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

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

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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.

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Australian island as 'arks' for biodiversity

Burbidge, A., Legge, S. & Woinarski, J., Feb 2018, Australian Island Arks: Conservation, Management and opportunities. Moro, D., Ball, D. & Bryant, S. (eds.). Clayton South VIC: CSIRO Publishing, p. 99-113 15 p.

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Australia's mammal fauna requires a strategic and enhanced network of predator-free havens

Ringma, J., Legge, S., Woinarski, J., Radford, J., Wintle, B. & Bode, M., Mar 2018, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2, 3, p. 410-411 2 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., 25 Jul 2018, In : Conservation Biology. p. 1–10 10 p.

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ecosystem services
extinction risk
threatened species
risk assessment