Ange Pestell

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Campus Burwood
Supervisor Euan Ritchie
Tim Doherty
Don Driscoll
Dale Nimmo (Charles Sturt University)

Thesis title
Fire and wildlife ecology in semi-arid mallee landscapes

Research interests
1. Fire ecology and how to use it to protect wildlife
2. Habitat preferences of small mammals
3. Conservation ecology


2019 – PhD, Deakin University
2017-19: Koala Project Officer, SA Department for Environment and Water (DEW)
2014-17: Conservation Policy Officer, SA DEW
2012-14: Senior Fire Management Officer, SA DEW
2011-12: Fire Management Project Officer, SA DEW
2010: Project Officer, Ecological Communities, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Populations and Communities (Cth)
2008-10: Wildlife Policy Officer, SA DEW
2006-08: Reserve Planner, SA DEW
2005-06: Graduate Officer, SA DEW
2005: Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), University of South Australia
2002-04: Bachelor of Applied Science, University of South Australia

Key publications

Pestell, A. J. L., Cooper, S. J. B., Saint, K., and Petit, S. (2008). Genetic structure of the western pygmy possum, Cercartetus concinnus Gould (Marsupialia: Burramyidae) based on mitochondrial DNA. Australian Mammalogy 29:191-200.

Pestell, A. J. L. and Petit, S. (2007). Diet of the western pygmy possum, Cercartetus concinnus Gould (Marsupialia: Burramyidae), at Innes National Park, South Australia, and evaluation of diet sampling methods. Australian Journal of Zoology 55:275-284.

Pestell, A. J. L. and Petit, S. (2007). Methods and ethical considerations of pitfall trapping for the western pygmy possum (Cercartetus concinnus Gould) (Marsupialia: Burramyidae), with observations on capture patterns and nest sites. Wildlife Research 34:296-305.

Memberships / Affiliations:

2004 – current: Australian Mammal Society
2003 – current: Biology Society of South Australia