Chris commenced full time employment with the ANU in 1988 to assist in the establishment of the Nanangroe project, which he later managed. In addition to this, Chris spent his summers managing the Victorian Central Highlands project. In this role he organised local and Earthwatch volunteers to monitor the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum population. From 2001 Chris managed the Nanangroe project, the Tumut fragmentation study and assisted with the establishment of the south-west slopes restoration study.
In 2003 Chris moved to Jervis Bay NSW to establish and manage the long-term research at Booderee National Park. In 2014, Chris co-authored a book “Booderee National Park – The Jewel of Jervis Bay” which describes the Park, its species, management efforts and the detailed research undertaken there by The Australian National University researchers. He has also helped to produce three books relating to the conservation of wildlife on farms, as well as co-authoring over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Chris is currently working alongside Parks Australia to undertake the reintroduction of Long-nosed Potoroos and Southern Brown Bandicoots at Booderee National Park.
You can read more about Chris and his research at www.longtermecology.com