New appointments to School for Environmental Research 


Two new research associates have recently joined the School for Environmental Research.

Clive McMahon commenced on 29 May as a research associate with the School for Environmental Research working on a six month pilot study for the project ‘Ecological-epidemiological models of feral swamp buffalo control in northern Australia’.

Clive recently returned from a Natural Environment Research Council postdoctoral fellowship in Wales, where he was undertaking research into the role of biotelemetry to identify the behavioural strategies, distribution and the effects of changing environments on marine vertebrates, at the Institute of Environmental Sustainability, University of Wales.

Prior to this, Clive was with the Antarctic Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Tasmania.

An ARC (Australian Research Council) Linkage funding application has been submitted for the buffalo project and if successful Clive will continue to extend on the work he is currently undertaking.

Lubomir Bisevac commenced as research associate, entomology on the project ‘Modelling and control of mosquito-borne diseases in Darwin using long-term monitoring’, on June 5.

Lubomir was previously employed as a research assistant at Curtin University, where he also completed his PhD (Environmental Biology), titled, ‘An evaluation of invertebrates as indicators of success for minesite rehabilitation’ in 2003.

Lubomir is originally from the former Yugoslavia where he completed his MSc (Medical Entomology) at the University of Belgrade.