Researcher, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

I am a wildlife ecologist from Ireland and my area of interest is working with the public through citizen science to gain the best outcomes for urban wildlife. I am especially interested in how people interact with wildlife in their own back gardens and what resources are provided, both intentionally and unintentionally. I find this of great interest as our behaviour can have a huge influence on urban wildlife and how wildlife can use gardens in otherwise inhospitable environments.

I am leading the Australian Bird Feeding and Watering Study as I am extremely passionate about communicating results and outcomes of science research to participants to ensuring they get the fully understanding of how important they are to citizen science studies. By doing so citizen scientists can see how we use their data and gain an understanding and information from studies like this one about what they can do to improve their gardens for birds.

Experience

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    Researcher, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University