About

What do I write about? Nature in your backyard, threatened species in cities and towns, my research into the impacts of roads on wildlife, as well as thoughts on life as an early-career researcher.

Who am I? I’m a wildlife ecologist/conservation biologist – that means I use research to understand interactions between people and nature to try and get good outcomes for both. I particularly like finding ways to strike a balance between agricultural/urban developments and nature conservation. My main areas of expertise are in urban and road ecology, conservation genetics and ecological connectivity. So far I’ve focused the conservation of threatened mammals within the human-dominated landscapes of southeast Australia, using field studies and genetic approaches to address ecological questions. I recently completed my PhD research evaluating the effectiveness of road-crossing structures for arboreal mammals (the rope bridges on the Hume – perhaps you’ve driven under them?)

Where do I work? I’m a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne within the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub (part of the National Environmental Science Programme).

*This site combines my old research page (Kylie Soanes’s Research) and my newer site (Urban Safari Guide).

I’m always on the look out for new projects and collaborations so don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at ksoanes@unimelb.edu.au.

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