Adrian Wayne


  • The University of Western Australia (M085), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Adrian Wayne is a Senior Research Scientist (Forest Fauna Ecology) with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (and its predecessor agencies CALM, DEC & DPAW) and has led the Forest Ecology Research Team since 1997. In 1994 he co-rediscovered the Gilbert’s potoroo - previously thought extinct. Based in Manjimup, Western Australia, he researches the ecology of forest vertebrate fauna (frogs, reptiles and mammals), focusing on work relevant to the conservation and management of threatened and sensitive species. This has included investigating fauna responses to timber harvesting and prescribed burning, and the ecology of the koomal (common brush-tail possum) and the ngwayir (western ringtail possum) in the jarrah forest, mammal declines with a focus on the woylie, and introduced predator ecology and management. Providing scientific, ecological and biological expertise to biodiversity conservation and management is also an important part of his role. Adrian collaborates extensively with individuals and organisations across a wide range of professions and disciplines, and supervises and supports students in their courses and research projects. He frequently engages with the media and has a senior logistics role in emergency incident management, namely wildfire suppression.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ecology, PhD, Australian National University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2005

External positions

Senior Research Scientist, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (Western Australia)

1997 → …


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