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Dr Jeff Short has a background in mammalian ecology, and particularly in the reconstruction of ecosystems and the reintroduction of threatened fauna. He has a M.Sc. from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. from Murdoch University.  Jeff began his research career in West Africa working on the ecology of elephants in rainforest and then worked in eastern Australia on the ecology of rock-wallabies.  He joined CSIRO in 1980 to study arid zone kangaroos and undertake aerial survey of large kangaroos across Australia.  

He moved to Western Australia in the late 1980s to work on threatened mammals.  This work included the survey of offshore islands for threatened mammals and the reintroduction of species to mainland Shark Bay.  In 2005, he left CSIRO to set up Wildlife Research and Management. Since that time he has been working on conservation initiatives in fragmented agricultural systems as well as at the intersection of production and conservation in the Pilbara and at Shark Bay.

Jeff is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University and, until recently, an Associate Editor of the journal Wildlife Research.  He led the project that won the 2001 Banksia Gold and Community Awards for the Useless Loop Community. He was a finalist  for the 2002 Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research and a WA finalist for the 2007-08 Landcare Australia Nature Conservation Award.

For further information about any of the projects listed on this web site, please contact Jeff.  A list of Jeff’s publications is available as a pdf.

Contact details:
Dr Jeff Short
Director and Principal Research Scientist
Wildlife Research and Management Pty Ltd
PO Box 1360, Kalamunda, WA, 6926
Phone: +61 8 9293 3798