Conrad Hoskin
James Cook University

Associate Professor Conrad Hoskin

Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, James Cook University


Associate Professor Conrad Hoskin’s research and teaching interests focus on biodiversity: what’s out there, how we discover and describe it, how it arises and adapts through time, and how we can conserve it. Read his full profile here.

Research outputs linked to policy change and decision-making

“I’m very interested in speciation and rapid adaptation, including to human-induced change like climate change and invasive species. To date, I’ve done a lot of evolutionary biology and species discovery but I’m increasingly focussing on conservation projects. My research methods include field data, genetics, and modelling.

Many of my projects involve frogs and lizards because they show biogeographic patterns and evolutionary processes on a fine scale, and because Australia has a rich diversity. However, I’m interested in all groups and current projects include mammals (e.g., Spotted-tailed Quolls) and invertebrates (e.g., Drosophila experiments).”

Current academic employment and positions

  • Associate Professor of Terrestrial Ecology, James Cook University.

My Projects

Current projectCompleted project
NESP RLH, 2021-2027NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present