Wild Researchers: Hayley Bates

With fewer than 2,600 left in the wild, Australia’s Mountain Pygmy Possum (Burramys parvus) is listed as critically endangered. But UNSW biologist and PhD candidate Hayley Bates sees hope for the alpine-dwelling possum, which is little bigger than a mouse. 

Hayley is one of the scientists featured in Wild Researchers – a unique collaboration between UNSW and award-winning photographer Tamara Dean. 

The 12 images in the series, which is being exhibited at the Australian Museum until 13 December 2015, showcases university researchers working in the elements. For more information visit: wildresearchers.unsw.edu.au