Researcher

Dr Kate Brandis

My Expertise

I have expertise and experience in Australian wetlands and waterbirds including the management of water and environmental flows. I am the project leader for the Feather Map of Australia citizen science project. I also have experience in elemental and stable isotope analysis of biological samples to address ecological challenges including waterbird tracking, diet analysis, and the illegal wildlife trade. 

Field of Research (FoR)

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My Research Activities

Natal site fidelity and Australian pelicans at Lake Brewster, NSW. Joint project with NSW OEH

Waterbird genetics - unraveling natal site fidelity across the Murray Darling Basin, Joint project with Macquarie University

Feather Map of Australia - www.ansto.gov.au/feathermap

Avian botulism and water management. Joint project with NSW OEH.

Occurrence of E. coli in free ranging waterbirds. Joint project with UTS

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My Research Activities

Natal site fidelity and Australian pelicans at Lake Brewster, NSW. Joint project with NSW OEH

Waterbird genetics - unraveling natal site fidelity across the Murray Darling Basin, Joint project with Macquarie University

Feather Map of Australia - www.ansto.gov.au/feathermap

Avian botulism and water management. Joint project with NSW OEH.

Occurrence of E. coli in free ranging waterbirds. Joint project with UTS

WildENFORCE - developing a real-time forensic tool to determine animal provenance. Joint project with Taronga Conservation Society, ANSTO, UTS

Nimmi-Caira Gayini consortium member.

Toxins in Feathers. Joint project with UTS.

 

 


My Research Supervision


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Currently supervising

PhD - Claire Sives - Emphemeral Lakes in semi-arid Australia

PhD - Roxanne Francis - Waterbirds in Botswana

PhD - Chris Hasselerharm - Forensic tool development for the illegal wildlife trade

PhD - Jianguo Li - Toxins in feathers

Hons - Carys Martin - Waterbirds in the Lowbidgee

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Location

Level 5 East. E26 Biosciences Building, Randwick Campus

Contact

02 9385 2812