David has broad expertise in biodiversity conservation, specialising in impact assessment, and the development and implementation of biodiversity management and monitoring programmes.
David joined TBC after a period living in Mongolia and Nepal, where he worked in a capacity-building role for a variety of environmental NGOs. Increasingly, his work focuses on incorporating social dimensions into maximising biodiversity outcomes. Prior to his work in Mongolia, he managed biodiversity research and conservation projects in Australia, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea and Madagascar for 15 years, giving him extensive experience in project management across a range of ecosystems.
David has expertise in a plethora of species groups, gained through managing significant projects on birds, reptiles, amphibians, as well as conducting wildlife disease research. He is a member of the IUCN/SSC Boas and Pythons Specialist Group, through which he has undertaken research into the ecology, evolution and social relevance of pythons in Australia and Papua New Guinea, and boas in Madagascar.