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S4W Research Scientist. Victoria has recently completed her PhD at the
University of New South Wales where she examined how hippopotamus
populations in Botswana were affected by changing water and vegetation
availability. She also worked for the Western Australia state government in environmental regulation and land and forest management. Victoria joined Science for Wildlife in spring of 2020 to lead our broad-scale koala scat surveys, investigating how koala populations have been affected by the bushfires. She has a strong background in monitoring a range of threatened species in Australia and overseas, including lemurs in Madagascar. Her expertise includes a variety of methods (drones, camera traps, direct counts, radio telemetry, GPS tracking) and spatial mapping and analysis. She’s excited to be applying her skills to help conserve our important koala populations after the bushfires.