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Professor in Terrestrial Ecology, Deakin University

Don Driscoll is Professor of terrestrial ecology at Deakin University in the Centre for Integrative Ecology and School of Life and Environmental Sciences. He has over 30 years of research experience in conservation biology. Don completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia where he studied the dispersal, population genetics and biology of threatened frogs. Since then he has studied plants, birds, beetles, frogs, reptiles and mammals in fragmented agricultural landscapes in NSW, the ACT and SA, and in naturally patchy landscapes in SW Tasmania. His research interests spans the field of conservation, including work on fire ecology, ecology of frog diseases, invasive plant and animal species, habitat loss and fragmentation and more. Recent research extends to developing end to end solutions in conservation, spanning ecology, social sciences, economics and technology. Professor Driscoll is the Director of the Centre for Integrative Ecology at Deakin University, and was President of the Ecological Society of Australia 2017-19.


  • 2015–present
    Professor, Deakin University


  • 1997 
    University of Western Australia, PhD