Dr. David Westcott

Dr. David Westcott joined CSIRO in 1995 after completing a PhD at the University of British Columbia. He currently leads the Ecosystem Function and Prediction Stream in CSIRO’s Healthy Terrestrial Ecosystems at Atherton, and is responsible for a team of scientists and technical staff studying the ecology of tropical rainforests and landscapes.

Dr. Westcott’s expertise is vertebrate movement and landscape ecology, conservation biology, behaviour and evolution. His current projects include identification and impact of invasive pests in the Wet Tropics rainforests; cassowary genetics and population monitoring; biodiversity in Wet Tropics floodplains; predicting and managing invasive spread in rainforest habitats and flying fox ecology and management.