Research and Conservation

Gondwana Ecology contributes towards research and conservation



  • In 2008 Justin was awarded an Adjunct Professorship with the Institute for Land, Water & Society (Charles Sturt University) in recognition of his “contribution to teaching, research, scholarship and creative work.”

  • Gondwana Ecology Group supports community engagement and a practical approach to conservation and research in remote and regional parts of  Australia.

  • Current research and conservation efforts have included: working with threatened species and ecosystems across Australia, indigenous communities on climate change and shorebird monitoring, rapid biodiversity assessments and conservation management in the Great Barrier Reef Islands across the Torres Strait, Cape York and Solomon Islands.

  • Justin also supervises post-graduate students and mentors up and coming passionate ecologists and works with local environmental groups and schools to promote and encourage conservation.

  • Previous research and long term monitoring has included ecosystem functioning and landscape dynamics, mine and sand dune rehabilitation, coastal management, coastal bird biology, hunting impacts on game birds, threatened species translocation management, seed dispersal, salt pan bio-indicators and sustainable ecological development for tourism.

  • Justin has published more than 50 refereed and popular articles, made contributions to books, brochures and multimedia, and presented his research at local and International conferences, workshops and public lectures.

  • Gondwana Ecology Group works with and supports various humanity and conservation organisations  and projects, including: