I am a conservation biologist and evolutionary ecologist with a focus on birds, especially parrots. Increasingly, I am directing my research at the landscape level as I seek to identify the broad-scale processes shaping conservation problems. However I maintain a strong interest in individual based social behaviour, cognition and tool use. This approach allows me to combine my strong background in behavioural ecology with my more recent passion for conservation biology. I am co-founder of the Difficult Bird Research Group (DBRG) at the ANU.
Palm Cockatoo research in the BBC
Palm cockatoos, the focal species of our newest paper published in Biological Conservation, are featured in the BBC News.
Population size of the Swift Parrot
Video abstract of our latest paper on the genetic estimations of the effective population size of swift parrots, published in Animal Conservation.
Parrots of Oceania video abstract
Summarising the findings of our review paper about the extinction risk of parrots in Oceania, published in the special issue of Emu - Austral Ornithology.