Raphael’s primary role is developing monitoring methods for dung beetles used across Australia, and measuring ecosystem services of introduced dung beetles on farms in WA.
Raphael received his PhD from Imperial College in London in 1997, then held a series of positions at Universities in the USA, and NZ (University of Canterbury), and he moved to a joint position between CSIRO and UWA in 2009. His research focuses on the ecology and biodiversity of a variety of insects, including dung beetles. Raphael has published over 180 scientific papers and book chapters, and his discoveries include how introduced species can change ecological change, how beetles change with forest fragmentation, and how to restore dung beetles in forests.
Link to organisational profile: https://research-repository.uwa.edu.au/en/persons/raphael-didham;