Associate Professor Peter Murray

Associate Professor

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Faculty of Science
peter.murray@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 256

Overview

A./Professor Peter Murray had his first involvement with wildlife as an undergraduate in the 1970’s when he was involved in the search for what was thought to be the extinct dibbler, and to trap bandicoots for research into their reproduction. His Honours was on wildlife ecology in Badgingarra National Park in WA where he trapped and handled a wide range of wildlife including Honey possums and Turtle frogs. After undertaking a Research Masters and PhD on different aspects of sheep production, he used this knowledge to supervise multiple students in different aspect of the utilisation of goats as both production and pest animals. In the 1990’s Peter resumed his career with wildlife by starting the Wildlife Biology, then Wildlife Science degree, based on the Gatton campus, where he teaches a number of wildlife courses, including the only University course in Australia on the sustainable use of wildlife, and a course that takes students to South Africa partly to study their wildlife.

Based on his broad experience and knowledge Peter has been heavily involved in the design and development of the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre (https://hiddenvalewildlife.uq.edu.au/), funded by The Turner Foundation generously supported by Graham and Jude Turner, who own Flight Centre. Peter welcomes enquiries from prospective students interested in any aspect of wildlife research.

Qualifications

  • Graduate Cer Education, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia
  • Master of Philosophy, Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Science Hons, Murdoch University
  • Bachelor of Science, Murdoch University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Murray, Peter J. and Finch, Neal A. (2015). Conservation of marsupials and monotremes. In Athol Klieve, Lindsay Hogan, Stephen Johnston and Peter Murray (Ed.), Marsupials and monotremes: nature's enigmatic mammals (pp. 359-378) Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.

  • Klieve, Athol V., O'Hara, Patricia and Murray, Peter J. (2015). Nutrition and feeding strategies. In Athol Klieve, Lindsay Hogan, Stephen Johnston and Peter Murray (Ed.), Marsupials and monotremes: nature's enigmatic mammals (pp. 229-260) New York, NY, United States: Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision