Lian Yeap  from Murdoch University in Perth Australia.
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    Dr Lian Yeap
    BSc BVMS (Hons) MACVSc (Veterinary Dentistry)

    Associate Lecturer in Conservation and Wildlife Medicine

    About me

    I am currently Associate Lecturer in Conservation and  Wildlife Medicine and have been in the position since late 2010.

    My role primarily entailes teaching core components of Conservation and Wildlife Medicine units to both undergraduate and post-graduate students.

    I also co-coordinate the South African Conservation Medicine Field Trip for
    undergraduate veterinary students, and provide clinical veterinary support/training
    to HDR and postgraduate coursework students as required.

    I also teach Veterinary Dentistry to final year veterinary students

    I graduated from Murdoch University, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in 1996. I spent 10 years in small animal general practice and completed Membership examinations in Veterinary Dentistry through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2001. I also worked as a locum veterinarian at Perth Zoo from 2002-2010.

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    Teaching area

    • VET453 – Avian, Exotic Pet and Wildlife Medicine
    • VET 530 – Small Animal Practice 1 -Wildlife and Exotic Pet Core Clinical Rotation (previously VET530 Wildlife and Zoo Medicine Core Clinical Rotation); Veterinary Dentistry Subrotation
    • VET 545 - Advanced Topics in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine
    • VET 631 Wildlife Medicine
    • VET 639/VET6391 Conservation Medicine Field Placement/ Project
    • VET 664 Wildlife Comparative Pathology Project

    Research areas

    I am currently undertaking my PhD research on the demographics, reproductive biology and feather moult biology of three black cockatoo species which are endemic to Western Australia. I will also be undertaking biotelemetry research to inform rehabilitation and post-release monitoring practices, which are considered important aspects of conservation efforts for the recovery of these species. I am also currently involved in the national and international conservation medicine research projects listed below, which are being undertaken by staff and postgraduate students in the Conservation Medicine Program.

     

     

     

    Current projects

    Health and Population Demographics Study of Black Cockatoos in Western AustraliaDr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Associate Professor Mike Calver, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Anna Le Souef, Dr Peter Mawson, Keith Morris, Rick Dawson and Dr Hillar Klandorf -Newmont Boddington Gold; BHP-Billiton Worsley Alumina; Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC); Perth Zoo; Murdoch University Veterinary Trust; Western Australian Museum; Birdlife Australia; Charles Sturt University, NSW; West Virginia University, USA.

    Satellite telemetry to identify critical feeding and breeding habitat of black cockatoos in Western Australia – Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Associate Professor Mike Calver, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Anna Le Souef, Dr Peter Mawson, Dr Jill Shephard and Rick Dawson – Newmont Boddington Gold; DEC; Perth Zoo; Murdoch University Veterinary Trust;Western Australian Museum; Birdlife Australia; Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre; West Virginia University, USA; Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, The Netherlands.

    Top End Mammal Decline Disease Investigation component of National Environmental Research Program (NERP) Northern Australian Hub, Theme 4 Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation Dr Kris Warren, Dr Graeme Gillespie, Dr Andrea Reiss, Dr Bethany Jackson, Dr Lee Skerratt, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap – Department of Land and Resource Management, Northern Territory; Charles Darwin University; One Health Research Group, School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University.

     

    The epidemiology of malarial infection and associated risk factors in mountain gorillas in Rwanda Alisa Kubala, Dr Kris Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Mike Cranfield, Rwandan Government; Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project.

     

     

    Awards and grants

    Successful Grants:
     
    2013-2014 Top End Mammal Decline Investigation (TEMDDI) Project, A component of National Environmental Research Program (NERP) Northern Australian Hub Theme 4 Terrestrial Biodiversity Conservation. Dr Kris Warren, Dr Graeme Gillespie, Dr Andrea Reiss, Dr Bethany Jackson, Dr Lee Skerratt, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap $140,000
     
    2013-2016 Conservation of endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos: Health and disease of nestlings at key breeding sites, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap,  BHP Worsley Alumina Community Assistance $30,000.
     
    2013 Development of Malleefowl Translocation and Feral Animal Control Management Plan – Karara Mining Limited, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Jill Shephard, Dr Peter Adams, Dr Pete Ricci, Dr Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins, Bec Donaldson, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Richard Jakob-Hoff $13,894.56
     
    2013-2016: Murdoch University Vet Trust and Perth Zoo Scholarship – Professional Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Sciences (Zoo and Wildlife Medicine) – Resident to be appointed in July 2013, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap,  - Murdoch University Vet Trust $57,750 and Perth Zoo $64,750 over three years.
     
    2013-2016: Established Research and Development Partner Industry Scholarship – Murdoch University and NZCCM – Professional Doctorate of Veterinary Medical Sciences (Wildlife and Conservation Medicine) – commencement July 2013, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Richard Jakob-Hoff, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap,  - Murdoch University $52,000 and NZCCM $57,000 over three years.
     
    2013: A Comparative Health and Disease Investigation in the Woylie – Captive vs Free-Range Enclosure vs Wild. Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Kim Skogvold, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Wildlife Conservation Action, Perth Zoo, $10,000.
     
    2012-2016: Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus sp.) Health and Demographic Project, and Proof of Concept Trial for Satellite Tracking of Forest Black Cockatoos, Dr Kristin Warren, Associate Professor Mike Calver, Dr Hugh Finn, Dr Jill Shephard, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Peter Mawson, Dr Simone Vitali, Rick Dawson, Keith Morris, $150,000 (Newmont Boddington Gold) and Murdoch Research and Development $50,000.
     
    2010-2013: Health and Population Demographics Study of Black Cockatoos in Western Australia – Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap Associate Professor Mike Calver, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Anna Le Souef, Dr Peter Mawson, Keith Morris, Rick Dawson and Dr Hillar Klandorf – Newmont Boddington Gold $18,000, BHP-Billiton Worsley Alumina $18,000, Pia Lo Yong (Vet Trust) $18,000, Department of Environment and Conservation $36,000 and in-kind contribution of accommodation and food costs for field work over three years).
     
    2010-2013: Murdoch University Vet Trust and Perth Zoo Scholarship – Master of Veterinary Studies (Zoo and Wildlife Medicine) – Dr Kim Skogvold – Project TBD – commencement January 2010, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Carly Holyoake and Dr Andrea Reiss – Murdoch University Vet Trust $46,500 and Perth Zoo $46,500 over three years).
     
    2010-2013: Health and Population Demographics Study of Black Cockatoos in Western Australia – Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Associate Professor Mike Calver, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Anna Le Souef, Dr Peter Mawson, Keith Morris, Rick Dawson and Dr Hillar Klandorf – Newmont Boddington Gold $18,000, BHP-Billiton Worsley Alumina $18,000, Pia Lo Yong (Vet Trust) $18,000, Department of Environment and Conservation $36,000 and in-kind contribution of accommodation and food costs for field work over three years). 
     
    Pending:
     
    2014-2018: Black Cockatoo Health and Ecology Project, Dr Kristin Warren, Associate Professor Mike Calver, Dr Hugh Finn, Dr Jill Shephard, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Peter Mawson, Dr Simone Vitali, Rick Dawson, Christine Groom, Dr Denis Saunders, Newmont Boddington Gold $3,145, 895.
     
    2013-2017: Proposal – Karara Endangered Species Centre, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Jill Shephard, Dr Peter Adams, Dr Pete Ricci, Dr Rebecca Vaughan-Higgins, Bec Donaldson, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Simone Vitali, Dr Richard Jakob-Hoff, $3,562,768.

    Professional and community service

    AVA New Graduate Mentor

    Former AVAWA Secretary, Current AVA Member

    Former President of the Veterinary Dentistry Chapter, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, current WA representative

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    I am a co-supervisor of the five HDR students listed below:

    2013-2016: Sarah Alexander (Resident–New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, Auckland Zoo, Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science, Pharmacokinetic Research to Determine the Efficacy of Itraconazole Treatment for CANV Fungal Infection in Tuatara, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Richard Jakob-Hoff.

    2013-2016: Alisa Wallace (Resident– Perth Zoo), Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science, Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease Infection in Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Simone Vitali.

    2013-2016: Alisa Kubala, PhD, Health of wild mountain gorillas associated with nutrition and malaria infection, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Mike Cranfield.

    2012-2016: Supaphen Sripiboon, PhD, The epidemiology of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus in Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in Thailand. Recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia-Asia Award, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Professor Ian Robertson.

    2011-2013: Dr Kim Skogvold, Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science, A comparative health and disease investigation of captive, free-ranging and wild woylie populations in Western Australia, Dr Kristin Warren, Dr Carly Holyoake, Dr Lian Yeap, Dr Simone Vitali.

    Publications

     

    Warren K, Le Souef A, Holyoake C, Yeap L, Calver M, Finn H, Cooey C, Johnstone R, Saunders D, Dawson R, Mawson P, Vitali S and Klandorf H, 2013, First insights into the age and sex structure

    demographics of two wild populations of Carnaby’s cockatoos, Wildlife Disease Association

    - Australasian Section, The Grampians, Victoria, 30 September – 3 October 2013.

    Warren K, Yeap, L and Rose K, 2013, Postgraduate training in wildlife health and conservation medicine in Australasia, Biodiversity Diseases Symposium and Workshop, Grampians, 4-5 October 2013.