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I am a behavioural ecologist now working mainly in urban and road ecology but all of this relates to many and complex ways that humans interact with and understand nature. This all started with investigations of parrots as pests in crops, where I became intrigued by their behaviour. This lead directly to a PhD on the behavioural ecology of Australian brush-turkeys, and that lead to me into the strange and largely uncharted world of urban ecology. Studies of everyone's favourite world nightmare species - magpies, ibis, crows, and of course, brush-turkeys - followed. But it's not all about conflict. Some species are greatly admired and even revered. And some people love to attract birds into their backyards by providing food. This extremely controversial practice became the focus on two popular science books: The Birds At My Table (Cornell UP, 2018) and Feeding The Birds At Your Table (NewSouth, 2019).
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS
- MemberEnvironmental Futures Research Institute2009
- Bachelor of Natural ResourcesUni. Of New England (Armidale)
- Masters of Natural ResourcesUniversity of New England1 Jan 1981 - 1 Jan 1982
- PhDGriffith University, Nathan, Australia1 Jan 1983 - 1 Jan 1987
- Graduate Certificate in Higher EducationGriffith University, Nathan, Australia1998 - 1998