Cameron is Branch Manager of Life and Geosciences in the Australian Museum Research Institute, responsible for natural history research and the management of the Museum’s $490 million collections research infrastructure. He leads a team of 43 staff at the Australian Museum.
He worked as a forester and regional wildlife officer between 1991 and 1997 for the then State Forests of New South Wales, and then on spatial heritage identification and reserve design in the Comprehensive Forest Assessment process between 1997 and 1999, in both Western Australia and New South Wales. He worked with the Australian Heritage Commission and then Heritage Division in the Australian Government Department of Environment on spatial heritage identification until 2006, receiving a Departmental Australia Day Award for the development of the Australian Natural Heritage Assessment Tool. Between 2006 and 2010, he was Director of the Australian Biological Resources Study, with his team receiving a second Australian Day Award for restructuring the grants processes into the National Taxonomy Research Grants Programme and developing BushBlitz, a new $9 million public private partnership between BHPBilliton, the Australian Government and Earthwatch, that is about to enter its third funding cycle.
Between 2010 and 2016 he worked for the Australian Government Department of Industry, initially on research infrastructure and radio quiet regimes for the Square Kilometre Array before leading international science policy, culminating in development of the Global Innovation Science Strategy, working with Austrade, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Education and Training to deliver a new international engagement approach.
Bachelor of Science (Forestry)
- Chair, Council of Heads of Australian Faunal Collections
- Ex-officio member, Steering Committee Taxonomy Australia
- Fair Value Working, Australian Accounting Standards Board
Grants, awards and scholarships
Chelavier dans I’Ordre des Palmes academiques
- Lemckert, F.L. and Slatyer, C. (2002). Short-term movements and habitat use of the green-thighed frog, Litoria brevipalmata (Anura: Hylidae). Australian Zoologist 32 (1): 56-61.
- Lemckert, F.L. and Slatyer, C. (2004). Herps in forests: schools to educate land managers in their conservation. Pp 1055-1058 In: Conservation of Australia’s Forest Fauna Second Edition. Ed. Dan Lunney. Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Sydney.
- Lemckert, F., Mahony, M., Brassil, T. and Slatyer, C. (2006). The biology of the threatened Green-thighed Frog Litoria brevipalmata (Anura:Hylidae) in the central and mid-north coastal areas of New South Wales. Australian Zoologist: 337-344.
- Slatyer, C, McNamara, C, and Rosauer, D. (2006). Using molluscs in heritage assessment. Published Abstract from Molluscs 2006 – Molluscs in Research, Conservation and the Economy (Triennial meeting of the Malacological Society of Australasia 6-8 December 2006.
- Ponder, W.F. and Slatyer, C. (2007). Freshwater molluscs in the Australian arid zone. Pp 1-13 in the Animals of arid Australia: out on their own? 2007. Edited by C Dickman, D Lunney, and S Burgin
- Slatyer, C., Ponder, W.F., Rosauer, D and Davis, L. (2007). Between a rock and a dry place – land snails in arid Australia. Pp 30 - 41 in the Animals of Arid Australia: out on their own? 2007, Edited by Chris Dickman, D. Lunney and S. Burgin
- Slatyer, C, Rosauer, D. and Lemckert, F. (2007). An Assessment of Endemism and Species Richness Patterns in the Australian Anura. Journal of Biogeography 34: 583-596.
- Lemckert, Francis & Rosauer, Dan & Slatyer, Cameron. (2008). A comparison of Australia’s anuran records against the reserve system. Biodiversity and Conservation.
- Slatyer, C. and Jarrott, A. (2010). Pink is the New Black – Re-branding the taxonomic impediment as species discovery. Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 24 (2): 1-2,25.
- Unpublished Reports
- Lemckert, F. L., M. Mahony, and C. Slatyer. (1997). Biological Study of the Green-thighed Frog in the Bulahdelah Region. Unpublished Report to the RTA and NPWS.
- Anon (1999). Identification, Assessment and Protection of National Estate Values in Upper North East NSW CRA Region – a report undertaken for the NSW Comprehensive Regional Assessments
- Anon (1999). Identification, Assessment and Protection of National Estate Values in Lower North East NSW CRA Region – a report undertaken for the NSW Comprehensive Regional Assessments
- Anon (2000). Identification, Assessment and Protection of National Estate Values in Southern NSW CRA Region – a report undertaken for the NSW Comprehensive Regional Assessments (co-authored with S. Rogers, R. Nowrogee and E. Wren)