David Peacock

David Peacock

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My primary interest is in the protection and recovery of Australia's natural resources through the control of vertebrate pest animals and the reintroduction of extirpated native fauna. Having directly observed the initial impacts of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus in 1995-96, I then researched this and the myxoma virus for ~20 yrs with the Turretfield Rabbit Project. I now continue to research and search for additional biological control agents and pest animal control solutions, as well as assist ecological restoration through researching historical ecology and the reintroduction of extirpated native fauna. Returning the western quoll (idnya) to the Flinders Ranges (SA), with the first 42 animals released in 2014, was primarily reintroducing an additional rabbit predator to aid the recruitment of palatable native vegetation and ecological recovery.

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