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Claire Greenwell

PhD Candidate, Murdoch University

I’m a conservation biologist and ornithologist with a passion for sea- and coastal-birds. I am currently undertaking a PhD project exploring the breeding chronology, life-history, behaviour and ecology of the Australian Fairy Tern with the overarching view of informing policy and conservation efforts for this threatened (Vulnerable) species. I have a strong interest in trophic ecology, animal behaviour, and research with a strong applied focus to biological conservation. As convener of the Western Australian Fairy Tern Network, I provide technical advice and engage directly with land and wildlife managers and citizen scientists to coordinate on-ground management actions, which seek to improve outcomes for breeding colonies.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Murdoch University