Matthew Webb

Matthew's work in conservation management over 15 years has highlighted the paucity of biological information available to inform conservation management for so many of our threatened species. This has led him to a particular interest in developing novel and robust monitoring programs for populations for highly mobile, rare or elusive species for which information is usually lacking.

Matthew has developed and continues to implement a unique population-level monitoring program for the Critically Endangered swift parrot which has revealed dramatic spatial shifts in their breeding distribution highlighting severe habitat limitation, ongoing habitat loss, and variable exposure to nest predation. In addition, he has spent over a decade conducting fieldwork on the orange-bellied parrot.

Matthew's work continues to focus on identifying processes threatening our native species, quantifying population trends and identifying clear and measurable actions to recovery our endangered species.