In this one-hour webinar, Matt Cecil (Wildlife Queensland) and Dr Sean Fitzgibbon (University of Queensland) will provide a fascinating look at Queensland’s quolls, with a specific focus on the endangered spotted-tailed quoll. Learn about these amazing marsupials, their habitat and ecology, as well as the threats they face and current conservation initiatives.
Please join us for Queensland Quolls – a Wildlife Queensland webinar
Australia has four species of quoll: the spotted-tailed, the northern, eastern and western quoll. The spotted-tailed quoll and the smaller northern quoll are both found in Queensland. The spotted-tailed quoll is mainland Australia’s largest native marsupial carnivore
In this FREE one-hour Wildlife Queensland webinar, presenters Matt Cecil (Wildlife Queensland) and Dr Sean FitzGibbon (University of Queensland) will provide a fascinating look at Queensland’s quolls, with a specific focus on the endangered spotted-tailed quoll. Learn about these amazing marsupials, their habitat and ecology, as well as the threats they face and current conservation initiatives.
You’ll also find out about Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network program, and how you can help to save the spotted-tailed quoll.
Date and time:
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
10.30 am – 11.30 am (AEST – Brisbane time)
Online – Zoom platform
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About the presenters
Matt Cecil, Projects Manager, Wildlife Queensland
Matt Cecil is the Projects Manager at Wildlife Queensland. His career in wildlife began in 2001 while holidaying in Tasmania: He visited a local wildlife park, desperate to see a Tasmanian devil, and landed a job at the park as an animal keeper, starting the very next week. Eight years, one zoology degree and several animal bite marks later, he returned to Brisbane to defrost.
Matt joined the Wildlife Queensland team in 2014 managing projects under the organisation’s focussed species networks; PlatypusWatch, Queensland Glider Network, Richmond Birdwing Conservation network and the Quoll Seekers Network.
Quoll Seekers Network is determined to document evidence of spotted-tailed quoll beyond their stronghold of the border ranges and granite belt. This is a native animal that carries the weight of extinction pressure from all corners – introduced species predatory pressure, introduced species competitive pressure, poisoning by introduced species, human persecution, road trauma and loss/modification of essential habitat. Quolls desperately need our help and the Quoll Seekers are determined to provide it.
Sean FitzGibbon PhD, Research Fellow, University of Queensland
Sean FitzGibbon is a Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, where he completed his PhD in zoology in 2005. His research is aimed at enhancing the conservation of wildlife in fragmented landscapes, through improved ecological understanding. He has specialised in examining the behavioural ecology of many species, including quolls, using latest-technology devices such as proximity loggers, custom-made GPS units, sound recorders and micro-transmitters.