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.
|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.)
- Ecological/conservation genetics
- Threatened species management
- Fire ecology
- Population viability analysis
- 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.