Deborah Bower

Lecturer in Ecosystem Rehabilitation
University of New England

Armidale, NSW

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Debbie Bower is a Lecturer in Ecosystem Rehabilitation at the University of New England, Australia. She researches threats to wildlife like gnarly fungal diseases and poisonous invasive toads. Her scientific research focuses on how environmental change is affecting our less-loved animals like frogs and turtles. Debbie's work takes her to the most spectacular and wild places on earth including the mountains of Papua New Guinea and the jungles of Madagascar. She teaches classes on aquatic ecology and ecosystem rehabilitation and loves to demonstrate the superpowers that come with wearing waders and head torches in remote streams. Additionally, rhyming words, synchronised movements and bioluminescence are her a few of her favourite things. 

Deborah identifies as lgbtqia+.