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Matthew W. Rees
Ph.D., University of Melbourne
matt.wayne.rees@gmail.com

I am a PhD candidate with the Quantitative and Applied Ecology group at the University of Melbourne. My research aims to understand outcomes of conservation threat-management interventions, with a particular focus on invasive predator control.

Interests

  • Estimating population dynamics
  • Modelling species interactions
  • Statistical methods for camera-trap data
  • Predator ecology

Academia

University of Melbourne
2017 - present
Ph.D. Quantitative Ecology
Queensland University of Technology
2013 - 2016
B.Sc. (Hons) Environmental Science

Publications

Sharing meals: predation of Australian mammals by the introduced European red fox compounds and complements predation by cats, 2021, Biological Conservation
A Stobo-Wilson , BP Murphy , HM Crawford , SJ Dawson , CR Dickman , TS Doherty , PA Fleming , M Gentle , SM Legge , TM Newsome , R Palmer , MW Rees , EG Ritchie , J Speed , J Stuart , E Thompson , J Turpin , JCZ Woinarski
Reptiles as food: predation of Australian reptiles by introduced red foxes compounds and complements predation by cats, 2021, Wildlife Research
A Stobo-Wilson , BP Murphy , SM Legge , DG Chapple , HM Crawford , SJ Dawson , CR Dickman , TS Doherty , PA Fleming , M Gentle , TM Newsome , R Palmer , MW Rees , EG Ritchie , J Speed , J Stuart , E Thompson , J Turpin , JCZ Woinarski
Variation in feral cat density between two large adjacent islands in Australia’s monsoon tropics, 2021, Pacific Conservation Biology
H Davies , Tiwi Land Rangers , MW Rees , D Stokeld , A Miller , G Gillespie , B Murphy
Rapidly assessing cobenefits to advance threat‐management alliances, 2020, Conservation Biology
MW Rees , J Carwardine , A Reeson , J Firn
Unexpectedly high densities of feral cats in a rugged temperate forest, 2019, Biological Conservation
MW Rees , JH Pascoe , BA Wintle , M Le Pla , EK Birnbaum , BA Hradsky