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Dr Jodi Justine Lyon Rowley

My Expertise

Biodiversity conservation, frogs, amphibians, reptiles

Biography

Jodi is the Curator of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW (the first joint-appointment between the institutions). After a degree in Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) at UNSW, Jodi completed her PhD at James Cook University, where she used radiotelemetry to investigate how interspecific behaviour influences the susceptibility of frog species to decline from disease. In 2006, Jodi moved to Cambodia...view more

Jodi is the Curator of Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW (the first joint-appointment between the institutions). After a degree in Bachelor of Environmental Science (Hons) at UNSW, Jodi completed her PhD at James Cook University, where she used radiotelemetry to investigate how interspecific behaviour influences the susceptibility of frog species to decline from disease. In 2006, Jodi moved to Cambodia to work as a wildlife biologist for international NGO Conservation International, and began conducting amphibian research in Southeast Asia. She moved to the Australian Museum in 2008, and continues her focus on Australasian amphibian biodiversity and conservation. Her research seeks to uncover and document biodiversity, understand its drivers, and inform conservation decisions. She has greatly expanded knowledge about amphibian species diversity in Southeast Asia, having led over 25 expeditions in the region and co-discovered more than twenty new frog species. Her recent work in NSW focuses on resolving mysteries surrounding three threatened frog species, and includes searching for the Peppered Tree Frog, a species not seen since the 1970's. Jodi is passionate about translating scientific data into open-access, easily interpretable information and is responsible for assessing and updating the global conservation status of all Southeast Asian amphibians on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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E26 Level 5 East

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