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Biography

I am passionate about educating our next generation of STEM graduates. In my current role, I develop and deliver innovative teaching programs to advance the discipline of ecology, science practice and communication. My education-focused research to date, examines student perceptions of teaching approaches in a core multidisciplinary science unit and approaches to improve key employability and communication skills in science graduates. My discipline specific research assesses the ecology and conservation of raptors within altered environments. In particular, identifying factors that influence occurrence, spatial distribution and persistence of raptor populations. By identifying the drivers and hazards for fauna within modified landscapes, we can aim to produce biologically resilient systems that can coexist alongside human populations. My research outputs have been disseminated at international and national levels, but also to relevant government stakeholders and the community.

Research area keywords

  • raptors
  • owls
  • spatial ecology
  • urbanisation
  • landscape gradients
  • biodiversity conservation
  • GIS

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Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Joining the dots: How does an apex predator move through an urbanizing landscape?

Carter, N., Cooke, R., White, J. G., Whisson, D. A., Isaac, B. & Bradsworth, N., 1 Jan 2019, In : Global Ecology and Conservation. 17, 12 p., e00532.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Powerful Owls: Possum Assassins Move into Town

Cooke, R., Hogan, F., Isaac, B., Weaving, M. & White, J. G., 1 Jun 2018, Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities. Boal, C. & Dykstra, C. (eds.). Washington DC USA: Island Press, p. 152- 165 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Urbanization and Raptors: Trends and Research Approaches

Cooke, R., Hogan, F., Isaac, B., Weaving, M. & White, J. G., 1 Jun 2018, Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities. Boal, C. W. & Dykstra, C. R. (eds.). Washington DC USA: Island Press, p. 64-76 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Can owls be used to monitor the impacts of urbanisation? A cautionary tale of variable detection

Cooke, R., Grant, H., Ebsworth, I., Rendall, A. R., Isaac, B. & White, J. G., 2017, In : Wildlife Research. 44, 6-7, p. 473-481 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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4 Citations (Scopus)

Species distribution models derived from citizen science data predict the fine scale movements of owls in an urbanizing landscape

Bradsworth, N., White, J. G., Isaac, B. & Cooke, R., 1 Sep 2017, In : Biological Conservation. 213, Part A, p. 27-35 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Conference travel grant

Bronwyn Isaac (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)