Clare Crane

Biodiversity Field Officer (Wagga Wagga)

Clare has been working with The Australian National University’s Sustainable Farms team for several years, and previously worked with the Conservation and Landscape Ecology Group. She currently manages the South West Slopes Restoration Study, the Nanangroe Natural Experiment and the Adjungbilly Creek Project.

Clare is from a UK farming family and first came to Australia in late 2005, when she volunteered with Parks Victoria’s conservation and research management team. During this time she worked on various monitoring projects targeting feral animals, threatened species and weed species. This included the Southern Ark Project which monitors the recovery of critical weight mammals following fox control and the reintroduction of the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby in the Grampians National Park. In 2008 Clare returned to work in Australia as a consultant zoologist and since then has surveyed predominantly vertebrate fauna, both threatened and pest species, in Victoria and parts of NSW, central Queensland and South Australia.

Clare holds an honours degree in zoology from University College London and a Masters of Science in Conservation Management from the University of Surrey. Both research theses investigated mammalian species, and Clare has extensive experience surveying and monitoring wildlife and vegetation using both direct and indirect methods.