Chris Dickman has long been fascinated by patterns in biological diversity and in the factors that affect it. His work focuses mostly on mammals and other
biota in arid environments, but also encompasses wide-ranging projects in applied conservation and management such as the impacts of introduced predators
on native fauna.
Chris is a Professor in Ecology (personal chair) at the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. He is a prolific trainer of postgraduates, supervising over 140 Honours and postgraduate research students over the last 25 years. He has written or edited 20 books and monographs and authored more than 450 journal articles and book chapters.
Chris is the recipient of several national and international awards, including New South Wales Plant and Animal Scientist of the Year in 2010.