Rob Brewster

Director
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.

Publications
Finding food in a novel environment: The diet of a reintroduced endangered meso-predator to mainland Australia, with notes on foraging behaviour
Plos One
Be nimble with threat mitigation: lessons learned from the reintroduction of an endangered species
Restoration Ecology
The pilot release of eastern quolls to the wild on the mainland June 2018 update
TSR Hub
Using reintroductions to understand causes of mammal declines and extinctions at Booderee National Park
TSR Hub