Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Compassionate Conservation, University of Technology Sydney

I am a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Compassionate Conservation, University of Technology Sydney, researching the ecological role of large predators in modern novel ecosystems.

My research showing that promoting dingoes enables native-non-native coexistence has featured as Research Highlights in the journals Nature and Science, and together with a collaborative research team was awarded the 2013 Eureka Prize for Environmental Research.

Between 2012-2014 I co-managed a large predator-friendly cattle station in central Australia, and was able to demonstrate that protecting dingoes and improving husbandry practices reduces livestock mortality.

I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and in 2015 I travelled to India, Israel, Africa and North America to investigate the ecological effects of losing and recovering the Earth's largest predators.

My current research interests combines trophic cascades, novel ecosystems, and compassionate conservation, with the aim of enhancing our appreciation for the wilderness of today, and to provide solutions to conservation challenges that are both scientifically and ethically rigorous.

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