Jessica Agius

Project Researcher
The University of Sydney

Jessica Agius grew up in the semi-rural suburbs of Sydney, and has recently graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, majoring in Animal Health and Disease.

The Honours project she undertook in 2016 involved the investigation of a novel emergent multisystemic Enterococcus infection in Christmas Island Reptiles.

As of 2017 Jessica will be undertaking her PhD project to build on the concepts and foundations already discovered, and build her experience in biomedical and conservation science research.

Publications
The lost lizards of Christmas Island: A retrospective assessment of factors driving the collapse of a native reptile community
Conservation Science and Practice
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 13 Spring 2019
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Health Surveillance Survey of Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Taronga Reptile Populations - Guiding Translocation Opportunities
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Combatting an emerging disease threatening endangered Christmas Island reptiles
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