Deputy Director, Threatened Species Recovery Hub, National Environmental Science Programme, Charles Darwin University
Professor Woinarski has been engaged in research, management, policy and advocacy relating to the conservation of Australian biodiversity for more than 40 years, with much of this focus being in northern Australia. Professor Woinarski has published extensively on the ecology and conservation of threatened species (particularly birds and mammals), and his research and management interests have considered many other topics including biogeography, islands, fire, forestry, mining, pastoralism, Indigenous land management, military land use, and the design and management of conservation reserve systems. His career is based on a fascination with nature and how it works, and an ethic that we must strive to maintain the health, diversity and beauty of the natural world.
Professor Woinarski is based (remotely) at Charles Darwin University and is a Deputy Director of the Threatened Species Recovery Hub of the National Environmental Science Programme. His work has been recognised with the Eureka Prize for biodiversity research (2001), the Serventy Medal for life-time contribution to Australian ornithology (2001), the Northern Territory Chief Minister’s Award for Research and Innovation (2008), the Australian Natural History Medallion (2011), and the Society for Conservation Biology Distinguished Service Award (2013).