Dr Nic Dunlop
Citizen Science Coordinator, Conservation Council of WA
Dr Nic Dunlop is an animal ecologist, past Chair of the WA Branch of BirdLife Australia, and the 2019 recipient of the highly coveted Bessie Rischbieth Award. This award recognises the long-term contributions of an individual in the conservation movement, and their outstanding qualities of courage, integrity, perseverance and commitment.
For nearly 40 years Nic has worked as a citizen scientist whilst pursuing a variety of day jobs, including as a research coordinator, lecturer and environmental regulator with the Department of Minerals & Energy. Since 2007, Nic has worked with the Conservation Council of WA, including 11 years as the co-ordinator of CCWA’s ‘Citizen Science for Ecological Monitoring’ Program.
Habitat plantings bring the birds
From bare paddocks back to bush full of wildlife. In this story, animal ecologist Dr Nic Dunlop explains the rationale behind undertaking high quality ecological restoration.
Nic Dunlop: The power of citizen science
Meet Dr Nic Dunlop, Coordinator of the Citizen Science Program at the Conservation Council of Western Australia. For decades, Nic has used his scientific knowledge to assist and run citizen science projects, mostly involving birds.