Rob Brewster

Rewilding Australia

Rob Brewster is the Director of Rewilding Australia. Research interests are the investigation of strategies to restore missing keystone species to Australia’s ecosystems, and to improve the resilience of Australia’s critical weight range mammals to the threats being applied to these ecosystems.

A major focus of Rob’s work is analysing the expenditure involved in threatened species translocation with an aim to improve its efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Rob’s focus over the coming years is to improve the management of European red foxes in the landscape, by testing the role that Tasmanian devils and dingoes might play in altering the behaviour and abundance of foxes, and promoting the development of emerging technologies to humanely reduce fox populations whilst improving target specificity of management actions.