Animal behaviour and wildlife ecology group
The Animal behaviour and wildlife ecology group, established in 1996, studies a broad range of aspects relating to animal behaviour and wildlife ecology. It especially focuses on the movements and orientation of birds and the ecology and management of urban problem species, such as the Australian White Ibis and Australian Pelican. The group provides scientific advice to government and non-government agencies and aims to develop, improve and implement appropriate management practices for native and exotic wildlife.
Its members collaborate widely with other Australian and international research institutions and are also closely associated with research undertaken within the Centre for Environmental Sustainability (CEnS) a key UTS Research Strength.
Key research areas
- Animal migration and orientation,
- bird conservation,
- pest management,
- urban problem species,
- landfill ecology