PhD (Macq. 1994), MSc (Macq. 1989), BSc (Agric. Syd. 1978)
David Eldridge is a Professor in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. His research aims to understand more about the impacts of human-induced land uses in drylands, and the links between land-use change and environmental change. David holds an adjunct position at UNSW under a MOU between UNSW and the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage, where he is a Senior Principal Research Scientist. Over the past 15 years he has worked on high-profile research projects on the impacts of livestock grazing in NSW conservation reserves, the effects of feral horses on ecosystem processes, and the impacts of woody plant encroachment on the ecology of semiarid woodlands. He has published widely on the ecology and management of drylands, has worked on international aid projects in Algeria and China, has active research programs in Iran, China and Spain, and is an Editor of the Journal of Arid Environments and Restoration Ecology.