THE SCIENTIST - DR EUAN RITCHIE
Why predators are important in conservation
How Dr Ritchie became an ecologist
Main research areas
Predators and their ecological roles in structuring and maintaining ecosystems, including assessing their importance for biodiversity conservation and management
Identifying and determining the importance of what factors limit the distribution and abundance of organisms at both small and large scales, and their relevance to global change
The ecology, conservation and management of Australian mammals.
Dr Euan Ritchie is a senior ecologist at Deakin University. He applies ecological theory with field work to find solutions to the challenges concerning biodiversity conservation.
Euan's research addresses significant ecological questions. His main research interests include; behavioural, community, evolutionary, landscape, and population ecology, conservation biology, and phylogeography.