Shelby Middleton (2021-present) PhD candidate ECU

Research Associate - Mammalogy

BSc Environmental Biology (Hons)

A portrait of a person holding a possum


  • Morphological variation within a species based on cranial and dental features
  • Species and subspecies delimitation using molecular and morphological data
  • Evolutionary processes that have led to variation within Australian species


  • PhD topic: Clarifying the taxonomy of common brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) populations across Australia by examining phylogenetic relationships across the species range using molecular and morphological data.