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Associate Professor, Griffith University

Guy Castley is an Associate Professor within the Center for Planetary Health and Food Security and School of Environment and Science at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, Australia. An overarching focus of Guy’s research and outreach activities focus on the transdisciplinary nature of contemporary conservation practice, drawing extensively upon his conservation biology and park / wildlife management background. His projects explore the interactions between species and their socio-ecological environment. Research interests include projects assessing threatened species and their conservation, linkages between tourism and conservation, landscape and urban ecology and long-term biodiversity monitoring.


  • 2022–present
    Associate Professor, School of Environment and Science, Griffith University
  • 2014–2021
    Senior Lecturer, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University
  • 2010–2013
    Senior Research Fellow, International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Griffith University
  • 2005–2010
    Lecturer, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University
  • 1997–2005
    Animal Ecologist, South African National Parks


  • 1997 
    University of Port Elizabeth, Ph.D.
  • 1992 
    University of Port Elizabeth, M.Sc.

Professional Memberships

  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Research Areas

  • Impacts Of Tourism (150601)
  • Tourism Management (150603)
  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management (050211)