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.

Publications
Nestling growth and body condition of critically endangered orange-bellied parrots (Neophema chrysogaster)
Emu - Austral Ornithology
All the eggs in one basket: Are island refuges securing an endangered bird?
TSR Hub
A new approach to excluding small nocturnal predators from nest boxes
TSR Hub
Photosensitive automated doors to exclude small nocturnal predators from nest boxes
Animal Conservation
All the eggs in one basket: Are island refuges securing an endangered passerine?
Austral Ecology
Occupancy patterns of the introduced, predatory sugar glider in Tasmanian forests
Wiley
Genetic evidence confirms severe extinction risk for critically endangered swift parrots: implications for conservation management
Animal Conservation - The Zoological Society of London
Pre-emptive action as a measure for conserving nomadic species
Wiley
Saving the orange-bellied parrot
TSR Hub
Saving the swift parrot
TSR Hub
Conservation and management of the endangered forty-spotted pardalote
TSR Hub
Further knowledge and urgent action required to save Orange-bellied Parrots from extinction
Emu
Effect of nest cavity morphology on reproductive success of a critically endangered bird
Emu
The importance of incorporating functional habitats into conservation planning for highly mobile species in dynamic systems
Conservation Biology