Stephen Jackson

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Dr Stephen Jackson has held various roles including field ecologist, zookeeper, curator, government regulator, author, part time lecturer and wildlife consultant. Stephen's research has typically focused on the ecology, conservation and taxonomy of mammals. To date, he has published 6 books and over 70 refereed papers and book chapters as a result of his research. Two of his books have been awarded the Whitley Medal for the best natural history book from the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales. Stephen has had numerous research collaborations within Australia and overseas. This has included conducting research at various museums internationally including: American Museum of Natural History (New York, USA), Kunming Institute of Zoology (Kunming, China), Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (Paris, France), Natural History Museum (London, UK), Naturalis Museum (Leiden, Netherlands), United States National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, USA), and the Zoological Collection of the Zoological Survey of India (Kolkata, India).


Qualifications

BSc, MSc, PhD


Appointments

  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales 2011
  • Editorial Board of the journal Mammal Study of Japan. 2011
  • Research Associate Smithsonian Institution 2015
  • Steering committee for the Australian Mammal Taxonomy Consortium (AMTC). 2021

Grants, awards and scholarships

  • 2021 Special Purpose Pest Management Rate (SPPMR) via the New South Wales Local Land Service to study wild dog DNA for better management. In collaboration with Dr Peter Fleming from NSW Department of Primary Industries. Amount $72,200.
  • 2020 Terrain, Natural Resource Management, Wet Tropics. Mahogany glider research. Amount $1,500.
  • 2018 Terrain, Natural Resource Management, Wet Tropics. Mahogany glider research. Amount $1,500.
  • 2018 An expedition in search of one of Australia's most mysterious marsupials. Desert Rat Kangaroo. Crowd funding via Experiment.com in collaboration with Associate Professor Karl Vernes and Dr Todd Elliott from the University of New England. Amount $7000.
  • 2018 Thorsborne Trust. Mahogany glider research. Amount $1,600.
  • 2017 Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Travel grant to meet PhD student and discuss research on the taxonomy of flying squirrels. Amount $3000.
  • 2015 Queensland Government. Funding to undertake mapping of the subpopulations of the mahogany glider and identify locations within and between these for the maintenance or establishment of wildlife corridors. Amount $20,000.
  • 2015 Smithsonian Institution. Travel grant to complete research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, USA. Amount $7,000.
  • 2012 Thorsborne Trust. Mahogany glider research. Amount $1,600.
  • 2009 Smithsonian Institution. Travel grant to complete research at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, USA. Amount $4,000.
  • 2009 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Development of a feasibility study into the use of native mammals as pets. In conjunction with Rosie Cooney, Rosalie Chapple, and Sarah Doornbos. Amount $35,000.
  • 2009 Thorsborne Trust. Mahogany glider research. Amount $1,500.
  • 2000 Zoological Parks and Gardens Board of Victoria. Scholarship to attend the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Summer School at Jersey Zoo. Amount $10,000.
  • 1997 Australian Geographic. Additional PhD funding. Amount $4,000.
  • 1997 Thorsborne Trust. Additional PhD funding. Amount $5,000.
  • 1994 Department of Environment and Heritage. PhD Scholarship. 1994-1997. Amount $80,000.
  • 1993 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation. Field work at the Rum Jungle Mine at the East Branch of the Finniss River, near Darwin, Northern Territory to complete my MSc thesis. Amount $10,000.

Publications

For more on Dr Stephen Jackson's publications please go to Google scholar or ORCID.