Annabel Dorrestein

Annabel Dorrestein
Western Sydney University · Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (HIE)

PhD candidate Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment

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Introduction
I have a strong interest for mammalian behavioral ecology, and endangered species ecology and conservation. I am currently conducting my PhD on the social organisation of the Christmas Island flying-fox at the lab of Animal Ecology, led by dr. Justin Welbergen, at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment.

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Due to their geographical isolation and small populations, insular bats may not be able to maintain acute immunising viruses that rely on a large population for viral maintenance. Instead, endemic transmission may rely on viruses establishing persistent infections within hosts or inducing only short‐lived neutralizing immunity. Therefore, studies o...
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Introduced species can cause major disruptions to ecosystems, particularly on islands. On Christmas Island, the invasive yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) has detrimental impacts on many animals ranging from the iconic red crabs (Gecarcoidea natalis) to the Christmas Island Thrush (Turdus poliocephalus erythropleurus). However, the full ext...
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The Darién province in eastern Panama is one of the most unexplored and biodiverse regions in the world. The Chucantí Nature Reserve, in Serranía de Majé, consists of a diverse tropical cloud forest ecosystem. The aim of this research was to explore and study host associations of a tripartite system of bats, ectoparasitic flies on bats (Diptera, St...

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To develop new approaches to improve conservation management outcomes for the grey-headed flying-fox, specifically involving: 1) Population monitoring: Capitalise on new methodologies developed by the research team to monitor flying-foxes at nationally important camps. 2) Foraging resource mapping: Develop remotely sensed landscape-scale nectar availability maps to highlight spatially explicit targets for habitat conservation and restoration. 3) Heat stress mitigation: Test the efficacy of roost microclimate manipulation for mitigating heat stress.
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PhD project at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment