Peggy Eby, PI, Australia/USA
Peggy Eby is a wildlife ecologist with a longstanding interest in the flying-foxes of south east Australia. She uses empirical studies and long-term datasets to explore the behavioral responses of flying-foxes to variable food resources, focusing on migration, patterns of dispersion, and feeding ecology. Her current interests include the role of adaptive behaviors in responses to rapid environmental change; and the influences of behavioral modifications on human-bat conflict and disease risk. She works with policy makers and stakeholders to develop and promote practical conservation and management outcomes. Peggy runs a private consultancy and holds an adjunct position in the Centre for Ecosystem Science at the University of New South Wales.