Institute for Applied Ecology
University of Canberra
ACT 2601 Australia
|Location:||Building 3, Room C54|
|Phone:||(02) 6201 5786|
|Fax:||(02) 6201 5305|
PhD, Zoology, University of Queensland, 1982
BSc Honours, Physiology, University of Queensland, 1975
BSc, Mathematics, University of Queensland, 1973
Research and professional interests
Professor Arthur Georges is an ecologist and herpetologist whose research interests lie in the evolution, ecology and systematics of Australian reptiles. A fundamental interest in these fascinating animals takes him into the field and the laboratory to learn more of their biology and to apply what he has learned in solving contemporary challenges for their conservation.
His research and that of his team is currently funded by the ARC Discovery, Linkage and LEIF Schemes, the Cooperative Research Centre for Invasive Animals, the commonwealth Collaborative Research Network Scheme and industry funding from Esso Highlands Limited and BGI Shenzhen.
Arthur is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Canberra, member of the executive of the Institute for Applied Ecology and its inaugural director. He chairs the ACT Flora and Fauna Committee responsible for advising government on threatened species and community declarations, and is a WWF Governor. He was until recently the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science, formerly served on the board of the CRC for Invasive Animals, and has served as President of the Australasian Wildlife Management Society and the Australian Society of Herpetologists.
As such, Arthur also has a broad interest in fostering research that underpins decisions on the management of our natural environment.