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Anita J Cosgrove

Senior Research Assistant in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, The University of Queensland

My research focuses on landscape ecology, and specifically, the impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on species.

I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland in 2017. I investigated why avian insectivore populations are vulnerable to declines in highly-modified landscapes. This work was conducted in the Brigalow Belt and was funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award, BirdLife Australia, Birds Queensland, the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour and the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management.

I have a keen interest in threatened species and am an active member of the Black-throated Finch Recovery Team.


  • 2017–present
    Research Assistant, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science


  • 2017 
    The University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2012 
    The University of Queensland, BSc (Hons I)