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About me

PhD candidate, senior ecologist (Arcadis), nature photographer


My name is William Terry and I am a PhD candidate at Southern Cross University and work as a Senior Ecologist for Arcadis. I have extensive experience working on wildlife related projects. I have presented at several scientific conferences and have produced some key wildlife management peer reviewed articles.

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Terry, W, (2022) A note on the calling behaviour of Brown Toadlet, Pseudophryne bibronii, at a site in central Victoria, Australian Zoologist, in press.

Terry, W, Goldingay, R, van der Ree, R (2021) Can chainsaw carved hollows provide an effective solution to the loss of natural tree hollows for arboreal mammals?, Forest Ecology and Management, 490,  119112.

Terry, W and Xu T (2020) Simulating the impact of climate change on the threatened Brush-tailed Phascogale in eastern Australia, The Victorian Naturalist, 137(5), p.128-139.

Terry, W (2020) An observation of Sugar Gliders evicting nesting White-throated Treecreepers from a nest box in central Victoria, Australian Field Ornithology, 37, p.172-173.

Terry, W (2020) A brush with death: Roads and Brush-tailed Phascogales. The Victorian Naturalist, 137(2), p.52-54.

Conference presentations

Terry, W and Goldingay, R., A brush with death: Roads and Brush-tailed Phascogales (Poster), Australian Mammal Society Conference, Sydney, 7 July, 2019. (Winning Poster at Conference).

Terry, W. and Golden, A., An observation of nest robbing by the threatened Brush-tailed Phascogale in central Victoria, (Poster), Australian Mammal Society Conference, Brisbane, 1 July 2018.

Terry, W., Goldingay, R., van der Ree, R. Preliminary observations of the usefulness of chainsaw hollows for the conservation of the threatened Brush-tailed Phasccogale, Australian Mammal Society Conference, Brisbane,1 July 2018.

Terry, W., Brush-tailed Phascogale activity in a post-fire landscape, Australian Mammal Society Conference, 28 September 2016.

Terry, W., Kent, B. and Patrick, M., The use of motion sensing cameras to measure bait-take by Brush-tailed phascogale during a simulated fox control program, 6th Biennial Weed Society of Victoria Conference, 6 June 2016.

Terry, W., Threatened Species Monitoring Program at Macedon Ranges Shire Council, State Wide Integrated Flora and Fauna Teams Video Conference, 28 April 2016.

Terry, W., The autecology of the Pink-tailed Legless Lizard, Aprasia parapulchella, Biodiversity Across the Borders, 9 June 2011.

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Public Talks

30 September 2017

Unlocking the mysteries of the Cobaw State Forest, Newham Mechanics Institute

3 May 2018

Secrets of the Brush-tailed Phascogale, Maldon Neighbourhood House

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Radio appearances

23 April 2018

Secrets of the Brush-tailed Phascogale, Emma Noble, ABC Central Victoria

2 September 2015

Macedon Ranges Threatened Species Program, Fiona Parker, ABC Central Victoria


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Valued Partnerships

The Phascogale Project would not be possible without the ongoing support from a range of organisations and individuals. I would like to acknowledge my two supervisors, Ross Goldingay (Southern Cross University) and Rodney van der Ree (Ecology and Infrastructure International). 

I work closely with the Victorian Brush-tailed Phascogale Coordinating Group (WERPP) including Jerry Alexander, Peter Johnson, Donna McMaster, Andrew Arnold, Colin Cook, Ruth Marr, Warren Murphy and several others.

Assistance from Albert Golden (Macedon Ranges Conservation Society) and Karen Thomas (Bendigo Field Naturalists) has been essential for this project. Their knowledge on Phascogale behaviour has been vital.

Support from local governments in Victoria is also greatly appreciated including Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Greater Bendigo Shire Council and Mount Alexander Shire.

Thank you to Connecting Country (Tanya Loos) who have provided support in initiating the project. The Friends of Bald Hill Reserve have also been an asset for this project.

The Victorian Field Naturalists Club of Victoria have provided essential funds for purchase of radio collars.

Thank you to the kind private residents who have allowed me to use their beautiful bush blocks for my research. Jan, Jane and Albert.

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