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Professor Mathew Crowther has an extensive background in wildlife ecology evolution and management with over ten years teaching, research and field survey experience. He has conducted research and field studies on terrestrial wildlife both throughout Australia and internationally. The habitats ranged from tropical islands and savanna to temperate forests and sandy deserts, often in remote areas. I have a comprehensive knowledge of and experience with the identification, taxonomy, distribution, habitat and ecology of terrestrial vertebrate fauna. He is am acknowledged expert in mammals, and has discovered and described two species and one subspecies. His latest research is mainly on koalas and dingoes. He is also working on the chemical mechanisms of fear of cats by rodents.

Professor Mathew Crowther has a PhD in the ecology and evolution of Antechinus in eastern Australia from the University in Sydney and a BSc (Hons) from UNSW. He has taught in zoology, ecology, statistics, wildlife management and environmental impact assessment at the University of Sydney for 15 years, as well as being a Project Officer in Koala Survey at the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water for 3 years. Hence, he has a broad background in the wildlife management and conservation from the survey and research level through to the policy and legislative level. He has an extensive publication record and have authored or co-authored over 100publications in various aspects of wildlife biology (h-index 25, 1991 citations), and currently hold two ARC grants as CI. He has also worked as a consultant in the Environmental Impact Assessment industry, including an assessment of a gas pipeline in PNG.


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Sydney


  • 2001 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1995 
    University of New South Wales, BSc (Hons)