Dan Parker, Prof.

South Africa
University of Mpumalanga
BII expert in: Large carnivores and large herbivores

Much of my African biodiversity work has been about surveying mammals, particularly under-sampled groups such as bats. I have also been particularly interested in the biodiversity by-catch of much of my camera trapping work on large carnivores in the southern African sub-region.

It would appear that the increase in the human population has started to manifest in terms of changes in animal behaviour at many of my study sites with several species shifting their main periods of activity away from when humans are more active.