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Dr Laura Ruykys
Dr Laura Ruykys
Sanctuary
Mt Gibson
Position
Wildlife Ecologist - Mount Gibson
Special skills / qualifications
PhD and Honours in wildlife ecology (specialise in mammals).
What did you do before AWC?
Lecturing in Darwin, as well as various research and applied science positions in South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Black-footed rock-wallaby (focus of my PhD).
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Yet to find.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Aye-aye, Snow Leopard and Blue whale.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Madagascar, Nanavut and Sri Lanka.
Other interesting stuff
During my PhD I worked closely with Indigenous Owners in central Australia. As a result, I am particularly interested in the interface between Indigenous ecological and Western scientific knowledge.