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Christopher O'Bryan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland

I am a postdoctoral research fellow in decision and conservation science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. I have a background in ecology and conservation biology. I studied the movement patterns, habitat selection, and conservation of a small freshwater turtle in the coastal plain of the United States for my M.S. degree. Since then, I have worked as a state wildlife biologist developing habitat management plans and advising landowners how to properly conserve their property. For my PhD studies, I focused on broad-scale human-wildlife coexistence questions and the exposure of species to human pressure.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate , The University of Queensland


  • 2014 
    Clemson University, Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
  • 2011 
    Austin Peay State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology


  • 2018
    The contribution of predators and scavengers to human well-being, Nature Ecology & Evolution 2, 229-236
  • 2016
    Community occupancy of herpetofauna in roadside ditches in a managed pine landscape, Forest Ecology and Management 361, 346-357
  • 2016
    Novel habitat use supports population maintenance in a reconfigured landscape, Ecosphere 7 (3)
  • 2014
    Anuran assemblages associated with roadside ditches in a managed pine landscape, Forest ecology and management 334, 217-231
  • 2012
    Further presence of Ranavirus infection in amphibian populations of Tennessee, USA, Herpetological Review 43 (2), 293-295

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Conservation Biology