Interested in Wildlife Conservation but not quite sure where you’re heading? You’re definitely not alone. In this short webinar, WCS brings you a little taster of what’s out there in the world of environmental science, conservation & management, and provides a space in which to ask any questions you might have about the course you’re doing, where you can end up, and how to get there.

We are lucky enough to have three wonderful guest speakers headlining this event, all of whom have been through Melbourne University themselves. They’ll be talking about the exciting projects they’re currently working on, and the pathways they took to get to where they are now.


Here’s a little bit about them:

Ellen Cottingham is a current University of Melbourne PhD candidate in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Her work aims to develop feline immuno-contraceptives for the population management of feral and domestic cats in Australia.


Oakley Germech graduated from a Master of Science in 2019, studying same-sex aggressive behaviour in birds. He now works for BirdLife Australia, a science-focused conservation charity. He has been involved in several projects with the conservation team, and recently oversaw the data analysis and council reporting for the 2020 Aussie Backyard Bird Count, Australia’s largest citizen science event.


Dr Ruby Lovelock is a veterinarian with a love of native Australian wildlife. She has volunteered in wildlife conservation for many years, and was President of WCS from 2017-2018.


This event will be held online through Zoom at 7:30pm (AEDT) on Monday 22 March. Use the link below to access the event. If you’re unable to make it on the night itself, we’ll be recording the webinar and uploading it to YouTube afterwards.

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Topic: Careers & Pathways in Wildlife Conservation (ONLINE EVENT)

Time: Mar 22, 2021 07:30 PM Australia/Melbourne

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