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University associate, University of Tasmania

Barry Baker has been interested in the study of birds and other wildlife since he was a teenager in the 1960s. Employed for many years with the Australian government, he worked on a range of national park and wildlife issues until establishing an environmental consulting practice in 2003. His work both with both government and multilateral environmental agreements over the last 25 years has focused on wildlife management and conservation biology of threatened birds, particularly the management of bycatch in commercial fisheries and including the developing and testing of technical bycatch mitigation measures. Barry holds several positions with international, regional and specialist conservation organisations. He is currently an appointed Scientific Councillor to the Convention on Migratory Species, Chair of the Australasian Seabird Group (BirdLife Australia), and a member of two working groups established by the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP). Barry has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in the international and national peer-reviewed literature, and extensive technical reporting for contracts and consultancies, dealing with various aspects of wildlife management and the ecology of vertebrates. He holds an associate research position at the University of Tasmania and is a Fellow of BirdLife Australia


  • –present
    University associate, University of Tasmania


  • 2016 
    University of Tasmania, Doctor of Philosophy

Professional Memberships

  • BirdLife Australia