JP Emery
University of Southern Queensland

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Wildlife Management), University of Southern Queensland.

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  • JP is a conservation ecologist with an interest in reintroduction biology and ecology, reptile conservation, and assessing survey techniques for threatened reptiles. He is currently a postdoctoral research fellow (wildlife management) at the University of Southern Queensland. In this role, his research involves designing and evaluating the use of artificial habitats as effective monitoring and surveying techniques for brigalow belt reptiles in southern Queensland and assessing the relationship between land use and reptile presence/absence.


  • 2023-2024: Ecology, genetics, and artificial habitat use of Brigalow belt reptiles, Dr. Benjamin Allen and Prof. Peter Murray (co-project leader). This project is investigating the ecology of Brigalow belt reptiles along the proposed inland rail route in Queensland between Goondiwindi and Toowoomba by (1) investigating the use of artificial habitat as an effective monitoring and surveying technique, (2) comparing different monitoring techniques, and (3) the relationship between land use and reptile presence/absence. This project will help deliver key information gaps in the ecology and more effective ways to survey of several threatened reptiles in the region (Condamine earless dragon – Tympanocryptis condaminensis, Five-clawed worm skink – Anomalopus mackayi, and Collared Delma – Delma torquata)

Highest Qualification

  • PhD in Conservation Biology, UWA 2022

Current Academic Employment

  • Postdoctoral Research fellow (Wildlife management) at the University of Southern Queensland


  • Australasian Wildlife Management Society
  • Australian Society of Herpetologists

My Projects

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