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

Assessing risks to wildlife from free-roaming hybrid cats: The Proposed Introduction of Pet Savannah Cats to Australia as a Case Study

Dickman, C. R., Legge, S. M. & Woinarski, J. C. Z., 14 Oct 2019, In : Animals. 9, 10, p. 1-12 12 p., 795.

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Open Access
case studies

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., 13 Nov 2019, In : Conservation Letters. e12685.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
fire management
greenhouse gases

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

threatened species


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


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