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Jaana Dielenberg

University Fellow, Charles Darwin University

Jaana Dielenberg works to improve outcomes for biodiversity through the promotion of robust science and Traditional Knowledge. Jaana is a University Fellow at Charles Darwin University and is the Communications and Engagement Manager of the Biodiversity Council. The Biodiversity Council brings together leading experts including Indigenous knowledge holders to promote evidence-based solutions to Australia’s biodiversity crisis.

Jaana has worked in the environmental research and management sector for 20 years. For more than a decade her focus has been research translation, knowledge brokering, communication and stakeholder engagement for multi-partner large-scale science programs, with a particular focus on biodiversity conservation and climate action. She started her career in waterway management and planning in Victoria, and has since enjoyed living in the Northern Territory and Queensland.

She has a Bachelor of Arts (Geography) and a Master of Environment, both from The University of Melbourne.


  • 2022–present
    Communications and Engagement Manager, Biodiversity Council, The University of Melbourne
  • 2020–present
    University Fellow, Charles Darwin University
  • 2022–2022
    Communications and Partnerships Manager, Climate Ready Initiative, Griffith University
  • 2016–2021
    Science Communication Manager, Threatened Species Recovery Hub, National Environmental Science Program (The University of Queensland hosted)
  • 2016–2016
    Analyst, Griffith University (iCLIM Project)
  • 2012–2015
    Knowledge Broker, Northern Australia Hub, National Environmental Research Program (Charles Darwin University hosted)
  • 2008–2011
    Knowledge Broker, Melbourne Water
  • 2004–2008
    Waterway Planner, Melbourne Water


  • 2007 
    The University of Melbourne, Master of Environment
  • 2000 
    The University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts (Geography)

Professional Memberships

  • Ecological Society of Australia
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