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+ along the Queensland coast and into New Guinea.

Currently, I am undertaking a PhD at The University of Queensland, writing up my research on the nest ecology of woodland birds. This work examines factors affecting nesting outcomes for an assemblage of woodland birds in south-western Australia. 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.