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.

Collaborator. Innovator. Design Thinker. Conservation Biologist.

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. 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 global change 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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  • 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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