Wendy Wright

Federation University Australia
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Wendy Wright is an associate professor at Federation University Australia’s School of Applied and Biomedical Sciences. Wendy has strong connections with the Gippsland community and was co-convener of the “Living with Bushfire” community conference held at Federation University Australia's Gippsland Campus during October 2014. Wendy is also Chair of the University’s Higher Degrees by Research Subcommittee

Wendy has a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Zoology (1988) from Monash University and a PhD in Zoology (1992) from Reading University in the UK. Wendy worked for the ABC TV Natural History Department, making wildlife documentaries for a short time and was then appointed to an academic position at the Gippsland Campus (at that time Monash University).

Wendy’s research focuses primarily on conservation within production environments and her work aims to promote sustainable practices within the silvicultural and agricultural industries. Current and recent research includes investigating the role of remnant native vegetation and revegetated areas on farms in supporting on-farm biodiversity. This research documents the importance of native vegetation as habitat for invertebrate and vertebrate communities. Wendy is also interested in the human aspects of ecology and is now also researching within ecological anthropology.

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Street Address:
Federation University Gippsland Campus
Northways Road
Churchill Victoria 3842
Ph: 03 51226854