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Dr Guy Castley


Guy Castley

Senior Lecturer
School of Environment and Science - Ecology and Evolution
+61 (0)7 5552 8918 (Work)
G24 3.08, Gold Coast Campus

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Guy is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Environment and Science at Griffith University and currently serves as the Program Director for the recently accredited Bachelor of Environmental Science degree ( He is principally a terrestrial ecologist with a comprehensive understanding of a variety of ecosystems with more than 20 year’s experience. Guy previously worked as an animal ecologist in protected area and threatened species management, wildlife management, and conservation biology in South Africa. He continues to conduct research exploring these themes and has expanded into landscape and urban ecology and conservation tourism more recently. An overarching focus of Guy’s research and outreach activities focus on the transdisciplinary nature of contemporary conservation practice. Research projects typically explore the interactions between species and their socio-ecological environment across multiple scales. Guy has published extensively in the peer reviewed literature, book chapters and has also shared his research in popular media. He has written in excess of 100 wildlife and conservation management / consulting monographs. He has supervised 12 PhD, 3 MPhil, and 19 Honours students to successful completion and currently supervises eight PhD students. Guy is actively engaged with community-based conservation action in SEQ that has a strong focus on threatened species monitoring, including a long association with the Glossy Black-Cockatoo Conservancy and local community groups with a passion to conserve this species.


  • Member
    Environmental Futures Research Institute2013


  • Senior Research Fellow
    Griffith University, International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Gold Coast, Australia16 Jan 2010 - 13 Jan 2014
  • Lecturer
    Griffith University, Environmental and Applied Science, Gold Coast, Australia1 Oct 2005 - 11 Jan 2010


  • Animal Ecologist
    South African National Parks, South Africa1 Feb 1997 - 30 Jun 2005


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    University of Port Elizabeth1 Jan 1992 - 1 Jan 1997
  • Master Of Science
    University of Port Elizabeth1 Jan 1991 - 1 Jan 1991
  • Bachelor Of Science With Honours
    University of Port Elizabeth1 Jan 1990 - 1 Jan 1990
  • BSc Bachelor of Science
    University of Port Elizabeth1 Jan 1987 - 1 Jan 1989


  • Afrikaans
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review