Sean Freney

Research Interests

  • Pest species management techniques
  • Wildlife monitoring techniques
  • Conservation biology
  • The role of biodiversity in agriculture landscapes
  • Predator ecology


Sean completed his honours degree in 2017. His thesis focused on how landscape features influence insectivorous bat activity in a cotton agricultural landscape matrix. Since completing his honours degree, Sean has worked in Queensland as a Catchment Scientist for the Department of Natural Resources, Mining and Energy analysing soil particle size distribution data, conducting surveys on gullies and organising field equipment. Sean has a passion for vertebrate pest management and research. He currently works across a number of projects within NSW DPI.


  • BSc. (2A Hons.) Queensland University of Technology (2017)

Current Projects

  • Research on native duck populations
  • Thermal and 4K image processing
  • Wild dog DNA sampling project – maintaining records of laboratory samples
  • Field surveys of deer
  • Data management

Fields of Research (ANZSRC)

  • 050103 Invasive Species Ecology
  • 050206 Environmental Monitoring
  • 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management
  • 050202 Conservation and Biodiversity
  • 060208 Terrestrial Ecology

Keyword/phrase list of research interests

  • Wildlife management
  • Australian pest species

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