Researcher biography

Nick is a PhD candidate with a particular interest in filling the knowledge gap that prevents effective conservation of poorly known and threatened bird species. Nick’s main research focus is the Night Parrot, a bird that was rediscovered in 2013 more than a century after the last confirmed sighting. His research is trying to unravel the mysteries of this mysterious species, including how to detect them, where they occur, what processes have driven their decline, and how can they be conserved.

Nick is also involved in research on a number of other threatened species including the Buff-breasted Button-quail, Golden-shouldered Parrot, Carpentarian Grasswren and Red Goshawk, all poorly known species in desperate need of both research and conservation action.