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Mariana Campbell is originally from Brazil, where she completed a Bachelor of Science and a Research Masters. She was awarded an Australian International Research Post-graduate Scholarship (IPRS) in 2009 to undertake a Ph.D. at The University of Queensland, studying the Ecology and Conservation of the Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus). She now works at Charles Darwin University as a Research Lecturer, managing the research associated with two Commonwealth Funded Grants. In this role, she engages in laboratory and field work around animal movement but also assists with the administration of the North Australia Centre for Autonomous Systems (NACAS). Mariana also lectures two courses in GIS (Geographical Information Systems) for undergraduates and Masters students.

Mariana has worked in animal research and teaching at five universities throughout her career and has over 15 years of experience in animal husbandry. Most of this experience is with reptiles and fish, but she has also worked with amphibians, mammals, and birds. Mariana's primary interest is using animal movement data and other ecological and behavioural variables to aid conservation and management.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Queensland

16 Feb 20091 Sept 2012

Award Date: 1 Sept 2012

Master, Universidade Federal de São Carlos

1 Feb 20062 Jan 2008

Award Date: 1 Feb 2008

Bachelor, Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho

1 Feb 20021 Dec 2005

Award Date: 1 Dec 2005

External positions

Liaison Officer, University of New England

1 May 20141 Feb 2016

Assistant Manager, Kathmandu Fortitude Valley

1 Oct 20121 Oct 2013

Academic Tutor, University of Queensland

16 Feb 20091 Sept 2012


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