Gerry Ryan

I’m a conservation scientist working on Southeast Asian and Australian biodiversity. I use and develop quantitative analytic methods to solve conservation problems.

My work encompasses a range of species including dolphins, ibises, and vultures, and covers diverse fields including risk assessment, behaviour, effectiveness evaluation, Bayesian hierarchical modelling, social research, and basic ecology. I specialise in abundance estimation and population monitoring methods, and the biology of Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River.

I serve on conservation working groups for Mekong dolphins and Cambodian vultures, and am a member of the IUCN/Species Survival Commission Cetacean Specialist Group. Right now I’m based out of  QAECO in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. I do occasional consulting work for a range of clients.

My publications all available for download here, and my google scholar profile is here.

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