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Unraveling the mystery of northern Australia’s most elusive mammal

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All, Student Stories, Postgraduate, Environmental Sciences, Research, Science

Alyson Stobo-Wilson is an Environmental Scientist completing her PhD at Charles Darwin University. Alyson participated in the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) and was the runner up with her topic Unraveling the mystery of northern Australia’s most elusive mammal. 

What Alyson's thesis is about

The savanna glider (Petaurus ariel) is arguably northern Australia’s most elusive mammal. The recent discovery of this species has prompted my PhD research into the distribution and ecology of the savanna glider. I have sourced historical locations of the savanna glider and conducted extensive field surveys to determine the conservation status and habitat preferences of the species. My findings will clarify whether the savanna glider is declining and guide future conservation management of this and other small mammals in northern Australia’s savannas.

See Alyson's 3MT full presentation video on YouTube.

 

 

 

Additional videos from CDU's 3MT can be found on YouTube and you can read more about Alyson's story online.

If completing a PhD or a Masters sounds like it could be for you, find out more about studying a Higher Degree by Research at CDU. You’ll join a research community that delivers real-world and measurable impact in northern Australia and the Asia Pacific and be supported by committed and professional supervisors. Find a supervisor or download an application pack.

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This article appears in:
All, Student Stories, Postgraduate, Environmental Sciences, Research, Science

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