Leonie Valentine

Researcher
The University of Western Australia

Leonie Valentine is a conservation biologist and Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology (ERIE) group at University of Western Australia. Her research investigates how and why fauna respond to disturbances, the role of fauna in ecosystem function and restoration ecology, and explores novel resource use by threatened fauna.

Leonie's current research examines the role of digging mammals as ecosystem engineers and how translocations of threatened species may be important for landscape restoration. Her work is often collaborative with conservation management agencies and she hopes their joint research will result in greater conservation outcomes.

Publications
The lost lizards of Christmas Island: A retrospective assessment of factors driving the collapse of a native reptile community
Conservation Science and Practice
Gut passage time and viability of seeds consumed by Australian marsupials
Australian Mammalogy
Survival of an Extinct in the Wild skink from Christmas Island is reduced by an invasive centipede: implications for future reintroductions
Biological Invasions
Spot on: using camera traps to individually monitor one of the world’s largest lizards
Wildlife Research
Methods for measuring uptake and outcomes from environmental research
TSR Hub
Bioturbation by a reintroduced digging mammal reduces fuel loads in an urban reserve
Ecological Applications
The ghosts of digging mammals past
TSR Hub
Methods for measuring uptake and outcomes from environmental research - Factsheet
TSR Hub
Movers and stayers: novel assemblages in changing environments
UWA
Enduring Quenda - persistence on the Swan Coastal Plain
Landscope
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 10 Summer 2019
TSR Hub
Effectiveness of biodiversity offsets: An assessment of a controversial offset in Perth, Western Australia
Elsevier
Enhancing ecosystem function by reintroductions of digging mammals
TSR Hub
The turtle, the fox and the bandicoot - One problem solved another created
TSR Hub
Bioturbation by bandicoots facilitates seedling growth by altering soil properties
Wiley
Sustaining Life
TSR Hub
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 5 Spring 2017
Threatened Species Recovery Hub
Options beyond captivity for two critically endangered Christmas Island reptiles
TSR Hub