Prior to graduating with a BSc Hons and MSc, Brian assisted with research projects on seagulls, seals and termites. His Honours Degree focussed on the Social Behaviour of the Endemic Pearson Island Rock Wallaby, located in the Great Australian Bight.
Whilst employed by the South Australian Government’s forestry organisation, Brian completed his Masters Degree on a comparison of bird populations between different aged pine plantations and native forests in the Mount Lofty Ranges, SA.
Over a 30 year working career, he conducted research projects examining the effects of erosion, recreational impacts, the use of fire as part of habitat management. Research regarding the significance of retaining and managing sustainable cohorts of hollow-bearing trees for fauna remains a particular and ongoing interest.