Belinda is an ecologist who specialises in threatened species conservation and reintroduction biology, particularly through combined research-management approaches.
Experience in academic research, ecological consultancy, environmental regulation, and wildlife rehabilitation have led to a keen interest in combining fundamental science with management actions. By understanding how environmental change impacts physiology, behaviour, habitat use, associations, and broader ecosystem processes, Belinda investigates how iterative trials and adaptive management can lead to better conservation outcomes for threatened species.
- Wilson et al. (2020) Adapting reintroduction tactics in successive trials increases the likelihood of establishment for an endangered carnivore in a fenced sanctuary. PLoS ONE 15(6): e0234455.
- Portas et al. (2020) Baseline health and disease assessment of founder eastern quolls during a conservation translocation to mainland Australia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 56 (3): 547559.