Researcher biography

My research interests span a broad range of topics, including biogeographic and macroecological studies, spatial ecology, invasion biology and the integration of these fields. I therefore have a general interest to understand the mechanisms, both biological and anthropogenic, that account for changes in environmental variables and that translate into altered patterns in the distribution of biodiversity. More recently, part of my research is to develop less-intrusive bio-acoustic survey methods to monitor rare, cryptic or otherwise difficult to observe species more accurately and efficiently. The focus of my research on this topic includes both birds and frogs. I am the academic coordinator of the Master of Conservation Biology program at the University of Queensland. I hold a Senior Research Fellow position with the University of Johannesburg (Department of Zoology).

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