Assoc Prof Diana Fisher

Project Leader
The University of Queensland

Diana Fisher is a mammal ecologist who, alongside her research group, works on ecology and biogeography of mammals, especially in Australia and Melanesia.

This research includes causes and detectability of extinction, conservation ecology of threatened and declining marsupials, mating systems and life history evolution - especially associations between life histories and resource abundance, climate, and sexual selection.

Study animals in the field include northern quolls and kalutas in the WA Pilbara, Queensland species of antechinus, bridled nailtail wallabies, Sharman’s rock wallabies, Solomon Islands monkey-faced bats, and invasive predators: feral cats and fire ants.

Diana has recently finished a Future Fellowship and begun a UQ Fellowship in the School of Biological Sciences. She is a member of the IUCN Marsupial and Monotreme Specialist Group, and on the editorial board of Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B and Methods in Ecology and Evolution.