BBiolSc (Hons) (Deakin University 2013), PhD EnvSc (Charles Sturt University 2017)
Rebecca Peisley is an ecologist with the School of Environmental Sciences. Rebecca’s research focuses on bird activity in agricultural systems (agroecosystems). She is particularly interested in how agricultural management influences biodiversity and ecosystem processes, and how to develop sustainable agricultural practices that maximise the delivery of ecosystem services from nature.
Prior to working at CSU, Rebecca completed Honours at Deakin University where she investigated the impacts of fuel reduction burns on the distribution of small mammals including the threatened brush-tailed phascogale, in box-ironbark forests of central Victoria.
Rebecca currently teaches:
Peisley RK, Saunders ME and Luck GW (2017) Providing perches for predatory birds appears to reduce the impact of vertebrate pests in vineyards. Wildlife Research doi:10.1071/WR17028.
Peisley RK, Saunders ME, Robinson WA and Luck GW (2017) The role of avian scavengers in the breakdown of carcasses in pastoral landscapes. Emu – Austral Ornithology doi:10.1080/01584197.2016.1271990.
Peisley RK, Saunders ME and Luck GW (2016) Cost-benefit trade-offs of bird activity in agroecosystems. PeerJ, 4:e2179 doi: https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.2179.
Saunders ME, Peisley RK, Rader R and Luck GW (2016) Pollinators, pests, and predators: Recognizing ecological trade-offs in agroecosystems. Ambio, 45:4-15.
Peisley RK, Saunders ME and Luck GW (2015) A systematic review of the benefits and costs of bird and insect activity in agroecosystems. Springer Science Reviews, 3:113-125.