Dr Lochran W Traill


I grew up in Zimbabwe, and initially worked in the African conservation NGO and Govt. sectors. After completing applied science degrees in Nature Conservation and then Conservation Ecology – I was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to study for a PhD at the University of Adelaide. That was followed by a couple of PostDoc fellowships, including a Marie Curie at Imperial College London.

I am interested in African (and tropical) ecology and conservation science, with some focus on large mammals. 

Professionally, I am an Academic Adviser to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, and a member of the IUCN SSC Hippo Specialist Group. I am an Associate Editor with the African Journal of Wildlife Research and I’m also formally Rated (‘C’) by the South African National Research Foundation. 

Research interests

I have research interests in African ecology and conservation. In particular; megaherbivores, animal movement, transfrontier conservation, trophy hunting, sustainable use, community conservation, technology in conservation, and the social impacts of conservation.

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  • PhD, University of Adelaide

Professional memberships

  • Southern African Wildlife Management Association

Student education

I teach broadly in the fields of applied population biology, ecology, conservation science and technology in conservation

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