Ryan is passionate about koala and marsupial rehabilitation and conservation (assisted reproduction/captive breeding and population monitoring and management). Throughout his doctorate Ryan trained and developed expertise in applied conservation research. His main focus was on marsupial reproduction, developing new techniques to improve breed and release programs for the genetic management of threatened populations. His experience in the field as a research ecologist includes conducting surveys on eastern grey kangaroo (observation, immobilization, capture and veterinary procedures), as well as quantifying habitat and monitoring green and golden bell frogs on Ash Island. Ryan has also surveyed possum, glider and koala populations on the Central Coast, Newcastle and Port Stephens.
Ryan has published in several journals specific to the area of conservation science including: Conservation Biology, Biological Conservation, Reproduction Fertility and Development, and Theriogenology.
Ryan is dedicated to developing a conservation research project to ensure the Port Stephens koala population remains functional. Ryan hopes to ensure future generations will have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to see a koala in the wild on the east coast of Australia.
Research Associate, University of Newcastle
Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle
Research Associate, Southern Cross University
Sessional Academic, Unversity of Newcastle
PhD Candidate, University of Newcastle
Research Assistant, University of Newcastle
University of Newcastle, PhD Environmental Science
University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management (Honours)
University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management
University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Social Science (Recreation and Tourism)
Envisioning the future with ‘compassionate conservation’: An ominous projection for native wildlife and biodiversity, Biological Conservation