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Dr Laurence Berry
Dr Laurence Berry
Mallee CliffsThe Pilliga
Wildlife Ecologist
Special skills / qualifications
BSc(Hons) - bird responses to fire in the Mallee
PhD - Spatial ecology of birds and arboreal marsupials following the Black Saturday fires in the Victorian Central Highlands
What did you do before AWC?
I have a professional and academic background in spatial ecology, long-term ecological monitoring and fire management. Prior to joining AWC I completed my PhD at the ANU and worked on various long-term monitoring projects in Box-Gum Grassy Woodlands, Mountain Ash forests and River Red Gum floodplain communities. I have previously taught undergraduate conservation biology and statistics, and have published on fire ecology and management in Australia and the US.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Brush-tailed Bettong
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
The Gilgai wetlands in the Pilliga
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
Spotted Harrier, Greater Glider, Mallee Emu-Wren
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Southwest Tasmania, Caucasus mountains, Pacific Northwest
Other interesting stuff
I once toured Europe with a brass band