Carla Archibald | Conservation Science. Identifying environmental preservation & sustainability for wildlife Australia
Conservation Science — Research, Policy & Practice
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PhD student from the School of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Queensland

I am motivated by problem-solving, and being around like-minded people who share a passion for collaboratively identifying solutions to environmental and conservation problems.

Main Interests

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CONSERVATION POLICY

Interdisciplinary research focusing on conservation policy and strategies.

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INNOVATION

Solutions oriented, out of the box and innovative thinking.

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CONSERVATION IN PRACTICE

On-ground field work, management and research in collaboration with landholders.

About Me

I am a PhD student in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science within the School of Earth and Environmental Science at The University of Queensland, Australia. I am interested in the identifying drivers of adoption, and understanding the effectiveness of conservation initiatives — like private land conservation programs — can make towards biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services provisioning.

I am interested in why people choose to participate in conservation initiatives, how programmatic factors related to conservation initiatives help of hinder their adoption or effectiveness of initiatives, and how broader factors related to the social-ecological system may influence the drivers of conservation initiative adoption and the impacts that covenants make towards conservation goals.

Prior to starting my PhD, I graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science from The University of Queensland in 2012 and received first-class honours for my research project on urban restoration and bird diversity in South-east Queensland. I have since gained experience in environmental consultancy for urban and infrastructure development and conservation research projects, for Universities and non-government organisations (IUCN) on projects concerning climate change, invasive species, avian ecology and protected areas. Find out more:


In 2016 I joined the Tambopata Macaw Project to research Scarlet ( Ara macao ) and Blue & Yellow ( Ara ararauna ) Macaw ecology —  Puerto Maldonado, Peru.    For more information about my experiences at TRC:   Archibald, C , Hawkingson, A, 2016, Tambopata Macaw Project: The Race to Save a Rainforest Icon, The Australian Parrot Society magazine.

In 2016 I joined the Tambopata Macaw Project to research Scarlet (Ara macao) and Blue & Yellow (Ara ararauna) Macaw ecology — Puerto Maldonado, Peru.

For more information about my experiences at TRC: Archibald, C, Hawkingson, A, 2016, Tambopata Macaw Project: The Race to Save a Rainforest Icon, The Australian Parrot Society magazine.


Recent Outputs

Scientific publications

Archibald, C.L., Butt, N,. 2018. Using Google search data to inform global climate change adaptation policy. Climatic Change 150 (3-4), 447-456

Clements, H., Selinske, M., Archibald, C., Cooke, B., Fitzsimons, J., Groce, J., Torabi, N. & Hardy, M. (2018). Fairness and Transparency Are Required for the Inclusion of Privately Protected Areas in Publicly Accessible Conservation Databases. Land, 7, 96.

Gallo-Cajiao, E., Archibald, C., Friedman, R., Steven, R., Fuller, R. A., Game, E. T., Morrison, T. H. and Ritchie, E. G.(2018) Crowdfunding biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology, doi:10.1111/cobi.13144

Policy submissions

Archibald, C, 2018, Policy submission on the Vegetation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Media

Archibald, C., Butt, Nathalie. Google searches reveal where people are most concerned about climate change, The Conversation.

Gallo-Cajiao, E., Archibald, C., Richie, E., Friedman, R., Fuller, R., Steven., Morrison., T. Crowdfunded campaigns are conserving the Earth’s environment, The Conversation.

conference presentations

Archibald, C., 10-min presentation, Conservation on private land tenures, Private Land Conservation Conference, Australian Land Conservation Alliance- Brisbane, Australia (2018)

Archibald, C., 5-min Speed Talk, Conservation Crossroads: Is podcasting a good way to communicate your research, Ecological Society of Australia Conference- Brisbane, Australia (2018)

Archibald, C., 5min Speed Talk, Why protected area governance type matters for ecosystem conservation, International Conference for Conservation Biology- Cartagena, Colombia (2018)


Information

Contact

Email: c.archibald@uq.edu.au or carla.archibald.wildlife@gmail.com

Mobile: +61 434 821 971

Located: Brisbane, Australia

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Research Lab: Rhodes Conservation Lab

University Department: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Research Centre: Centre of Excellence in Environmental Excellence