Dr Carla Eisemberg

Research Field: Ecology

Dr Eisemberg’s research focuses on relationships between wildlife ecology, harvest and conservation practices to assist communities to manage their resources. Wild meat is an important source of nutrients to remote communities. However, changes in harvesting technology and accessibility have increased the pressure on these resources.

Her research on the northern long-necked turtle has showed that its meat has an extremely high concentration of Iron. The results of her research have the potential to influence future health programs addressing anaemia, as well as an inspiration for indigenous enterprises in remote communities, such as turtle farming and sustainable harvest.

Dr Eisemberg also studies wildlife conservation and management practices in Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Brazilian Amazon. By comparing areas located in different regions of the globe but similar in weather and remoteness, her research identifies patterns and solutions towards wildlife conservation through local economic benefits and sustainable use.