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Researcher: Cunningham, CX (Mr Calum Cunningham)

Fields of Research

Conservation and biodiversity
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology
Terrestrial ecology
Climate change processes
Population ecology

Research Objectives

Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in terrestrial environments
Terrestrial biodiversity
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A native apex predator limits an invasive mesopredator and protects native prey: Tasmanian devils protecting bandicoots from cats; Ecology Letters
Harnessing the power of ecological interactions to reduce the impacts of feral cats; Biodiversity
Home range, habitat suitability and population modelling of feral Indian peafowl (Pavo cristatus) on Kangaroo Island, South Australia; Australian Journal of Zoology
Temporal partitioning of activity: rising and falling top-predator abundance triggers community-wide shifts in diel activity; Ecography
Top carnivore decline has cascading effects on scavengers and carrion persistence; Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Trophic rewilding establishes a landscape of fear: Tasmanian devil introduction increases risk-sensitive foraging in a key prey species; Ecography

Research Projects

Long-term ecological effects of Tasmanian devil decline; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision