Kate Fergusson

Honours student


Kate’s honours project involves conducting a systematic review to determine the effectiveness of retaining remnant habitat for the protection of Australian woodland birds. 

In 2019, Kate completed a Bachelor of Science with Monash University majoring in zoology. She was awarded the ‘3rd Year Biology Prize (Professor Alan (Jock) Marshall – Pioneer)’ for the highest marks within the cohort.

During her undergraduate degree she took part in an undergraduate research project supervised by Prof. Bob Wong, investigating the antipredator response in guppies exposed to the antidepressant fluoxetine; a chemical pollutant frequently detected in freshwater systems.

Main research themes

  • Woodland bird conservation
  • Evidence-based conservation