Matthew W. Hayward

Matthew W. Hayward


Ecology of Natural Ecosystems

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Matt Hayward has conducted field studies into the conservation ecology, threatening processes, population biology, space use and feeding habits of Australian marsupials (quokka, quenda, mardo, chuditch, brushtail possum), on the impact of bushmeat hunting on the larger vertebrate fauna of the Transkeian rainforests (blue duiker, bushbuck, bushpig, common duiker), and on the reintroduction of large predators (lion, leopard and spotted hyaena) to the Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa. In addition to this, he has researched the prey preferences of large predators and used this research to derive predictions of the diet and carrying capacity of large predators. He is the author of over 20 research papers. He is currently assisting researchers investigate the relative impacts of top-down and bottom-up factors in limiting ungulate population numbers in the Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland.

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