Group Leader & Lecturer
Marine vertebrate ecology; ecology, conservation and management of Australian birds; avian pathogens and bird migration in Torres Strait
Dr Rohan Clarke lectures in Ecology and leads the ResearchEcology group in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. His research interests focus on the ecology of Australian fauna, especially birds and the management and mitigation of threatening processes. Within these areas of interest, research is conducted at a variety of levels from organismal ecology to ecosystem ecology.
Some current research projects include:
- Avian pathogen movement within Australia's important bird migration corridors
- Tropical seabird ecology in the eastern Indian Ocean
- Seabird and shorebird monitoring in response to the Montara Oil Spill
- Baseline monitoring and applied research program for Australian seabirds
- Management of threatened woodland birds in south-eastern Australia
- Either side of the Big Wet: the future resilience of south-eastern Australia’s biota (led by colleagues at the University of Canberra)
Like most members of ResearchEcology, Rohan combines healthy doses of fieldwork with a diversity of field, lab and desktop techniques to achieve the group’s research objectives.