Lecturer, Centre for Compassionate Conservation, University of Technology Sydney

My research combines ecological science with ethics to promote compassionate approaches to conservation. I aim to develop, apply, and promote nonlethal and noninvasive strategies that enables the persistence of species without causing intentional suffering to individual wild animals. I collaborate with landholders to secure protection for wild animals from killing programs conducted for farming and conservation, and from commercial hunting. My ecological research explores how human-assisted redistribution of species promotes biodiversity in the Anthropocene, and how apex predators enable coexistence between native and introduced species.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Technology Sydney

Education

  • 2011 
    University of Adelaide, Australia, PhD, Zoology
  • 2006 
    University of Haifa, Israel, MSc, Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
  • 2004 
    University of Haifa Oranim, Israel, BSc, Biology