I apply ecological theory with good doses of field work to seek solutions to the challenges of conserving biodiversity.

I am a Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Deakin University.

My research spans a diverse range of fields of study; including behavioural, community and evolutionary ecology, conservation biology, landscape ecology and wildlife management, with a particular focus on Australia’s native mammals.

I have contributed to hundreds of scientific papers over a career spanning more than 20 years.

I am an associate editor of the journal Austral Ecology.

I dedicate considerable time to science communication and public outreach, and am a regular contributor to The Conversation.

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In Naarm (Melbourne), I live and work on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung People of the Kulin Nations.

In the spirit of reconciliation, I acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land, sea and waterways.

I pay my respects to First Nations Elders, past and present.