Professor Chris Dickman

Party Typeperson
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
Given NameChris
Alternate Given NameChristopher Richard
NLA Identifier
Brief DescriptionProfessor in Terrestrial Ecology,
School of Life and Environmental Sciences,
The University of Sydney
Full DescriptionThe major focus of my research is the investigation of factors that influence the distribution and abundance of terrestrial vertebrates. This research has been stimulated by my curiosity on the one hand about the causes of many intriguing patterns of vertebrate distributions in the Australian fauna, and concern on the other that many species have declined or become extinct with the advent of European settlement.

For the last twenty five years my primary focus has been to elucidate, by observation and field experiment, the factors that regulate diversity in the small vertebrates of arid Australia. Research on the exceptionally rich communities of small mammals and lizards of this region provides an opportunity to contribute to theoretical debate about the importance of biotic and physical processes in shaping population and species dynamics, and to achieving practical conservation goals.

Postal AddressRoom 416,
A08 - Heydon-Laurence Building
University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW, 2006
Phone Number+61 2 9351 2318
Website Address
Fields of Research0502 - Environmental Science and Management

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