Casey's research interests include most topics involving environmental conservation. One of the primary interests, however, is developing efficient and effective methods for studying, analysing, predicting, and mitigating ecological damage caused by human industrialization and development.
So what does this mean exactly? Well, Casey enjoys proffering interesting questions about cause and effect scenarios and then developing environmental models to help answer them (at least partially). For instance, he began a project modelling animal-vehicle collisions as part of a Masters degree at the University of Melbourne in southeast Australia which he is now further developing. Hopefully the research will inform policy and implemented actions to reduce conflicts between humans and our non-human companions.
But he also enjoys direct action. For the last four years Casey has been involved in the rescue, treatment, and release of human-impacted wildlife. While in California, he focused on marine mammals as an animal care crew assistant supervisor and Special Rescue Operations team member at the Marine Mammal Centre in Sausalito.