Dr Dan Ramp
Dan is the Director of the UTS Centre for Compassionate Conservation and an Associate Professor in the TD School at UTS. His research is a conservation biologist with an interest in behavioural ecology, wild animal welfare, coexistence, and wildlife-human interactions. At the core of his research lies the adoption of the principles of compassionate conservation, a transdisciplinary approach that promotes attentiveness to the wellbeing of non-human animals to solve environmental problems and conflict. He has previously published on kangaroo ecology and protection, impacts of roads on wildlife, responses of wildlife to fine-scale patterns of climate change, ecological interactions among native and introduced species, and conservation ethics.
Through the ROH-Indies project, Dan will lead research that explores the biosocial conditions that shape human-street dog interactions. A key attribute of this research will be the blending of traditional behavioural and spatial ecology with welfare biology to capture the lived experiences of street dogs, providing a novel social analysis of the cultural interactions that underpin cohabitation and/or conflict.