Dragon movement ecology Honours project

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Closing Date: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Based at Deakin University in Melbourne, this project will investigate the movement ecology of bearded dragons in remnant mallee vegetation in central NSW. The student will radio-track dragons in an agricultural landscape to determine home range size, daily movement distance, habitat selection and barriers to dispersal.

Equipment and funding for the project are available, as well as an existing data set collected from 25 animals in February/March.

The project will be a mid-year 2017 start for spring/summer fieldwork and will supervised by Dr Tim Doherty and Prof. Don Driscoll in the Centre for Integrative Ecology. The project is suited to a motivated and independent student who enjoys field work. For the right student, this project has the potential to lead to one or more publications.

Please email expressions of interest to tdohert@deakin.edu.au with the subject line 'Dragon Honours'. Also see https://tim-doherty.com/honours/