John Woinarski


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Research interests

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

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

Metrics of progress in the understanding and management of threats to Australian birds

Garnett, S. T., Butchart, S. H. M., Baker, G. B., Bayraktarov, E., Buchanan, K. L., Burbidge, A. A., Chauvenet, A. L. M., Christidis, L., Ehmke, G., Grace, M., Hoccom, D. G., Legge, S. M., Leiper, I., Lindenmayer, D. B., Loyn, R. H., Maron, M., McDonald, P., Menkhorst, P., Possingham, H. P., Radford, J. & 6 othersReside, A. E., Watson, D. M., Watson, J. E. M., Wintle, B., Woinarski, J. C. Z. & Geyle, H. M., Apr 2019, In : Conservation Biology. 33, 2, p. 456-468 13 p.

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threatened species

Systematic planning can rapidly close the protection gap in Australian mammal havens

Ringma, J., Legge, S., Woinarski, J. C. Z., Radford, J. Q., Wintle, B., Bentley, J., Burbidge, A. A., Copley, P., Dexter, N., Dickman, C. R., Gillespie, G. R., Hill, B., Johnson, C. N., Kanowski, J., Letnic, M., Manning, A., Menkhorst, P., Mitchell, N., Morris, K., Moseby, K. & 3 othersPage, M., Palmer, R. & Bode, M., Feb 2019, In : Conservation Letters. 12, 1, p. 1-8 8 p., e12611.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Towards meaningful monitoring: A case study of a threatened rodent

Geyle, H. M., Guillera-Arroita, G., Davies, H. F., Firth, R. S. C., Murphy, B. P., Nimmo, D. G., Ritchie, E. G., Woinarski, J. C. Z. & Nicholson, E., Apr 2019, In : Austral Ecology. 44, 2, p. 223-236 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
case studies
dry season

A framework for evaluating the adequacy of monitoring programs for threatened species

Woinarski, J., Jan 2018, Monitoring threatened species and Ecological Communities. Legge, S., Lindenmayer, D. B., Robinson, N. M., Scheele, B. C., Southwell, D. M. & Wintle, B. (eds.). Australia: CSIRO Publishing, Vol. 9781486307715. p. 13-20 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review