Dr Mathew Crowther has an extensive background in wildlife ecology and management with over ten years teaching, research and field survey experience. He has conducted research and field studies on terrestrial wildlife throughout eastern and northern Australia, particularly in New South Wales, western Queensland and the Northern Territory, along with international experience in Papua New Guinea, Switzerland, southern Africa and New Caledonia. The habitats ranged from tropical islands and savanna to temperate forests and sandy deserts, often in remote areas. He has comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the identification, taxonomy, distribution, habitat and ecology of terrestrial vertebrate fauna, especially mammals. He is an acknowledged expert in small dasyurid marsupials, and has discovered and described two species and one subspecies, as well as in statistical analysis.
Dr Mathew Crowther has a PhD in the ecology and evolution of Antechinus in eastern Australia from the University in Sydney. He lectured in zoology, ecology, wildlife management and environmental impact assessment at the University of Sydney for 11 years, as well as being a Project Officer in Koala Survey at the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water for 3 years. Hence, he is a broad background in the wildlife management and conservation from the survey and research level through to the policy and legislative level. He has an extensive publication record and has authored or co-authored over 80 publications in various aspects of wildlife biology. He has also worked as a consultant in the Environmental Impact Assessment industry, including an assessment of a gas pipeline in PNG.