Professor Carla Catterall


Professor Carla Catterall is an ecologist and environmental scientist in the School of Environment at Griffith University. Her research interests lie in the responses of diverse organisms to habitat change in subtropical and tropical ecosystems.

Professor Catterall has conducted extensive research into wildlife responses to habitat change, ranging from the behaviour of individual animals to the composition of plant and animal communities, and the roles of animal-plant interactions. Her work spans the impacts of deforestation, reforestation and urbanisation and focuses on the discovery and testing of methods to encourage the persistence of plant and animal diversity within landscapes. For the past 13 years she has led research projects investigating the ecological outcomes of different techniques of rainforest restoration. Carla enjoys working with land managers and the community to improve conservation and restoration of biodiversity.