Billy Geary

Campus Burwood
Supervisor Euan Ritchie
Tim Doherty
Dale Nimmo
Ayesha Tulloch


Thesis title
Improving ecosystem management and conservation decision-making

Research interests
1. Understanding and managing interactions between threats (e.g. invasive predators, habitat fragmentation) and ecological processes (e.g. fire)
2. Using quantitative approaches to help managers to better understand and conserve ecosystems using an integrated approach
3. The conservation and management of Australia’s biodiversity

PhD – Deakin University (2018 – present)
Policy Officer – Biodiversity Division, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (2015 – present)
Master of Environment (with Distinction) – University of Melbourne (2015 – 2017)
Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) – Deakin University (2014)

Selected grants and scholarships
Ecological Society of Australia Prize for Outstanding Outreach (2015)
Australian Wildlife Society University Student Award (2014)
Joyce W. Vickery Scientific Research Award (2014)

Find me on social media
Twitter: @billy_geary