Researcher biography

Natalya is interested in threatened species recovery, particularly in the identification and management of threatening processes, strategic conservation planning and environmental policy in relation to conservation outcomes.

Her current research, in partnership with WWF, is under the supervision of Associate Professor Diana Fisher, Dr Michelle Ward, Professor Hugh Possingham and Professor Jonathan Rhodes.

The work focuses on maximising conservation benefits at the landscape scale, using the brush-tailed rock wallaby as a model species. This research also involves deploying camera traps throughout south-east Queensland to better understand species responses to the 2019–20 wildfires.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Natalya completed the Master of Conservation Science program at The University of Queensland in 2020 and a BSc in Biology at the University of Ottawa, Canada.