I am an amphibian biologist with a focus on Southeast Asian amphibian diversity, ecology and conservation. My PhD research at James Cook University, Australia, investigated how interspecific behaviour influences the susceptibility of frog species to decline from disease.Since 2006, I have been conducting amphibian research and training courses on amphibian biology and conservation in Southeast Asia.
Based at the Australian Museum, Sydney, my research integrates ecological, behavioural, bioacoustic, molecular and morphological data to uncover and document amphibian biodiversity, understand its drivers, and inform conservation decisions.
I am also interested in how interspecific differences in behaviour relate to vulnerability to extinctiondue to threats such as disease, habitat modification and over-harvesting.
For more on amphibian research and conservation in Southeast Asia, see this Australian Museum page.
last update 17 July 2013