Dr Hamish Campbell

Head of the Lab



Hamish Campbell is a RIEL Senior Research Fellow and leader of the Movement and Landscape Ecology laboratory (MLE-Lab) at Charles Darwin University (CDU). He is also the Senior Lecturer in Spatial Sciences for the School of Environment and runs the CDU Drone School. 

Hamish is interested in studying the spatiotemporal relationship between animals and their environment. In particular, what drives animals to move, how do they respond to environmental heterogeneity, and why they select certain areas over others. Understanding how animals move through space and time is fundamental to ecological processes and Hamish’s research aids in the management of  Australia's invasive and threatened species. His current projects study the movement and migration of birds, reptiles, mammals, and fish across Northern Australia. He currently sits on the Commonwealth Threatened Species Scientific Committee, which advises the Australian Government on matters of national environmental significance.



Contact Hamish:


Ph: +61 8 8946 6017

Charles Darwin University                         Ellengowan Drive, Building Yellow 2.2.14         Casuarina NT 0810 Australia




  1. D.T. Roberts, V. Udyawer, C. Franklin, R.G. Dwyer, H.A. Campbell (2017). Using an acoustic telemetry array to assess fish volumetric space use: a case study on impoundments, hypoxia and an air-breathing species (Neoceratodus forsteri). Marine and Freshwater Research 68 (8), 1532-1543. 
  2. B.J. Lyon, R.G. Dwyer, R.D. Pillans, H.A. Campbell, C.E. Franklin (2017). Distribution, seasonal movements and habitat utilisation of an endangered shark, Glyphis glyphis, from northern Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 573, 203-213.
  3. M.A. Micheli-Campbell, M.J. Connell, R.G. Dwyer, C.E. Franklin, B. Fry, M.J. Kennard, J. Tao, H.A. Campbell (2017). Identifying critical habitat for freshwater turtles: integrating long-term monitoring tools to enhance conservation and management. Biodiversity and Conservation 26 (7), 1675-1688.
  4. J. McGowan, M. Beger, R.L. Lewison, R. Harcourt, H.A. Campbell, M. Priest, R.G. Dwyer, H.Y. Lin, P. Lentini, C. Dudgeon, C. McMahon, M. Watts, H.P. Possingham (2017). Integrating research using animal‐borne telemetry with the needs of conservation management. Journal of Applied Ecology 54 (2), 423-429.
  5.  R.G. Dwyer, L. Carpenter‐Bundhoo, C.E. Franklin, H.A. Campbell (2016). Using citizen‐collected wildlife sightings to predict traffic strike hot spots for threatened species: a case study on the southern cassowary. Journal of Applied Ecology 53 (4), 973-982.
Hamish's full publications list can be found on his Google Scholar and Academia.edu profile pages.