Georgeanna is a zoologist with expertise in wildlife and pest animal tracking, trapping and surveys as well as in on-ground natural resource management. She has surveyed and monitored iconic native marsupials including Spotted-tailed quolls, wombats, dingoes and pests such as rabbits, wild dogs and foxes.
She is also an experienced Landcare coordinator with skills in community engagement, event and project organisation, property assessments and management planning.
Qualifications, awards and affiliations
B.Sc. Hons. (Ecology, Zoology)
Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat Advisory Committee
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Regional Advisory Committee Far South Coast Region
Royal Zoological Society of NSW
Ecological Society of Australia
Australian Wildlife Management Society
Australian Institute of Biology
Native Animal Rescue Group
CSIRO Scientists in Schools Program
Georgeanna has 22 years of experience in wildlife and pest animal trapping, surveys and monitoring. She has worked as an ecologist and researcher with the University of Queensland, Macquarie University, the Australian National University, the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, and as a professional consultant.
Over the last three years, she has been with Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare working to coordinate and support local Landcare groups in sustainably managing their natural resources.
Road impacts on the common wombat (Vombatus ursinus), from the individual to the population
Jasmyn is a conservation ecologist with expertise on rare and threatened species, biodiversity patterns and processes, wetland assessments, threatening processes, and environmental management frameworks. Her work has extended from the genetic scale, through species ecology, regional ecology, global patterns of biodiversity, to the application of science to conservation policy and environmental management. She also works on a systems scale, evaluating the interactions and linkages between people and landscapes and the implications for long-term environmental sustainability.
Qualifications, awards and affiliations
BSc (ANU), Honours (Utas)
Member Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (MEIANZ)
Shortlisted for the 2017-18 Eric Anderson prize for best article in the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management
Jasmyn has 28 years of experience on environmental issues. She has worked with the Australian government and four state governments, a range of universities, and Indigenous representatives of Cape York Peninsula and Papua New Guinea. She has engaged in national policy development and implementation, regional conservation programs, field surveys, data collation, analysis and reporting.
Jasmyn is a proficient writer and editor, with editorial experience on the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Nordic Journal of Botany, Quaternary Australasia, and in editing technical reports and university dissertations. She has produced over 40 publications on environmental issues and 36 environmental management and botanical survey technical reports.
Assessing trends and causes of dieback of Blakely’s red gum (Eucalyptus blakelyi) stands in the ACT 2017-18. Analysis of spatial patterns and drivers of E. blakelyi dieback in the ACT using temporal satellite imagery, landscape attributes and biological factors. Collaboration with ACT Government, Environment and Planning Directorate.
Enhancing conservation and cultural knowledge through orchids of Papua New Guinea 2014-18. Evaluation of scientific, historical and cultural knowledge of the values and uses of orchids in the Torricelli Mountains, PNG. Collaboration with Tenkile Conservation Alliance to raise conservation awareness while enhancing local knowledge, skills, capacity and development.
The Piku Project: community-led conservation 2013-15. Research on the nesting biology and harvest of the pig-nosed turtle in the Kikori River catchment of Papua New Guinea to inform effective community action for conservation and sustainable use of this traditional resource.