Research Fellow, Monash University



2012 Postdoctoral Fellow, IMAS

2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, UTAS



2007   Doctor of Philosophy, Distinction, Ecology

             Memorial University of Newfoundland

2003   Bachelor of Science, Honors, Biology
             University of Alberta



Tracking top predators

Plastic pollution

Wildlife toxicology

Invasive predator removal

New papers by Lavers et al. (2014) and Bond & Lavers (2014) detail the effect of ingested plastic (here) and climate change (here) on Flesh-footed Shearwaters.  The latter article recently featured in Nature Research Highlights (here).

Fatal Shore: wreck of Short-tailed Shearwaters in Australia during September 2013 to January 2014
Fatal Shore 14 - STSH wreck BirdLife art
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Please help us increase global awareness of the plastic pollution issue by forwarding the link to this video to your networks, it can be found HERE

One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds. Much of the damage inflicted on land is quite invisible to laymen. An ecologist must either harden his shell and make believe that the consequences of science are none of his business, or he must be the doctor who sees the marks of death in a community that believes itself well and does not want to be told otherwise ~Aldo Leopold

Our beautiful, reusable drink bottles are for sale HERE

Australian Geographic, Hutton & Lavers, Sep 2011
Australian Geographic, Hutton & Lavers, Sep 2011