Dr Lochran W Traill


I grew up in Zimbabwe, and initially worked in the Zimbabwean wildlife management and conservation NGO sector (in the Zambezi valley and the Lowveld). After completing technical/applied science degrees in Nature Conservation and then Conservation Ecology (in South Africa) – I was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to study for a PhD at the University of Adelaide. That led to a couple of good fellowships, including a Marie Curie at Imperial College London (Silwood Park). 

Research interests

I’m an Ecologist and Conservation Scientist with past experience in the tropics (northern Australia and southern Africa). I have a particular interest in African ecology and conservation – including (but not limited to) megaherbivores, grazing ungulate ecology, transfrontier conservation, sustainable use (includes hunting), community conservation and African views (on topical conservation issues). 


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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 also technology in conservation

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