John Woinarski


Registered to supervise postgraduate research


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Professor John Woinarski works in the Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, specialising in conservation biology. He has authored about 10 books and 300 scientific articles and book chapters, and is a Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Program. Recognition for his work includes the Eureka Prize for Biodiversity Research, the NT Chief Minister’s Research and Innovation Award, the Serventy Medal (for lifetime contribution to Australian ornithology) and the Society for Conservation Biology’s Distinguished Service Award. He has been a member of many government policy and management committees. John is employed part-time and currently lives in Melbourne.

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A checklist of attributes for effective monitoring of threatened species and threatened ecosystems

Lindenmayer, D., Woinarski, J., Legge, S., Southwell, D., Lavery, T., Robinson, N., Scheele, B. & Wintle, B., 15 May 2020, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 262, p. 1-8 8 p., 110312.

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  • After the bushfires, we helped choose the animals and plants in most need. Here’s how we did it

    Woinarski, J., Nimmo, D. G., Gallagher, R. & Legge, S., 21 May 2020, The Conversation.

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  • Assessing the strength of evidence for records of Night Parrots at Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary (South Australia) and Diamantina National Park (Queensland), 2016–2018

    Menkhorst, P., Fitzsimons, J., Loyn, R. & Woinarski, J., 2 Apr 2020, In : Emu. 120, 2, p. 173-177 5 p.

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  • Better biodiversity accounting is needed to prevent bioperversity and maximize co-benefits from savanna burning

    Corey, B., Andersen, A. N., Legge, S., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Radford, I. J. & Perry, J. J., Feb 2020, In : Conservation Letters. 13, 1, p. 1-13 13 p., e12685.

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    Open Access
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    Bottom-up and top-down processes influence contemporary patterns of mammal species richness in Australia's monsoonal tropics

    Stobo-Wilson, A. M., Stokeld, D., Einoder, L. D., Davies, H. F., Fisher, A., Hill, B. M., Mahney, T., Murphy, B. P., Scroggie, M. P., Stevens, A., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Bawinanga Rangers, R., Warddeken Rangers, R. & Gillespie, G. R., Jul 2020, In : Biological Conservation. 247, 108638.

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  • Thesis

    An assessment of the current status of small mammals in Kakadu National Park and the role of biodiversity monitoring in conservation reserves

    Author: Ibbett, M. L., 2010

    Supervisor: Woinarski, J. (Supervisor), Whitehead, P. (Supervisor) & Garnett, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Biogeography and conservation of Mitchell grasslands of Northern Australia

    Author: Fisher, A., Oct 2001

    Supervisor: Woinarski, J. (Supervisor) & Christian, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Conservation biology of dolphins in coastal waters of the Northern Territory, Australia

    Author: Palmer, C., Dec 2014

    Supervisor: Zichy-Woinarski, J. (Supervisor) & Leach, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU


    Ecology and conservation status of the brush-tailed rabbit-rat, Conilurus penicillatus

    Author: Firth, R. S. C., 2007

    Supervisor: Woinarski, J. (Supervisor) & Noske, R. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU