Hello, and welcome to my Blog.
I am an Associate Professor in Wildlife Ecology at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. I am really interested in how disturbance processes influence wildlife populations, and how we can use this knowledge to better manage species. Disturbance is a broad theme, but covers human induced disturbances such as urbanisation and agricultural conversion, through to relatively natural disturbance process such as fire. In amongst every thing I also have a keen interested in introduced species and their impacts on natural and urbanized systems.
My major research these days is a long-term project in the Grampians looking at the role of fire and climate in structuring small mammal communities. We now have 8 years of data which is really exciting, and the lessons we are learning are really fascinating.