Rebecca Lehrke                          

Ph.D. Candidate



Rebecca Lehrke received her Bachelor of Science specialising in Ecology at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 2015. She continued on at Auckland to complete her Master of Science in Biosecurity and Conservation studying the movement of Black Swans around the Auckland Airport in relation to bird strike risk.

Continuing on with that theme she moved to Darwin in early 2017 to study the movement of Magpie Geese in the Northern Territories. She is particularly interested in movement and spatial ecology, science communication and using technology to enhance wildlife research and management. Since moving to Darwin, Rebecca has started to delve into the world of Radar Aeroecology, and will be using weather radar to track the movement of Magpie Geese in the Top End.


CONTACT Rebecca:

Charles Darwin University                         Ellengowan Drive,  Building Yellow 2.1.01   Casuarina NT 0810 Australia



  1. Lehrke, R.M., McGregor, L., Dyer, J., Stanley, M.C., Dennis, T.E. (2017). An inexpensive satellite-download GPS receiver for wildlife: field trial on black swans. Wildlife Research. Online: .