Ms Alex Callen

Ms Alex Callen

Casual Academic

School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Alex is a post-doctoral research ecologist with the Conservation Biology Research Group, in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences. Her principal research interests are in the fields of conservation biology and ecology, particularly in applied research related to habitat manipulation and restoration and the success of animal reintroductions into these areas. She enjoys taking conservation methods developed in the laboratory and at small field scales and applying them at the more complex landscape scale to test their efficacy and improve conservation outcomes. She is particularly interested in using habitat manipulations to mitigate against novel wildlife diseases that are host-generalist and therefore remain prevalent in the environment. Alex has experience in general flora and fauna surveys, surveys of threatened amphibians, amphibian micro-chipping, habitat preference analysis, qPCR analysis (disease and infection analysis), water quality monitoring and analysis, statistical analysis and modelling, project management, impact assessment and industry liaison. She worked as an environmental scientist and ecologist in a variety of government and industry positions before returning to Newcastle University to pursue her research and teaching career.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Environmental Science (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Threatened species
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Environmental management
  • Conservation
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecology
  • Wildlife Disease
  • Reintroduction
  • Habitat manipulation
  • Restoration

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity 40
060208 Terrestrial Ecology 30
050102 Ecosystem Function 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $131,758

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20184 grants / $131,758

Impact of closure works on Green and Golden Bell Frog populations on Koorangang Island$54,100

Funding body: Hunter Development Corporation

Funding body Hunter Development Corporation
Project Team Professor Michael Mahony, Doctor Colin McHenry, Ms Alex Callen
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800355
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Determining adaptive capacity of mountain top frogs to climate change predictions$30,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Professor Michael Mahony, Ms Alex Callen, Associate Professor Matthew Hayward
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1800796
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Expert herpetology advice for restoration of green and golden bell frog habitat at Clyde terminal$27,658

Funding body: University of New South Wales

Funding body University of New South Wales
Project Team Professor Michael Mahony, Ms Alex Callen
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800652
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

Establishing population status and identifying priority management sites for stuttering frog$20,000

Funding body: NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Funding body NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Project Team Professor Michael Mahony, Ms Alex Callen, Professor Stephen Donnellan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1800713
Type Of Funding C2220 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Other
Category 2220
UON Y
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Ms Alex Callen

Positions

Casual Academic
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Casual Research Assistant
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Research Assistant
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Casual Academic
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Contact Details

Email alex.callen@newcastle.edu.au
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