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MQ Research Fellow, Macquarie University

Simon Clulow is a Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney. He received his PhD from the University of Newcastle for studies investigating ways in which environmental stressors can be used to mitigate the impacts of emerging wildlife diseases via environmental mismatch. His current research spans the fields of ecology, disease, behaviour and reproduction, primarily on frogs and reptiles, and usually under an applied conservation umbrella. He has conducted extensive work on the impacts of the amphibian chytrid disease throughout Australia and New Guinea and on the threats posed to the biota and ecosystems of northern Australia from the invasive cane toad. He is interested in developing novel approaches for mitigating impacts of seemingly unstoppable threatening processes (e.g. emerging diseases, invasive species) including genome storage, assisted reproduction and de-extinction. His interest in amphibians led him to recently complete a comprehensive field guide to the frogs of Australia.


  • –present
    MQ Research Fellow, Macquarie University


  • 2017 
    University of Newcastle, PhD (Biological Sciences)