Dr Carla Eisemberg (De Alvarenga)

Dr Carla Eisemberg (De Alvarenga)
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Research Associate
Primary research group: 
Animal Physiological Ecology


Dr. Carla Eisemberg gained her Master’s degree from the National Institute for Amazon Research in Brazil and her PhD from the Institute for Applied Ecology at the University of Canberra. She has been studying freshwater turtles for over 10 years in Amazônia, Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. Her main interests are ecology, conservation and management of reptiles and amphibians, with emphasis on environmental education. Among her publications is the Gulf Province (PNG) best seller “The Adventures of Piggy in the Kikori Region”. She is currently a Research Associate at RIEL, Charles Darwin University.

My projects

This field intensive introduces the tropical savanna biome and landscapes of northern Australia,

Ecosystem Function: Field Studies In North Australia

Due to the visible decline of freshwater turtles in Amazon, the Brazilian government created nume

Podocnemis expansa hatchling at Trombetas

The Long-necked turtle Chelodina mccordi is critically endangered under the IUCN red lis

People I work with

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Prof Keith Christian
Professor - Savanna management & wildlife conservation
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Dr Christine Schlesinger
Senior Research Fellow
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Assoc Prof Renkang Peng
Adjunct - Associate Professor
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Chris Tracy
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Dr Teigan Cremona
Research Associate

My blog posts

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Written by: Sarah E. Perkins, Malcon J. Hauser & Sarah R. Sutcliffe


Day 7:

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Written by: Tamara R. Andersen, Razib Ahmed & Kirsten L. Langmaid

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Written by: Helen A. Truscott, Robin Lungeli-Magar & Arashdeep K. Sandhu


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