Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University

Senior Researcher on the State of the Tropics project at James Cook University and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at JCU's Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science and the Centre for Tropical Biology & Climate Change.

My research interests focus on the threatened species and ecosystems of the tropics, community-based conservation and the role of Indigenous peoples in protected areas and natural resource management.


  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow, James Cook University


  • 2010 
    University of Adelaide, PhD/ Environmental Science


  • 2015
    Stemming the tide: progress towards resolving the causes of decline and implementing management responses for the disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia, Therya
  • 2013
    Evaluating the status of species using Indigenous knowledge: novel evidence for major native mammal declines in northern Australia, Biological Conservation
  • 2011
    Monitoring indicates greater resilience for birds than for mammals in Kakadu National Park, northern Australia, Wildlife Research
  • 2011
    The disappearing mammal fauna of northern Australia: context, cause, and response, Conservation Letters
  • 2010
    Australian Bustard, Australian Natural History Series CSIRO
  • 2009
    Temporal changes to spatially stratified waterbird communities of the Coorong, South Australia: implications for the management of heterogenous wetlands , Animal Conservation
  • 2007
    Monitoring continental movement patterns of the Australian Bustard Ardeotis australis through community-based surveys and remote sensing, Pacific Conservation Biology