Dr Tyrone Lavery

Research Fellow

2010-2014 PhD

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland

2014-2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland

2016-2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago and The University of Kansas

2019-Present Research Fellow

Fenner School of Envirnment and Society, The Australian National University

Research interests

I have wide intrests in mammalogy, taxonomy, conservation biology and island biogeography in Australia and the South-west Pacific. My current research focuses on a range of long-term monitoring activities to track the ecological health of Kosciuszko National Park.

With Australia's Threatened Species Recovery Hub I worked to develop cost appropriate, cost-effective and practical monitoring protocols for threatened species like wiliji (West Kimberley rock-wallaby), and priotise monitoring for Australia's threatened species and species affected by the 2019-2020 bushfire crisis.

My work in the South-west Pacific focuses on searches for undescribed species and I have studied many of the region's rare and unique mammals, discovering how they are related, where they occur and the threats they are facing. Through this work I endeavour to support Pacific Island communities seeking to conserve their forests. The culmination of this work is the forthcoming book Mammals of the South-west Pacific (CSIRO Publishing) which combines published and unpublished data collected over years of field work to form a definitive guide to the mammals of the region.

  • Lavery, T, Lindenmayer, D, Blanchard, W et al. 2021, 'Counting plants: The extent and adequacy of monitoring for a continental-scale list of threatened plant species', Biological Conservation, vol. 260, 109193.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Woinarski, J, Legge, S et al. 2020, 'A checklist of attributes for effective monitoring of threatened species and threatened ecosystems', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 262, 110312.