He completed a PhD at Auckland University on the ecology and management of small mammalian predators in northern New Zealand.
Craig has worked for DOC for 17 years and has been involved in numerous projects with a particular interest in interactions between predator species and in monitoring the impacts of successful predator control.
He is currently involved in two major research programmes: testing the performance and use of self-resetting traps, and developing monitoring protocols for invasive predators in wetland habitats. As much of his prior work has focused on mustelids and cats, kiwi protection has often been the driver of his research. Craig’s extensive background in and his connections with the predator science community will be an important addition to the Kiwi Recovery Group.