Future Fellow in mammal ecology and conservation, The University of Queensland

Please see http://academicportal.app.uq.edu.au/researchers/profiles/397/biography/
or
www.biology.uq.edu.au/staff/diana-fisher

My academic history is:
ARC Future Fellow / Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. Investigating life history evolution, extinction and conservation ecology of carnivorous marsupials. January 2012 – December 2015.

ARC Australian Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. Investigating causes of animal extinction and rediscovery, detection of extinction and trajectories of decline in mammals with respect to the spread of invasive predators. January 2007 – December 2011.

Natural Heritage Trust, federal Department of Environment and Heritage, Canberra. Collating published data on threats to nationally endangered vertebrates under the EPBC Act, for the Species Profiles And Threats database. Part time, January- December 2006.

ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra. Testing hypotheses to explain the evolution of polyandry, using antechinuses. April 2002 to February 2006 (maternity leave December 2004 – October 2005).

Royal Society Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Aberdeen. Investigating behavioural mechanisms of density-dependent immigration and implications for population dynamics in the water vole. Jan 2000 - April 2001 (maternity leave April 2001 – April 2002).

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland. Ecological correlates of marsupial life histories, behaviour and social organisation. 1999 - 2000.

PhD. The Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Queensland, supervised by Professor Craig Moritz and Dr Anne Goldizen: Behavioural ecology and demography of the bridled nailtail wallaby, Onychogalea fraenata 1994 - 1998.
New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Environmental Survey and Research section, Sydney. Analysis of ecological attributes and conservation status of vertebrates. 1992 - 1993.

The Australian Museum, Sydney. Fieldwork in the Solomon Islands. Assessment of the conservation status, habitat requirements and natural history of a new species of Pteralopex, a pteropodid bat in the Solomon Islands. January to July 1992.

BSc (honours). The Department of Zoology, The University of Sydney, supervised by Dr Chris Dickman: Causes of body size / prey size relationships in dasyurid marsupials. 1989.

Experience

  • –present
    Future Fellow in mammal ecology and conservation, University of Queensland

Education

  • 1999 
    The University of Queensland, Ecology / Biology