Alice Risely

Alice Risely

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Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds
Supervisor Marcel Klaassen,
Bethany Hoye

Thesis title
Effects of pathogen infection on long-distance migrants and consequences for pathogen dynamics along the migratory flyway

Research interests
1. Migration ecology (with a focus on birds)
2. Drivers of population dynamics
3. Pathogen dynamics in migrants

2013 – Current: PhD, Deakin University, Australia
2012 – 2013: Biodiversity & Conservation Officer, CREES, Peru
2011 – 2012: MSc Applied Ecology & Conservation, University of East Anglia, UK
2011: Field technician, Birdlife Poland, Biebrza Marshes, Poland
2011: Field technician, Tulane Uni & Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre, Jamaica
2010: Field technician, Montana University Wildlife Cooperative Unit, Arizona, US
2009: Field Technician, University of Chicago, Kyrgyzstan
2006 – 2007: Conservation field staff, Operation Wallacea, Honduras
2003 – 2006: BSc Zoology, University of Durham, UK

Key publications
Risely, A., Blackburn, E. & Cresswell, W. 2015. Patterns in departure phenology and mass gain on African non-breeding territories prior to the Sahara crossing for a long-distant migrant. Ibis. Accepted.

Risely, A, Nightingale, J, Richardson, DS & Barr, I. (2013). Wing length and age, but not tarsus or mass, independently determine spring arrival at breeding territories in a long-distance migrant the Common Whitethroat, Sylvia communis. Bird Study, 60, 539 – 546.