Naomi Davis is an ecologist specialising in monitoring populations of pest species and overabundant native species and assessing their impacts on the diversity, composition and functioning of natural ecosystems. Naomi holds an Honorary Fellow position in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne and has worked as a freelance research consultant since 2011 undertaking varied projects for academic and government departments, and private industry clients. She came to Ecoplan Australia in 2013 as a casual staff member and research associate.
Naomi’s area of expertise is mammalian herbivore diet analysis. Using both microhistological and macro sorting techniques she has investigated the diets of numerous species, ranging from introduced deer and rabbits to native rodents and marsupials, to answer a variety of research and management questions. Naomi is currently expanding her work to include mammalian carnivore and omnivore diet analysis.
Naomi is experienced in compiling literature reviews on the ecology and impacts of invasive species, providing advice on the feasibility of research techniques for assessing pest species impacts, and developing monitoring methodologies for populations of native and introduced herbivore. Naomi also has experience liaising with private landholders and developers to conduct surveys for invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, birds and amphibians.