Christopher R. Dickman, Professor, Dr.
|Christopher R. Dickman is Professor in Terrestrial Ecology, The University of Sydney.
Expertise: Environment; Wildlife and conservation; Ecology and Evolution In alien species (especially) predation. The major focus of his research is the investigation of factors that influence the distributions and abundances of terrestrial vertebrates. This research has been stimulated by his curiosity on the one hand about the causes of many intriguing patterns of vertebrate distributions, and concern on the other that many species have declined or become extinct in recent times. Much of this research focuses on the biology of carnivores, rodents, and marsupials. Professor has also successfully supervised over 50 PhD students (8 are currently enrolled) and 70 honours and Master students. In other contributions, Christopher R. Dickman chaired the New South Wales (NSW) Scientific Committee (1996-2002) and the World Conservation Union specialist group for Marsupials and Monotremes (2000-2005), was President of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW (1996-2000) and of the Australian Mammal Society (2000-2003), and currently serves as a board or council member on six state, national or international conservation and research organizations. He was the NSW Scientist of the Year for Plant and Animal Sciences in 2010, is a recipient of medals from the Australian Mammal Society (Troughton Medal), Ecological Society (Gold Medal), Royal Society (Clarke Medal) and the American Society of Mammalogists (Merriam Award) for outstanding research on mammals, and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Professor have been awarded grants from the Australian Research Council to the value of about $13.8M since 1985, and funds totaling about $3.6M for other research contracts and consultancies. Christopher R. Dickman has published some 450 papers in peer-reviewed journals or books, written or edited another 25 books and monographs (ISI h-index = 57; GS h-index = 71), and presented talks and seminars at over 180 national and international meetings. Over 40 talks have been keynoted or plenary presentations.