Australian research reveals that migratory bird numbers are declining with staggering severity and rapidity.
‘Community groups around Australia have monitored numbers since the 1980s. When we started analysing their data, we were shocked at the decline in migratory bird numbers; non-migratory birds have not declined anything like as quickly,’ said Dr Richard Fuller, an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.
Dr Fuller is the winner of the 2017 Australian Ecology Research Award. The Ecological Society of Australia has presented the award to Dr Fuller for his work on migratory birds, as well as his contribution to Australian ecology through training graduate students and for his contribution to shaping environmental policy, both nationally and internationally.