Dr. Alexander Watson is an ecologist who has a special interest in birds and mammals. He currently works for the non-government organisation, “World Wide Fund for Nature” (WFF), where he runs field surveys with Traditional Owners in the North Kimberley. In the summer months he works as a guide in Antarctica and southeast Asia.
Prior to working for WWF, Alexander lectured at a University in conservation biology and ecology, as the national program manager for the educational organisation, “Leave No Trace.” He also worked for “The Wilderness Society”on the Great Western Woodland project where he unified key stakeholders to develop a regional plan for managing this extraordinary landscape.
He has published several scientific reports on topics such as – assessing the National Reserve System in Australia; the need for a new approach for managing the large, intact landscapes including, the Great Western Woodlands and the Kimberley; the effects of habitat fragmentation on woodland birds; the effects of logging disturbance on forests; and impacts of oil spills on biodiversity.
Alexander is a passionate scientist who wishes to use his ecology background to ensure natural biodiversity is conserved. He also hopes to empower Indigenous people.