Jasmin Packer

Dr Jasmin Packer

Research Fellow

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Conservation Biologist. Innovator. Design Thinker.

Jasmin is passionate about protecting our threatened communities and species. Her research aims to design innovative solutions, linking world-leading science with on-ground management, to better protect South Australia’s threatened communities and species as they adapt to global change. She works with wildlife as well as flora and fungi. Jasmin is an independent Research Fellow in the Environment Institute, and long-term member of the Terrestrial Ecology Lab, who's known for her commitment to think global - act local.

Jasmin’s transdisciplinary research focuses on understanding how ecosystems respond to differing disturbance and other global changes - and what we can do to enhance their capacity to cope with the negative impacts. Her transdisciplinary approach bridges basic and applied research, and co-designs field surveys with industry partners to ensure their findings are put into action to make a difference for conservation. Jasmin uses design thinking to draw on her deep understanding of the needs of others, and brings together global (biogeography and invasion science) and local (community ecology, population ecology and citizen science) approaches, to build long term partnerships that have a real impact on improving biodiversity conservation.

Thanks to Jasmin’s passion for making a difference, you might find her climbing through blackberry to assess habitat complexity for endangered bandicoots – or squelching through swamps to discover which of Australia's reedbeds really are native...and how they're threatened by global change?

Bandicoot research on ABC Gardening Australia

 

Bandicoot research on Ch10 Scope

 

Common reed (Phragmites australis)

 

Sunset over common reed (Phragmites australis)

 

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Our University of Adelaide Bandicoot Team is passionate about protecting our threatened communities and species, including our beloved southern brown bandicoot.

Our team builds on long-term conservation and research for threatened species, and evolved in 2019 to respond to requests for bandicoot conservation and research. We co-design projects with state government and other land managers to discover better ways to improve the conservation status of our bandicoots: from Endangered to Vulnerable across the Mount Lofty Ranges. All our projects start with understanding our shared Recovery Team priorities, identifying management outcomes we need to achieve, and then targeting our ‘think global – act local’ research to achieve these.
Our team members and bandicoot projects include:

Natalie Brown – 2018+ Bachelor of Advanced Science

Hayley Jose – 2019+ PhD, ecological role as (see Hayley’s summary below).

Jasmin Packer – 2006+ Research Fellow, population structure and persistence.
Citizen science for transformational change (attached).

Wendy Warren – citizen science and novel translocations for conservation.

 

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  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83135576
  • Email: j.packer@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 6222
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Benham Laboratories, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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