Eamonn Wooster

Dr Eamonn Wooster

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Gulbali Institute


I am postdoctoral fellow at the Gulbali Institute at Charles Sturt University. I completed my PhD in 2022 at the University of Technology Sydney. I was awarded the Gulbali DECRA track postdoctoral fellowship to continue my research on how disturbance shapes species interactions. My work combines field research with meta-analytic and macro-ecological approaches to understand predator-prey interactions in a changing world. Beyond this, I have an interest in the behavioural dimensions of predator-prey ecology, specifically how animal cognition and culture shape predator-prey interactions and their associated ecosystem function.

  • Behavioural ecology
  • Predator-prey ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Socio-ecology
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Macroecology
  • Urban ecology
Full publications list on CRO

Recent Publications

Wooster, E.I.F., Gaynor K.M., Carthey, A.J.R., Wallach, A.D., Stanton, L.A., Ramp, D., Lundgren E.J. (2023). Animal cognition and culture mediate predator-prey interactions. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.  https://www.cell.com/trends/ecology-evolution/fulltext/S0169-5347(23)00243-4

Wallach, A.D., Ramp, D., Benítez-López, A., Wooster, E.I., Carroll, S., Carthey, A.J., Rogers, E.I., Middleton, O., Zawada, K.J., Svenning, J.C., Avidor, E., and Lundgren E.J.  (2023). Savviness of prey to introduced predators. Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. (https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.14012)[https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.14012]

Wooster, E.I.F., Ramp, D., Lundgren, E.J., O'Neill, A.J., Yanco, E., Bonsen, G.T. and Wallach, A.D. (2022), Predator protection dampens the landscape of fear. Oikos, 2022: e09059. [https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.09059](https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.09059)

Lundgren, E. J., Ramp, D., Middleton, O. S., Wooster, E. I. F., Kusch, E., Balisi, M., Ripple, W. J., Hasselerharm, C. D., Sanchez, J. N., Mills, M., & Wallach, A. D. (2022). A novel trophic cascade between cougars and feral donkeys shapes desert wetlands. Journal of Animal Ecology, 91, 2348–2357. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13766

Wooster, E.I.F., Ramp, D., Lundgren, E.J., O’Neill, A.J., Wallach, A.D. (2021) Red foxes avoid apex predation without increasing fear, Behavioral Ecology, 32:5, 895–902,