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Associate Professor in Zoology and Ecology, University of New England

Debbie Bower (B.Sc., Ph.D) is a Conservation Biologist and head of the Laboratory of Applied Zoology and Ecosystem Restoration (LAZER) in School of Environmental and Rural Science and UNE. Her research focuses on the management of invasive species and applied ecology of threatened taxa. This work incorporates experimental techniques to explore disturbances such as wetland weeds, salinisation and emerging infectious diseases. LAZER undertakes research in diverse aquatic systems including the wetlands of the Murray Darling Basin, savannas of north Queensland and the rainforest streams of Papua New Guinea.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer in Ecosystem Rehabilitation, University of New England


  • 2012 
    University of Canberra, PhD