Billy Ross

Project Researcher
Charles Darwin University, Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods

Billy Ross is the relatively early stages of his PhD investigating how a nationally threatened species (the Northern Quoll) responds to a large-scale feral cat baiting program in the Pilbara being implemented by hub-partners from the Western Australian Department of Parks and Wildlife and industry partners, Rio Tinto. Specifically, he will be assessing the efficacy of the baiting program by monitoring cat population densities via the use of camera traps and looking at the detailed physiological, behavioral and demographic responses of the Northern Quoll to variably reduced predator abundance within a Before-After Control Impact (BACI) experimental framework by the use of a comparable control site.