Professor Lin Schwarzkopf
Professor of vertebrate ecology, James Cook University
See Professor Schwarzkopf’s full research profile here.
Research outputs linked to policy change and decision-making
- Approach to assist decision-making in management: Wambiana biodiversity project (principal investigator). Impact: teaching graziers that better land management could enhance biodiversity and improve profit. How the impact was achieved: field days, workshops, talks, multiple publications.
- tool for management: trap for adult cane toads (principal investigator). Impact: removing cane toads from the environment as part of integrated management. How the impact was achieved: multiple projects, many years of funding, interaction with an industry partner.
- tool for management: developed a humane toxin for cane toads (co-principal investigator). Impact: euthanasing cane toads removed from the environment by any means. How the impact was achieved: interaction and funding obtained with an industry partner.
Current academic employment and positions
- 2012–present: professor of vertebrate ecology, James Cook University.
- 1991: PhD, University of Sydney
Major prizes, medals and honours
- 2019: Excellence in Research Award
- 2007: Dean’s Research Excellence Award.
Roles on government or regional organisation committees
- 2008: member of the research advisory group to the North Queensland Dry Tropics Natural Resource Management board
- 2013 –2015: member of the Queensland Government biodiversity steering committee
- 2014: contributed to the chytrid fungus threat abatement plan
- 2016: contributed to the cane toad threat abatement plan and 2020 update
- 2018–2020: James Cook University representative on regional pest management board.
Current projectCompleted project
NESP RLH, 2021-2027NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present