Our objective is to advance the management of wildlife in ways that reduce human-wildlife conflict and improve agricultural and environmental sustainability.
Key areas of expertise include: invasive species management; threatened species conservation and recovery; wildlife surveillance and monitoring; human-wildlife conflict management; aversive geofencing devices; wildlife control tools and strategies; community-led wildlife management planning; wildlife capture and handling; intervention evaluation; product development; large-scale field trials and experimentation.
Staff, researchers, and students in our Centre actively work in multiple countries and collaborate with multiple institutions on a variety of wildlife around the world including elephants, rhinoceros, primates, macropods, large carnivores, livestock predators and competitors, rabbits, horses, rodents and much more.
Collaborators include other Australian and international universities, governments, non-government organisations, conservation groups, land management organisations, indigenous groups, agricultural industries, land holders, farmers, policy makers and decision makers, and service providers.
Another focus is poverty alleviation of agricultural and forests smallholders through collaborative international research aimed at increasing productivity, profitability and sustainability of forestry and agriculture systems, while substantially reducing carbon, energy and water footprints, and adapting to a more difficult climate.