Conservation biologist, frog lover
Since 2001, Jodi has dedicated herself to conserving frogs – one of the most threatened animals on Earth, which directly impacts on human health. She completed a PhD in frog ecology at James Cook University, radio-tracking rainforest frogs to find out why some species were declining from a disease and others weren’t. After a decade studying frogs in Southeast Asia, Jodi has turned her attention back home. As the Curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum and UNSW, she wants to preserve our unique frogs for future generations. She is building a team of young scientists to help her achieve this. This grant will help Jodi to resource her lab.