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Stefania Basile
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Personal Statement

My passion for wildlife has been a common thread throughout my life. My childhood readings by James Herriot and Gerald Durrell played an influence inspiring me to become a veterinarian back in Italy. Once I moved to Australia, I realised how wildlife medicine was a fundamental part of conservation, especially of endangered species, but that also the \u2018bigger picture\u2019 provided by ecology was needed to integrate flora and fauna in their context and interactions, hence my willingness to become a Conservation Biology and Wildlife graduate at Murdoch University.During my years of studies, I have been actively involved in various volunteering programs to improve my field work experience, share and gain scientific and cultural knowledge from the different expertise, worked independently and enjoyed the team work aspect. Some examples are the collaborations with: Balyena.org for humpback whales surveying in the Philippines; Birds Australia for the yearly bird surveys on Rottnest Island; Murdoch University for the Little Penguin Project, via nest survey and nocturnal onshore captures; the Great Cockie Count data entry for BirdLife; Murdoch University Wildlife Association (MUWA) Committee Member MUWA Treasurer; Wildlife Carer Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (Inc.), Perth.My goals are various:I would love to continue in conducting further ecological studies on Australian endemic fauna; fauna surveys for biodiversity monitoring and management; rely on my veterinary knowledge for to analyse the interactions between endangered native species and infectious agents; education, not only within the academic world but also by targeting the general public.

Biography

Work Rights:
  • Australian Citizen

Education

  • Universita' degli Studi di Padova - Bachelors with Honours in Science
    Graduation date:
    Discipline(s):
    • Science
    Degree Level:
    Bachelors with Honours
  • Murdoch University - Bachelor in Environment
    Graduation date:
    Discipline(s):
    • Environment
    Degree Level:
    Bachelor
  • Murdoch University - Bachelors with Honours in Environment
    Graduation date:
    Discipline(s):
    • Environment
    Degree Level:
    Bachelors with Honours

Employment

  • Company Name:
    Team Member at Green Skills
    Description:

    Bush Regeneration\n\nTree Planting\n\nWeed control\n\nWeed mapping\n\nSeed Collecting\n\nFlora and Fauna Surveys\n\nWetland and River Restoration\n\n

  • Company Name:
    Environmental Advisor at Terrestrial Ecosystems
    Description:

    It has been contracted to provide terrestrial fauna management services for the Chevron/Bechtel Wheatstone LNG Project area.

  • Company Name:
    Librarian at Murdoch University Library
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    Description:

    Customer enquirers, shelf check and tidy, scientific article request and delivery, on line search, inter-library loans, computer system upgrade

  • Company Name:
    Assistant at Waldecks Nursery
    Start - End Dates:
    Description:

    Provide advice on gardening of native plants, cash register,assistance in merchandise purchase,arrangement of displays.

  • Company Name:
    Cashier at Auchan
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    Description:

    Cash handling, customer service,setting up product displays,end of year stock taking,promotions

Skills

  • Computer Systems

    Word, Excel, SPSS, EndNote, PowerPoint, QP

Interest & Hobbies

  • Reading

    Novels, sci-fiction, scientific journals, newspapers, non-fiction, science articles, plays, cooking, gardening,and art books, biographies and more

  • Wildlife Photography

    Macro, wildlife and ladscape photography

  • Dancing

    Salsa, Latin, Classic, Modern, Hip-Hop, African

  • Hiking

    Day walks, over night stays, camping, orienteering

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