Professor Eben Goodale
Prof. Eben Goodale
Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Eben Goodale is a professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, in Suzhou, China, focusing on animal ecology. He studies how behavior, particularly communication, affects the interactions between species, and how knowledge about such interactions can be integrated into conservation plans.

His objective is to positively impact biodiversity conservation, in part by raising awareness about animals’ behavior and ecology, and in part by encouraging the next generation of scientists.

Much of Eben’s research has been focused on the mixed-species bird flocks of Sri Lanka. He started this work in 1995 as an undergraduate at Harvard, and continued for his PhD at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an International Postdoctoral Fellowship with the National Science Foundation (US).

In 2012, he moved to China, where he continues to teach and work on ecological research. He served as an advisor for Dr. Salindra Kasun Dayananda, both on his MSc and PhD projects.

He is the main voluntary scientific consultant for all nature-related activities focused on biodiversity and wildlife conservation in Eco Arch (Pvt) Ltd.