PhD Candidate, University of Sydney

Adrian is completing his PhD at the University of Sydney. His research has focused on the ecology of the parrot community with Sydney. Specifically, he has investigated the abundance, distribution and habitat usage of the parrots within Sydney, the effect of bushfire and drought on fluctuations in the parrots abundance, competition for tree hollows and the availability and distribution of nectar among several urban and non-urban habitats (including street trees).


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
  • 2012–present
    Collections Officer, University Museums, University of Sydney
  • 2011–2012
    Research Assistant, Australian Museum
  • 2009–2011
    Research Assistant, University of Sydney
  • 2009–2009
    Coordinator Bushfire Management Program/ Conference Coordinator, Nature Conservation Council NSW


  • 2008 
    USyd, Masters of Applied Science (Coastal Management)
  • 2007 
    UNSW, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Research Areas

  • Ecology (0602)
  • Ecological Applications (0501)
  • Community Ecology (Excl. Invasive Species Ecology) (060202)
  • Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)