Carla Archibald

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PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland


BAppSc Wildlife Science – The University of Queensland

BSci (Hons 1) Ecology –The University of Queensland

Advisors: Dr. Jonathan Rhodes, Dr Morena Mills

Project Description:

Carla is a PhD student researching how to utilise privately protected areas in conservation planning to reach local and international targets. She is focusing on the social aspects of privately protected area adoption and spread, drawing theories and methods from the social sciences and epidemiology. Carla graduated her Applied Science degree from The University of Queensland in 2012 and received her first-class honours degree within the CEED lab in 2014 specialising in avian conservation. She has a background conducting terrestrial vertebrate fauna surveys using both trapping and observational methods utilising visuals, calls and traces for all taxa. Carla has experience as a fauna consultant/wildlife biologist implementing fauna surveying methods and liaising with many stakeholders to ensure the highest standard of animal welfare. Carla also has worked as a project manager for the field component of an invasive species project along with another research position for the IUCN: Joint Taskforce for Biodiversity and Protected Areas and also an analytical project for the Global Change Institute. In her spare time, Carla enjoys looking for animals, rock climbing, playing music and drinking coffee.



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Selected Publication

(Submitted) Archibald, C., McKinney, M., Mustin, K., Shanahan, D., Possingham, HP., 2016. More birds for your buck: Assessing the effect of revegetation and weed control on urban bird diversity.Journal of Applied Ecology.

Mills, M., Mutafoglu, K., Adams, VM., Archibald, C., Bell, J., Leon, JX., 2016. Perceived and projected flood risk and adaptation in coastal Southeast Queensland, Australia. Climatic Change.

Barnes, M., Woodley, S., Craigie, I., Geldmann, J., Archibald, C., Harrison, L., Whitmee, S. 2015. Trends in Species Populations in GEF Supported Protected Areas. Technical Report for the Global Environmental Facility.