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Dr Michael Smith
Dr Michael Smith
KarakamiaParunaMt GibsonFaure Island
Regional Ecologist (SW)
Special skills / qualifications
Certificate in Photography
Associate Diploma in Scientific Instrumentation
Bachelor of Environmental Science (1st Class Honours), University of Canberra
Ph.D. in Zoology, University of Western Australia


Once won a pie-eating competition.
What did you do before AWC?
Employed as a Research Scientist/Planning specialist for the Department of Parks and Wildlife in WA; avoided long walks on the beach.
Favourite animal protected by AWC
Favourite place on an AWC sanctuary
Rock outcrops on any sanctuary.
Top three animals you would like to see (or have seen) in the wild
I just don’t think about things that way.
If you could visit any three places on the planet
Bognor Regis, Dollywood, Snæfellsjökull
Other interesting stuff
Did I mention I once won a pie-eating contest.