Dr Denis Saunders AM ‘A working life with Carnaby’s Cockatoo 1968 – 2021’

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Thursday, 3 March 2022 - 12:30pm

Denis will talk about his research on Carnaby’s Cockatoo. Classified as “vermin” in 1968, this magnificent species was reclassified in the 1980s as endangered by the WA and Commonwealth governments, and internationally. He will provide results of a study of one breeding population from 1969 to 2020.

Abstract

Denis will talk about his research on Carnaby’s Cockatoo, which commenced in 1968 and continued until the present. Classified as “vermin” in 1968, this magnificent species was reclassified in the 1980s as endangered by the WA and Commonwealth governments, and internationally. He will provide results of a study of one breeding population from 1969 to 2020.

Biography

Dr Denis Saunders AM retired in 2002 as a Chief Research Scientist having joined CSIRO Wildlife Research in WA in 1968. He was then an honorary fellow with CSIRO until March this year.

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