Professor Rob Wallis’s research interests include mammalian physiology, vertebrate ecology, wildlife management, environmental education and sustainable development. Dr Wallis has special interests in native mammals and their ecology and conservation management.
Rob’s recent research has included historical reports of mammals no longer present in south-west Victoria, use of raptors to manage pest bird populations, and use of Maremma dogs to manage foxes that prey on Little Penguins.
Rob is Professor of Research Development and Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee at Federation University Australia. Previously, he held various positions including Head of School, Ecology and Environment and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Rural and Rural Engagement at Deakin University and its predecessor institutions, where he worked for 35 years. He has been involved in native mammal research since 1968 and held executive positions in various scientific societies that deal with mammals and their conservation and management.
The Little Penguin at Middle Island, Warrnambool.
The Little Penguin in Warrnambool and the significance of Middle Island
Maremma guardian dogs to protect Little Penguins
Tower Hill and the role of the Warrnambool Field Naturalists Club in its restoration
Using raptors to disperse pest birds in Victoria
Birds are considered to be pests when they damage infrastructure and crops as well as being a...
When can raptors be cost-effective in dispersing pest birds?
Historical reports of Common (Bare-nosed) Wombats 'Vombatus ursinus' in the Warrnambool area, Victoria
The Common or Bare-nosed Wombat 'Vombatus ursinus' was once widespread in south-eastern...
The little penguin Eudyptula minor on middle island, warrnambool, victoria: An update on population size and predator management
Maremma guardian dogs have been protecting Little Penguins Eudyptula minor from canid predation...
Successful protection against predation on Little Penguins (Eudyptula minor) in Australia using maremma guardian dogs: 'The Warrnambool Method'
The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the worldâ€™s smallest penguin, weighing up to 1.2 kg. It...
Koalas Phascolarctos cinereus in Framlingham Forest, south-west Victoria: introduction, translocation and the effects of a bushfire
Koalas were introduced into Framlingham Forest, south-west Victoria, in 1971 and the population...
Biology Education in the Future