• The University of Western Australia (M092), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Dr Mark Wong is a Forrest Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences at UWA, a Visiting Scientist at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity, and a National Geographic Explorer. Dr Wong's interests lie in community and invasion ecology. His research uses trait-based approaches to understand the causes and consequences of changing biodiversity, especially for insects and their kin. Dr Wong previously completed a postdoc at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, where he investigated global trends in terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. Prior to that he completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford on a prestigious Clarendon Scholarship, where his research on the ecology of ant invasions in the tropics was supported by funding from the National Geographic Society and a Varley Gradwell Fellowship. Dr Wong serves on the editorial boards of the journals Insect Conservation and DiversityAsian Myrmecology and Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Zoology, DPhil, University of Oxford

Award Date: 17 Dec 2020

Forest Sciences, BSc Hons, Australian National University

Award Date: 16 Dec 2014

External positions

Visiting Scientist, CSIRO - Health and Biosecurity

2022 → …

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Agriculture and Food

Research expertise keywords

  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biosecurity and biological invasion
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Entomology


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