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Katherine Selwood

Past PhD Student

The significance and future prospects of floodplain forests for birds

 

Katherine is investigating the effects of long-term drought on woodland bird assemblages in the Murray-Darling Basin. She’s also exploring the relative importance of floodplains for terrestrial birds, including their potential as climate refugia and their contribution to regional bird assemblages. Katherine is supervised by Rohan Clarke, Melodie McGeoch and Ralph Mac Nally.

Katherine completed a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours) at Monash University in 2007. Her honours project investigated the value of revegetated box-ironbark vegetation in providing breeding habitat for woodland birds. Between honours and her PhD, Katherine worked for several years for the Department of the Environment (Australian Government). Her work there included threatened species recovering planning, the development of species discovery programs and environmental water policy.

 

Publications

Selwood, K., McGeoch, M. & Mac Nally, R. (2014). The effects of climate change and land‐use change on demographic rates and population viability. Biological Reviews, pp. 000–000. 1.  doi: 10.1111/brv.12136

Selwood, K., Mac Nally, R., & Thomson, J. R. (2009). Native bird breeding in a chronosequence of revegetated sites. Oecologia, 159(2), 435-446

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