Darcy Watchorn

Email dwatchorn@deakin.edu.au
Phone N/A
Campus Burwood
Supervisor Tim Doherty
Don Driscoll
Barbara Wilson
Mark Garkaklis

Thesis title
Conserving threatened mammals in the face of fire and predation

Research interests
1. 1. Threatened species
2. Forest ecology
3. Arboreal & terrestrial mammals
4. Fire ecology

Career
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.

Publications

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.

Memberships
Ecological Society of Australia, 2019 – current
Australian Wildlife Society, 2019 – current
Society of Conservation Biology, Melbourne Chapter, 2019 – current