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Reproductive Biologist, Wildlife Conservation & Science, Zoos Victoria, and Honorary Research Associate, BioSciences, The University of Melbourne

Dr Marissa Parrott is the Reproductive Biologist in the Wildlife Conservation & Science Department at Zoos Victoria, and an Honorary Research Associate in the School of Biosciences at the University of Melbourne. The major focus of Marissa’s research is captive breeding, reintroduction and conservation of some of Australia’s most critically endangered species, with a focus on marsupials, rodents and frogs. Marissa has studied and worked extensively across Australia, Africa and Asia with wildlife and community conservation. She has a strong interest in working with local communities to promote the protection and recovery of endangered species, particularly threatened primates.


  • –present
    Reproductive Biologist, Zoos Victoria, and Honorary Research Fellow, BioSciences, The University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne


  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)