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Associate Professor Dale Nimmo is an animal ecologist with broad interests in how 'big' disturbances – things like fire, drought, and land clearing – influence biodiversity.  He completed his PhD at Deakin University in 2011, which focused on how animal species respond to fire regimes in the semi-arid Murray Mallee region of south eastern Australia. After that, he undertook a research fellowship with Professor Andrew F Bennett (La Trobe University) on the concept of ecological resilience and its relevance to applied ecology, which a particular focus on woodland bird communities and their response to an extreme climatic event: southern Australia's 'Millennium Drought'. A/Prof Nimmo was awarded an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship at Deakin University, during which he continued to work on fire ecology and ecological resilience, but also was persuaded to be interested in mammalian predators, namely dingoes, foxes and feral cats.

Research Interests

  • Managing landscapes to minimise the effects on biodiversity of large-scale disturbances, such as fire, climatic extremes, and habitat fragmentation

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Science, PhD, Deakin University

… → 2011

Environmental Science, Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons), Deakin University

… → 2005

External positions

The Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel (Panel Member), Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

2020 → …

Member, Ecology Society of Australia

Panel Chair, ESA Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship

Editor of ESA Hot Topics

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