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Al Glen

Senior Researcher - Wildlife Ecologist
Wildlife Ecology & Management
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Research interests


I am a Wildlife Ecologist with broad research interests in wildlife management. I completed my BSc (Hons) (2001) and PhD (2005) at the University of Sydney, where I studied the ecology and management of mammalian carnivores. Much of my research has focused on the interactions between native and invasive species. My current teaching and research focuses on restoring highly invaded ecosystems. This includes managing multiple invaders, monitoring cryptic species, and applying principles from landscape ecology and behavioural ecology to manage invasive species. I have performed research, teaching and conservation roles in the government, university and private sectors, and have advised various governments on managing communities of native and invasive animals. In 2007 I was awarded the Chairman’s Prize for Scientific Excellence by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, and in 2013 was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Wildlife Society. I am a member of the Australasian Wildlife Management Society and the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group.

I am also an Associate Professor in the Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity, University of Auckland.

Selected Publications

I have published over 100 papers, book chapters, conference abstracts etc. The following is a selection:

Nottingham, CM, Buckley, HL, Case, BS, Glen, AS and Stanley, MC (2024). Does landscape composition influence the diets of feral cats in agroecosystems? Biological Invasions 26, 1787–1799.

Glen, AS, Garvey, PM, Innes, J, Buchanan, F (2024). What can wildlife detection dogs offer for managing small mammalian predators? Wildlife Research

Carter, ZT, McNaughton, EJ, Fea, MP, Horner, I, Johnson, K, Killick, S, McLay, J, Shields, B, Stanley, MC and Glen, AS (2023). Evaluating scent detection dogs as a tool to detect pathogenic Phytophthora species. Conservation Science and Practice, e12997.

Garvey, PM, Glen, AS, Clout, MN, Nichols, M and Pech, RP (2022). Niche partitioning in a guild of invasive mammalian predators. Ecological Applications, e2566.

de Burgh, N, Glen, AS, Shapiro, L, Mayo, K and Mitchell, M (2021). Using para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) as a tool to control feral cats in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 45: 3424.

Garvey, PM, Banks, PB, Suraci, JP, Bodey, TW, Glen, AS, Jones, CJ, McArthur, C, Norbury, GL, Price, CJ, Russell, JC, Sih, A (2020). Leveraging personality, motivations, and sensory cues for effective predator management. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 990-1000.

Glen, AS, Veltman, CJ (2018). Search strategies for conservation detection dogs. Wildlife Biology 2018: wlb.00393.

Garvey, PM, Glen, AS, Clout, MN, Wyse, SV, Nichols, M, Pech, RP (2017). Exploiting interspecific olfactory communication to monitor predators. Ecological Applications 27: 389-402.

Doherty, TS, Glen, AS, Nimmo, DG, Ritchie, EG, Dickman, CR (2016). Invasive predators and global biodiversity loss. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113: 11261-11265.

Campbell, KJ, Beek, J, Eason, CT, Glen, AS, Godwin, J, Gould, F, Holmes, ND, Howald, GR, Madden, FM, Ponder, JB, Threadgill, DW, Wegmann, AS, Baxter, GS (2015). The next generation of rodent eradications: Innovative technologies and tools to improve species specificity and increase their feasibility on islands. Biological Conservation 185: 47-58.

Glen, AS, Dickman, CR (eds) (2014). Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future. Collingwood, CSIRO Publishing.

Glen, AS, Atkinson, R, Campbell, KJ, Hagen, E, Holmes, ND, Keitt, BS, Parkes, JP, Saunders, A, Sawyer, J, Torres, H (2013). Eradicating multiple invasive species on inhabited islands: the next big step in island restoration? Biological Invasions 15: 2589-2603.

Ritchie, EG, Elmhagen, B, Glen, AS, Letnic, M, Ludwig, G, McDonald, RA (2012). Ecosystem restoration with teeth: what role for predators? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27: 265-271.

Sutherland, DR, Glen, AS, de Tores, PJ (2011). Could controlling mammalian carnivores lead to mesopredator release of carnivorous reptiles? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences 278: 641-648.

Glen, AS, Dickman, CR (2008). Niche overlap between marsupial and eutherian carnivores: does competition threaten the endangered spotted-tailed quoll? Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 700–707.

Glen, AS, Dickman, CR, Soulé, ME, Mackey, B (2007). Evaluating the role of the dingo as a trophic regulator in Australian ecosystems. Austral Ecology 32: 492–501.

Glen, AS, Dickman, CR (2005). Complex interactions among mammalian carnivores in Australia, and their implications for wildlife management. Biological Reviews 80: 387–401


PhD Ecology

BSc (Hons)


  • Member, Australasian Wildlife Management Society
  • Honorary Life Member, Australian Wildlife Society
  • IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)