Nicole's current PhD research has matrix ecology as a central theme, with a focus on how species, particularly herpetofauna, respond to habitat loss and fragmentation in agricultural landscapes. Her landscape-scale project aims to address how the matrix influences patch-dependent species, generating a new picture of how valuable different matrix types are for retaining biodiversity in production
Nicole has previously worked across a range of environmental sectors, including research, private (as an ecological consultant) and government (as a NSW OEH threatened species officer). Her research has previously included pest species management and threatened species recovery, grounded in applied conservation both in Australia and internationally.
Hansen, N and Crosby, K (2016) 'Habitat use of the threatened Booroolong Frog (Litoria booroolongensis) in the Central West Catchment Management Area'. Australian Zoologist (approved for publication)
Hansen, N (2011) Rats in the Ranks: Demographic responses of an invasive species, Rattus rattus, to pest control in urban bushland remnants. Thesis submitted to the University of NSW for fulfilment for the MPhil degree.