Lecturer in Conservation Biology
I was educated to Masters level in South Africa (Stellenbosch) and completed my PhD in Australia in 2009 (Adelaide). I held a Marie Curie Fellowship at Imperial College London (2011-13) and a more recent Carnegie Fellowship at the University of the Witwatersrand (2013-16).
My research focus centres on tropical conservation biology and ecology, with a strong interest in large mammal conservation in Africa and human-wildlife conflict. I maintain a formal affiliation (Hon Research Fellow) with the Centre for African Ecology at Wits University in South Africa, and have a field site in Botswana.
I have supervised a number of MSc and Honours students, and am module leader for the undergraduate programmes 'Animal Field Skills' and 'Contemporary Issues in Conservation.'
University of Adelaide, Australia, PhD
Owen-Smith N, Traill LW. 2017. Space use patterns of a large mammalian herbivore distinguished by activity state: Fear versus food? Journal of Zoology, >DOI
Shoo LP, O'Mara J, Perhans K, Rhodes JR, Runting RK, Schmidt S, Traill LW, Weber LC, Wilson KA, Lovelock CE. 2014. Moving beyond the conceptual: specificity in regional climate change adaptation actions for biodiversity in South East Queensland, Australia REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE, 14 :435-447 >DOI >Link
Traill LW, Schindler S, Coulson T. 2014. Demography, not inheritance, drives phenotypic change in hunted bighorn sheep PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :13223-13228 >DOI >Link
Traill LW, Schindler S, Coulson T. 2014. Reply to Hedrick et al.: Trophy hunting influences the distribution of trait values through demographic impacts PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :E4811-E4811 >DOI >Link
Traill LW, Wanger TC, Kidd D. 2012. LARGE, PARTICULAR BOVIDS MAY REQUIRE LOCALISED CONSERVATION EFFORT TO PREVENT EXTINCTION RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY, :111-116 >Link
Traill LW, Perhans K, Lovelock CE, Prohaska A, McFallan S, Rhodes JR, Wilson KA. 2011. Managing for change: wetland transitions under sea-level rise and outcomes for threatened species DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 17 :1225-1233 >DOI >Link
Traill LW, White W, Smith J. 2010. Trapping methods for tropical waterfowl Corella, 34 :17-20
Traill LW, Lim MLM, Sodhi NS, Bradshaw CJA. 2010. Mechanisms driving change: altered species interactions and ecosystem function through global warming JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, 79 :937-947 >DOI >Link
Bradshaw CJA, Traill LW, Wertz KL, White WH, Gurry IM. 2005. Chemical immobilisation of wild banteng (Bos javanicus) in northern Australia using detomidine, tiletamine and zolazepam AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, 83 :616-617 >DOI >Link
Traill LW. 2004. Seasonal utilization of habitat by large grazing herbivores in semi-arid Zimbabwe SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE RESEARCH, 34 :13-24 >Link
Engagement & Impact
Publication: Endangered Species Research, Position: Review Editor
Publication: African Journal of Wildlife Research, Position: Associate Editor