ABOUT Christopher


✉ c.obryan [at] uq.edu.au

PhD Candidate

I have a background in spatial ecology and landscape-scale conservation ranging from reptile movement patterns and habitat selection (link here) to private land management in the USA.  


I started my PhD at the University of Queensland in 2016. I am currently working on projects related to feral pig management and modelling their carbon footprint. I am also interested in assessing large-scale human-wildlife coexistence questions, incorporating our knowledge of ecosystem services and exposure of species to human pressure.

I am grateful for the support of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.

Most recent first-author publication:

The mesoscavenger release hypothesis and implications for ecosystem and human well-being. 2019. Ecology Letters 


Recent opinion pieces:

Scientific American: "We Should Embrace Scavengers and Predators"

The Conversation: "Leopards in a city park in India may help lower human injuries and deaths from stray dog bites"

The Conversation: "Helping farmers and reducing car crashes: the surprising benefits of predators"

Urban Leopards Can Save Lives By Eating Feral Dogs

Green Fire Science