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Jerry has been a Professor at SCU for over 20 years. Before joining SCU, he was Principal Scientist with the Center for International Forestry Research, and Professor of Tropical Forestry at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jerry received a higher doctorate (D.Sc.For.) from the University of Queensland in 1992, received the Queen's Award for Forestry in 1997, and a Scientific Achievement Award from IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) in 2010.


  • 1999–present
    Professor of Sustainable Forestry, Southern Cross University
  • 2007–2019
    Head, School of Environment, Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University
  • 2011–2019
    Dean of Science, Southern Cross University
  • 1995–1999
    Principal Scientist, Center for International Forestry Research
  • 1991–1994
    Professor of Tropical Forestry, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen


  • 1992 
    University of Queensland, D.Sc.For.


  • 2011
    Forest Growth and Yield Modeling, Wiley
  • 2011
    Customer response to carbon labelling of groceries, Journal of Consumer Policy 34:153–160.
  • 2007
    Educating Australian foresters for the 21st century, International Forestry Review 9: 884-89
  • 2006
    Realizing Community Futures: A practical guide to harnessing Natural Resources, Routledge Earthscan,
  • 2001
    The effectiveness of parks, Science 293:1007
  • 1993
    Saving the tropical forest: needs and prognosis, Ambio 22: 225-231

Research Areas

  • Forestry Sciences (0705)
  • Environmental Science And Management (0502)
  • Policy And Administration (1605)
  • Ecology (0602)