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Dr Gabriel Conroy

PhD Sunshine Coast, Grad. Dip-Secondary Education Qld.UT, BSc Hons Sunshine Coast

  • Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science and Ecology
+61 7 5459 4803
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Dr Gabriel Conroy

Dr Gabriel Conroy has a varied research background, starting with an early interest in coastal geomorphology (Coffee Rock) on K’gari-Fraser Island. His current work is predominantly in the field of conservation biology, including research relating to threatened species management.

Gabriel is also focusing on the ecological and evolutionary genetics of threatened animal and plant species, and has several projects underway relating to the K’gari-Fraser Island dingo population. He is also interested in fire ecology and links to indigenous land management. Glossy black-cockatoo feeding ecology (the world’s fussiest parrot) has also become a recent research fascination.


Research grants

Project name Funding body
Patch scale comparative genetics Gympie Regional Council
Eastern Grey Kangaroo Genetics Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Glossy Black Cockatoo Feed Tree Ecology Birds Queensland
Nutrient content as a factor in Glossy Black Cockatoo Feed Tree Ecology Glossy Black Conservancy
Translocation of the striped legless lizard, Delma impar Bush Heritage Australia
A DNA Mark-Recapture Analysis of K’gari-Fraser Island Dingoes DSITIA
Conservation of Fontainea rostrate (Euphorbiaceae) in the Tinana Creek Catchment Burnett-Mary Regional Group
Ecological genetics of K’gari-Fraser Island dingoes DEHP

Potential research projects for HDR and Honours students

There are often field, lab or data analysis based projects available of various shapes and sizes, usually relating to some aspect of conservation biology and ecology. Contact Dr Gabriel Conroy for more details.

Themes could include threatened species management, landscape/fire ecology, conservation biology and/or ecological genetics (threatened plants; dingoes; glossy Black-cockatoos, Eastern grey kangaroos etc.)

Research areas

  • Ecological/conservation genetics
  • Threatened species management
  • Fire ecology
  • Population viability analysis

Teaching areas

  • Environmental management
  • Ecological genetics
  • Conservation biology
  • Landscape ecology

Gabriel's area of expertise includes ecological genetics, threatened species management, and conservation biology, with a focus on threatened plants, alongside dingoes and Glossy black-cockatoos.

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