Researcher biography

I am principally a Terrestrial Ecologist, but have been working in disparate fields of Biology throughout my career. Over the past few years I have been working on the history of the Macleay Museum, primarily on its natural history collections and principally on its 10,000 birds. Most of these collections were made in the 1870s, including 1000 plus along the Queensland coast and into New Guinea.

I have just begun my PhD at UQ and I will be writing my research on nest predation of woodland birds. I am an external student, yet I hope to reside in Brisbane early next year. I am also the Forum Editor at Pacific Conservation Biology where I supervise papers from an extremely diverse academic assemblage, including lawyers, philosophers, biologists (all sorts), physicists and linguists. I am supervised by Hugh Possingham and Martine Maron.