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Biodiversity in the City : issue 1
15 Bat experts Tim Pearson Cary Pearson Mandi Griffith Peggy Trompf This group of experts represent a variety of organisations concerned about the welfare and research of Grey Headed Flying Foxes in NSW. Flying foxes are one of the world's largest bats, feeding on fruit and nectar along the east coast of Australia. Currently listed as vulnerable in NSW, flying fox numbers are in decline due mostly to habitat loss. Flying foxes are important to overall biodiversity in Australia because of their important role in plant pollination and seed dispersal, including many rainforest and commercially important hardwood species. Australian Museum Andrew King Andrew studied biology and has persued a career in biomedical research. Since starting at the Australian Museum Andrew has worked with the DNA Lab on a variety of ongoing projects. Some of which include: genetic analysis and research into several species of destructive termites, sequencing nuclear genes from freshwater isopods from Kakadu, genetic analysis of locally endangered White-Fronted Chats, generating reference data for bat species across Australia and forensic identification of bird/bat-strike from Australian airports Andrew loves the fact that after 25 years in research he still gets a kick out of discovering something new about the natural world.