Professor Adrian Manning

Associate Director (HDR)

Adrian Manning is a Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at The Australian National University. His research interests are in landscape ecology, restoration ecology, conservation and reintroduction biology and include aspects such as multi-scale ecology, the integration of conservation and production and the past, present and future of landscapes. Adrian undertook his PhD research on the Superb Parrot (Polytelis swainsonii). His main current project is the "Mulligans Flat - Goorooyarroo Woodland Experiment" - an ARC Linkage partnership with the ACT Government, Woodlands and Wetlands Trust and James Cook University. The aim of this project is to investigate ways of improving box-gum grassy woodlands for biodiversity. To do this, different management treatments such as fire, addition of deadwood and control of kangaroo grazing are being applied, and a number of ecologically significant species have been reintroduced. Adrian is the leader of a number of major species reintroductions, including the Eastern Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi) and Eastern Quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), as part of the research partnership.

Research interests

Landscape ecology, Superb Parrot ecology, restoration ecology, conservation biology, multi-scale ecology, integration of conservation and production - matrix management, past, present and future landscapes.

Academic highlights

Recently published paper in Biological Conservation was second most downloaded article between July and September 2006. Another paper in Restoration Ecology was in the top 10 downloaded articles in December 2006.