Conserving threatened mammals in the face of fire and predation
1. 1. Threatened species
2. Forest ecology
3. Arboreal & terrestrial mammals
4. Fire ecology
2019 – Current: PhD, Deakin University, Australia.
2018 – Current: Leadbeater’s Possum Field Officer, Wildlife Conservation & Science Department, Zoos Victoria.
2017 – 2018: Senior Field Officer, Koala Management Program, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia.
2017: Field Officer, Glossy Black-Cockatoo Recovery Program, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Australia.
2015 – 2016: Bachelor of Biological Science (Honours) with First-Class Honours, Deakin University.
2012 – 2015: Bachelor of Biological (Zoology Major) with Distinction, Deakin University.
In press: Darcy Watchorn and Desley Whisson. “Quantifying the interactions between koalas in a high-density population during the breeding period.” Australian Mammalogy (2019).
Kita R. Ashman, Darcy J. Watchorn and Desley A. Whisson. “Prioritising research efforts for effective species conservation: a review of 145 years of koala research” Mammal Review 29, 2 (2019): 189-200.
Charlton, Benjamin D., Darcy J. Watchorn, and Desley A. Whisson. “Subharmonics increase the auditory impact of female koala rejection calls.” Ethology 123, 8 (2017): 571-579.
Ecological Society of Australia, 2019 – current
Australian Wildlife Society, 2019 – current
Society of Conservation Biology, Melbourne Chapter, 2019 – current