Mr Lachlan McBurney

Party Typeperson
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
Given NameLachlan
Full DescriptionLachie has worked in the Victorian Central highlands since 2001, running the long term monitoring program and its associated studies like the Variable Retention Harvesting Experiment.

Each year he takes out hundreds of people on the popular summer Stagwatching program, monitoring the possums and gliders in the mountain ash forests.

A large focus of the Victorian study is the recovery of these forests after the 2009 Black Saturday wildfire. Tracking a documenting these changes is one of Lachie’s biggest interests, having worked in and loved the area for some years before the fire.

He lives locally in Healesville and assists the other Research Officers with bird and reptile surveys from Victoria to southern Queensland.

In 2016, he started a Masters Program researching the spatial ecology of the Critically Endangered Leadbeater’s Possum using GPS tracking devices.

You can read more about Lachie and his research at
Postal AddressFenner School of Environment and Society
The Australian National University
Canberra, ACT, 2601
Phone Number+61 401 124 929
Website Address
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications

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