John Woinarski


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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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Research Output 2004 2019

Camera trapping and transect counts yield complementary insights into an endangered island endemic rail

Znidersic, E., Flores, T., Macrae, I., Woinarski, J. C. Z. & Watson, D. M., 25 Feb 2019, In : Pacific Conservation Biology. 9 p.

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Conserving the abundance of nonthreatened species

Baker, D. J., Garnett, S. T., O'Connor, J., Ehmke, G., Clarke, R. H., Woinarski, J. C. Z. & McGeoch, M. A., Apr 2019, In : Conservation Biology. 33, 2, p. 319-328 10 p.

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ecosystem services
extinction risk
threatened species
risk assessment

Continental-scale assessment reveals inadequate monitoring for threatened vertebrates in a megadiverse country

Scheele, B. C., Legge, S., Blanchard, W., Garnett, S., Geyle, H., Gillespie, G., Harrison, P., Lindenmayer, D., Lintermans, M., Robinson, N. & Woinarski, J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Biological Conservation. 235, p. 273-278 6 p.

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threatened species

Geographic and taxonomic patterns of extinction risk in Australian squamates

Tingley, R., Macdonald, S. L., Mitchell, N. J., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Meiri, S., Bowles, P., Cox, N. A., Shea, G. M., Böhm, M., Chanson, J., Tognelli, M. F., Harris, J., Walke, C., Harrison, N., Victor, S., Woods, C., Amey, A. P., Bamford, M., Catt, G., Clemann, N. & 33 others, Couper, P. J., Cogger, H., Cowan, M., Craig, M. D., Dickman, C. R., Doughty, P., Ellis, R., Fenner, A., Ford, S., Gaikhorst, G., Gillespie, G. R., Greenlees, M. J., Hobson, R., Hoskin, C. J., How, R., Hutchinson, M. N., Lloyd, R., McDonald, P., Melville, J., Michael, D. R., Moritz, C., Oliver, P. M., Peterson, G., Robertson, P., Sanderson, C., Somaweera, R., Teale, R., Valentine, L., Vanderduys, E., Venz, M., Wapstra, E., Wilson, S. & Chapple, D. G., Oct 2019, In : Biological Conservation. 238, p. 1-10 10 p., 108203.

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extinction risk
threatened species
Territory of Christmas Island
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Geographic distribution ranges of terrestrial mammal species in the 1970s

Pacifici, M., Cristiano, A., Burbidge, A. A., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Di Marco, M. & Rondinini, C., 1 Jul 2019, In : Ecology. 100, 7, p. 1-1 1 p., e02747.

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Open Access
geographical distribution


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

Author: Palmer, C., 2014

Supervisor: Zichy-Woinarski, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - CDU