Translocation of threatened species
From an early age Will has been fascinated by nature, inspired as a child by classic programs like Natural World and Blue Planet, and photographs by Steve Parish. That appreciation of nature eventually developed into a passion for ecology. After completing a Bachelor of Science, with majors in Ecology and Indonesian, Will completed an honours degree assessing the effectiveness of handheld infrared cameras as a tool for surveying night-roosting birds.
Will is a current PhD student in the Research Ecology Group with a focus on the science underpinning translocation of threatened birds. Using the translocation of the endangered Mallee Emu-wren as a model system, his research aims to improve conservation outcomes and provide translocation practitioners with a comprehensive framework encompassing the planning, implementation and post release monitoring of conservation translocations.
Outside of the office, Will is a keen surfer, musician and bushwalker.