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Research interests

  • Managing landscapes to minimise the effects on biodiversity of large-scale disturbances, such as fire, climatic extremes, and habitat fragmentation

Professional Information

Associate Professor Dale Nimmo is an animal ecologist with broad interests in how 'big' disturbances – things like fire, drought, and land clearing – influence biodiversity.  He completed his PhD at Deakin University in 2011, which focused on how animal species respond to fire regimes in the semi-arid Murray Mallee region of south eastern Australia. After that, he undertook a research fellowship with Professor Andrew F Bennett (La Trobe University) on the concept of ecological resilience and its relevance to applied ecology, which a particular focus on woodland bird communities and their response to an extreme climatic event: southern Australia's 'Millennium Drought'. A/Prof Nimmo was awarded an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship at Deakin University, during which he continued to work on fire ecology and ecological resilience, but also was persuaded to be interested in mammalian predators, namely dingoes, foxes and feral cats.

Education/Academic qualification

Deakin University

… → 2011

Deakin University

… → 2005

External positions

The Wildlife and Threatened Species Bushfire Recovery Expert Panel (Panel Member)

2020 → …

Member

Panel Chair, ESA Jill Landsberg Trust Fund Scholarship

Editor of ESA Hot Topics

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Research Output

Impact of 2019–2020 mega-fires on Australian fauna habitat

Ward, M., Tulloch, A. I. T., Radford, J. Q., Williams, B. A., Reside, A. E., Macdonald, S. L., Mayfield, H. J., Maron, M., Possingham, H. P., Vine, S. J., O’Connor, J. L., Massingham, E. J., Greenville, A. C., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Garnett, S. T., Lintermans, M., Scheele, B. C., Carwardine, J., Nimmo, D. G., Lindenmayer, D. B. & 4 others, Kooyman, R. M., Simmonds, J. S., Sonter, L. J. & Watson, J. E. M., 20 Jul 2020, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 8 p.

Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Science communication in a post-truth world: Promises and pitfalls

    Kopf, R. K., Nimmo, D. G., Ritchie, E. G. & Martin, J. K., 1 Aug 2019, In : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 17, 6, p. 310-312 3 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  • Futurecasting ecological research: The rise of technoecology

    Allan, B. M., Nimmo, D. G., Ierodiaconou, D., VanDerWal, J., Koh, L. P. & Ritchie, E. G., May 2018, In : Ecosphere. 9, 5, p. 1-11 11 p., e02163.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Multifaceted mammal management: Dealing with multiple threats in novel communities

    Ritchie, E. G., Nimmo, D. & Doherty, T., Jul 2017, p. 135. 1 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

  • Fire severity and fire-induced landscape heterogeneity affect arboreal mammals in fire-prone forests

    Chia, E. K., Bassett, M., Nimmo, D. G., Leonard, S. WJ., Ritchie, E. G., Clarke, M. F. & Bennett, A. F., 2015, In : Ecosphere. 6, 10, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Charles Sturt University

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access