Dr Fernanda Alves de Amorim

Postdoctoral Fellow
ANU College of Science
T: +61 0484 326 745

Areas of expertise

  • Population Ecology 060207
  • Ecological Applications 0501
  • Landscape Ecology 050104
  • Conservation And Biodiversity 050202
  • Wildlife And Habitat Management 050211


I am a conservation ecologist with an interest in population ecology and management of threatened species and their habitat. I am interest in how populations interact with the environment after landscape changes and how management interventions can help the persistence of populations.

I have worked on many threatened species projects in various ecosystems in Brazil and Australia (e.g. Red-billed Curassow, Lear’s Macaw, Restinga Tyrannulet, Carnaby’s Cockatoo, Orange-bellied Parrot, Swift parrot).

In 2014, I completed my Masters in Zoology at the University of São Paulo in Brazil where I investigated population parameters and habitat selection by the endangered red-billed curassow (Crax blumenbachii).

In 2015, I joined the Difficult Bird Research Group at the Australian National University on a training program as a research assistant where I collaborated across several projects on Tasmanian birds.

In 2017, I started a PhD at the Research School of Biology. For my PhD, I studied the Conservation and management of the endangered forty-spotted pardalote (Pardalotus quadragintus). My research on forty-spotted pardalotes focused on filling research gaps to inform management. 

Researcher's projects

  • Conservation and management of forty-spotted pardalotes
  • Conservation genetics of forty-spotted pardalotes
  • Ecology of cavity dependent fauna in Tasmanian forests
  • Landscape conservation of threatened bird species

Available student projects

1. Validating species distribution model for white gums (Eucalyptus viminalis) across Tasmania


Projects and Grants

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