Queensland Science Champion 2014
iAward in Research and Development for Virtual Fencing Technology, Australian Information Industry Association, Queensland Division.
Prof. Dave Swain's research activities are focussed on the behavioural ecology of livestock in extensive production systems. In particular his work aims to obtain a more complete picture of how behavioural strategies are used to overcome resource limitations. Understanding the link between environmental drivers and evolutionary derived behaviours will enable management intervention to compliment innate livestock behavioural preferences.
Dave has special interests in:
- Behavioural ecology including modelling spatial behavioural interactions
- Automated monitoring of animal behaviour
- Sensor networks
- Social behaviour in herding animals
- Behavioural adaptation
- Precision livestock management
April 2003 to November 2009: Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader CSIRO Livestock Industries – Behavioural Ecology
2001 to 2003: Honorary Lecturer Glasgow University Crichton Campus – Theoretical Ecology
April 1999 to March 2003: Research Scientist Scottish Agricultural College – Dairy Systems Research GroupOct1995 to Sept 1998: Research Assistant University of Wales Swansea – Tropical Palaeoenvironments Research Group
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor