Research Field: Ecology
Environmental changes, including bushfires, land clearing, and invasive species, all affect the ecosystem in a variety of ways, many of which are not understood.
Dr Doherty’s research looks at the impacts and management of invasive predators, such as feral cats and rats. His research has contributed to the understanding of the extent to which invasive species have contributed to global wildlife extinctions. He is currently examining the effects of habit modification on the population dynamics of reptiles.
Tim actively communicates his passion for science and conservation through many avenues, including through the CSIRO’s Scientist in Schools program, presenting at the National Youth Science Forum, and regular media interviews for local, national, and international audiences. Dr Doherty received his PhD from Edith Cowan University in 2015, and is currently a research fellow at Deakin University.