Professor John Rodger

Professor John Rodger

Conjoint Professor

School of Environmental and Life Sciences (Biological Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

- Leading international figure in marsupial gamete biology for over 30 years - First to study fertilization in a marsupial - First to collect and study marsupial semen - First to develop assisted breeding technologies for marsupials - First to succesfully freeze marsupial sperm - First to develop reliable superovulation methods for marsupials - Leader in the development of fertility control vaccines for marsupial population management - Leader in the development of vaccines for use in marsupial disease management For 8 years (1995-2003) I was full time Director/CEO of the CRC for Marsupial Conservation and Management. I remained involved in leadership in the above areas but my direct involvement in research was reduced. From 2005 I have been half time Director of the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment. Establishment and leadership oin this university-wide multi-disciplinary Institute has reduced my time for research.

Research Expertise
The broad area of my research is mammalian reproduction and development. The major emphasis has been marsupials and their use as model species to examine basic phenomena in developmental biology and the application of this basic biology for marsupial management. Involvement with marsupial reproduction dates from the late 1960s and has led to 89 refereed publications in journals and books of international standing. My early work dealt mainly with the male marsupial, the comparative anatomy of the reproductive tract and the biochemistry and physiology of semen. During my post doctoral years in the USA the focus shifted to a current major interest marsupial fertilization and the critical maturation events which lead to gamete interaction.

At ANU I began a second major research area early mammalian development and the immunology of reproduction. At the University of Newcastle I initiated a research program which exploited this background and moved into a very new area of marsupial biology practical manipulation of breeding. This applied task was initiated because it is an essential first step in my long term goal of studying the developmental biology of marsupials at the cellular and molecular level. In addition the ability to manipulate fertility and productivity has application in the conservation and management of marsupials.

This growing expertise is being recognised for its contribution to basic science and in the practical assessment of fertility and the manipulation of marsupial breeding. This work led to my major collaborations and funding from New Zealand and formed the basis for a large component of the successful application for a Cooperative Research Centre for the Conservation and Management of Marsupials of which I was Director. This role lead to a major interest in the management of science and its integration in interdisciplinary applied programs for environmental and conservation outcomes.

I have published in the area, chaired the committee overseeing the redevelopment of the Bachelor of Environmental Science degree at the University of Newcastle in line with this experience and have advised government agencies and commercial organisations on these issues. From 2005 I was Project Director leading the establishment of an Environmental Institute at the University of Newcastle.

Teaching Expertise
UNDERGRADUATE 1986-1995 I was responsible for the development, presentation and examination of two courses offered by the then Department of Biological Sciences.Biology 100: Animal Diversity - Form & Function (average approx 400 students) As well as developing a new lecture course I significantly reorganised the practical course. This has involved new exercises and substantial revision and reorganisation of the laboratory manual. My aim in the course was to prepare those students proceeding to higher level study in biology and to provide an appreciation of the broad principles of animal function for those not planning a career as biologists.

With the increasing numbers of students enrolled in science courses and their lower standard of entry this course has required major reappraisal. Biology 300: Animal Development (average approx 40 students) This course, originally 'Mammalian Development', was new to Newcastle when I introduced it in 1986. It seeks to bring senior students to an understanding of the fundamental and applied aspects of this rapidly developing field. Practical work is project based and aims to give students hands on experience in some of the main techniques used and exposure to the practical problems faced by the experimental embryologist.

POST-GRADUATE COURSE IN INDONESIA (1989-1991) For three years I was a lecturer in biology for the second semester program of a year long upgrading program for young Indonesian science academics (a total of 40/year across Physics, Maths, Chemistry & Biology) organised by the International Development Program of the Australian Universities and Colleges (IDP). The 'Basic Sciences Bridging Program' operated at the premier science university in Indonesia the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Western Java. From this program around 20 students were selected to come to Australia for post-graduate training. This demanding exercise required the development of a lecture and laboratory program suitable for the English and science level of the students and the facilities available in Bandung.

Newcastle 2003 -2006 Since returning to a normal academic role in the School of Environmental & Life Sciences I have had an active teaching and leadership role in the area of Environmental Biology/Science. BIOL3190: Wetlands Ecology In 2003 I coordinated, lectured in and examined this course. BIOL2070: Ecology Commencing in Semester 2 2003 I presented and examined about 1/3 of the lecture content of this course in the area of animal population biology. This is a large class of approximately 90-100 students. As well as being a major offering in Environmental Biology the course forms part of the compulsory core of the B Env Sci program.

ENVS3020: Allied Environmental Science This course, offered for the first time in Semester 2, 2004, was developed by me to fill a need for more environmental management focused courses in Biology at the 3000 level. It has now developed into a core unit of the Env Sci & Mgt Program which seeks to bridge the University to workplace transition. Bachelor of Environmental Science & Management Program In October 2003 I took over responsibility for leading the Action Group appointed by the HoS SELs to develop the first school-based structure for this program. This has been completed and the revised program and related new courses began to role out in Semester 1 2005.

Administrative Expertise
Chair ACT Kangaroo Advisory Committee (1995-97) Chairman, Australian Society for Reproductive Biology (1989-91) Chair, Scientific Committee, North Head Sanctuary, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (2004-2006) Director/CEO CRC for Conservation & Management of Marsupials (1995-2003) Director Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment (2005-)


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales
  • Master of Science, University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Animal Form & Function
  • Application of Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Marsupials
  • Reproduction
  • Wildlife BIotechnology
  • Wildlife Management

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management 40
050202 Conservation and Biodiversity 60

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - Organising Committee: Reproduction and the Conservation and Management of Wild Species Symposia of the Zoological Scoiety of London
United Kingdom
Chair - International Conference on Biotechnology for Wildlife International Conference on Biotechnology for Wildlife
Australia
Chair & Member -Australian Society for Reproductive Biology Australian Society for Reproductive Biology
Australia
Chair - ACT Kangaroo Advisory Committee ACT Kangaroo Advisory Committee
Australia
Member - Newcastle Environmental Advisory Panel Newcastle Environmental Advisory Panel
Australia
Chair - North Head Sanctuary Scientific Committee North Head Sanctuary Scientific Committee
Australia
1/03/2015 - 17/09/2015 CEO FAUNA Research Alliance
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/1995 - 30/06/2003 Director & CEO Cooperative Research Centre for Conservation and Management of Marsupials, (Marsupial CRC)
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 43
Total funding $14,721,815

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20161 grants / $7,500

Developing artificial insemination technology for the recovery and genetic management of threatened and endangered rock wallabies$7,500

Funding body: Equity Trustees Limited

Funding body Equity Trustees Limited
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Mr Ryan Witt, Dr Lyn Hinds
Scheme Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600861
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20151 grants / $6,000

Developing artificial insemination technology for the recovery and genetic management of threatened and endangered rock wallabies$6,000

Funding body: Equity Trustees Limited

Funding body Equity Trustees Limited
Project Team Mr Ryan Witt, Professor John Rodger, Dr Lyn Hinds
Scheme Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500611
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20141 grants / $73,751

OvoControl contraception as a myna management tool $73,751

Funding body: NSW Environmental Trust

Funding body NSW Environmental Trust
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Andrea Griffin
Scheme Environmental Research (Major Grant)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300311
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20093 grants / $33,750

Biotechnology for Biodiversity CRC - Planning Meeting$24,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190626
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Indian Myna Population Control$6,000

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190343
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Development of Oocyte Preservation Protocols in Tasmanian Devil$3,750

Funding body: University of Tasmania

Funding body University of Tasmania
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Ms Natasha Czarny
Scheme Dr Eric Guiler Tasmanian Devil Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189691
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

20085 grants / $125,818

Process fundamentals of algae production$75,000

Funding body: Crucible Group Pty Ltd

Funding body Crucible Group Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Gary Ellem, Professor John Rodger
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0188560
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$37,500

Funding body: Port Stephens Council

Funding body Port Stephens Council
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189223
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Development of a protective chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000

Funding body: Landcom

Funding body Landcom
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Professor Peter Timms, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189224
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Chlamydia Vaccine for the Koala$1,818

Funding body: Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc

Funding body Hunter Koala Preservation Society Inc
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188679
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Marsupial Research$1,500

Funding body: Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd

Funding body Pioneer Film and Television Productions Ltd
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189680
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

20074 grants / $33,427

A primary assessment of mammalian taxa as bioindicators of heavy metal contaminant availability in areas adjacent to a disused lead and zinc smelter, Lake Macquarie$9,178

Funding body: Lake Macquarie City Council

Funding body Lake Macquarie City Council
Project Team Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger, Mr Christopher McLean
Scheme Lake Macquarie Environmental Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187328
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

(31) Wildlife Biology and Management$8,910

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Publication Performance Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0187986
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

A cross-disciplinary approach to language support for first year students in the science disciplines$7,874

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Gary Ellem
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188861
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Short and long term preservation and fertility of dasyurid sperm$7,465

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Merrilee Harris, Professor John Rodger
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187900
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20064 grants / $267,197

Zona Pellucida Based Contraceptives for Overabundant Koalas and Kangaroos. $177,197

Funding body: Morris Animal Foundation

Funding body Morris Animal Foundation
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0185979
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Farrell Institute Partnership Projects$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Farrell Institute Partnership
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187210
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Non-injection Chlamydia vaccine for the koala$30,000

Funding body: Pfizer Australia

Funding body Pfizer Australia
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme University Grant Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0186841
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Non-injection chlamydia vaccine for the koala$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Collaborative Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0186230
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20056 grants / $396,263

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$240,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley, Mr M Evans
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0184259
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$45,000

Funding body: Fetility Control Ltd

Funding body Fetility Control Ltd
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0185714
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$45,000

Funding body: Environment ACT

Funding body Environment ACT
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0185715
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Oral delivery a viable strategy for fertility control vaccination of Kangaroos$30,000

Funding body: Department of Defence

Funding body Department of Defence
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Conjoint Professor Kenneth Beagley
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0185716
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

Scholarship - Matching - Semester 2, 2005$29,326

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Multi-Year Project Grant Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0185742
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

2005 RIBG allocation$6,937

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185838
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20044 grants / $595,676

Upgrade and expansion of Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$329,504

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Emeritus Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Mr Michael Cole, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183029
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Sperm-based contraception for marsupials$158,274

Funding body: Morris Animal Foundation

Funding body Morris Animal Foundation
Project Team Professor John Rodger, Doctor Merrilee Harris
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0184010
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Fertility control for overabundant koalas and kangaroos$97,898

Funding body: Morris Animal Foundation

Funding body Morris Animal Foundation
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0183097
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Marsupial fertilisation and its manipulation.$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183469
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19953 grants / $12,134,204

Conservation and Management of Marsupials.$11,664,000

Funding body: Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Funding body Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Cooperative Research Centres Program
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0176060
Type Of Funding CRC - Cooperative Research Centre
Category 4CRC
UON Y

Possum Gamete Biology - sperm and female tract interactions$455,204

Funding body: Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (New Zealand)

Funding body Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (New Zealand)
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175542
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Cell and molecular biology of the marsupial egg.$15,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174855
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19944 grants / $523,000

94 MECH C. Australian wildlife conservation research centre./ Wallaby Breeding Colony$314,000

Funding body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Funding body Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Mechanism C Infrastructure
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174404
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

Possum Gamete Biology$200,000

Funding body: Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (New Zealand)

Funding body Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries (New Zealand)
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175411
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

Characterisation of Proteins from the Reproductive Tract and Gametes of the Tammar Wallaby$6,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174773
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Gordon Conference - Mammalian Gamaetogenesis & Embryogenesis - 31 July-5 August 1994$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175124
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19934 grants / $244,129

93,94,95 GRANT. Minimally Invasive Reproductive Technology for Marsupials.$151,979

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0173093
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Fertility targetted biological control of possums$80,000

Funding body: Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd

Funding body Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173388
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

The Marsupial Embryo In Vitro: Preimplantation Development$8,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0172795
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Establishment Of Collaborative Research Aimed At The Control Of Possum Fertility In New Zealand$3,650

Funding body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Funding body Department of Industry, Science & Resources
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme DIST Biology & Biotechnology (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173432
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

19922 grants / $251,600

92,93,94 GRANT. Pre-fertilization Maturation of Marsupial Gametes$244,600

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173094
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The Preimplantation Marsupial Embryo In Vitro$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1992
Funding Finish 1992
GNo G0174210
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19911 grants / $29,500

Fertilisation And Early Development In Marsupials And Its Experimental Manipulation In Vivo And In Vitro$29,500

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Rodger
Scheme Large Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1991
Funding Finish 1991
GNo G0173854
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed3
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.1

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD Conservation Biology and Public Policy PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD GnRH agonist based synchronisation of marsupial reproduction for conservation breeding. PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2006 Masters Oral Vaccine Delivery for Macropod Marsupials Zoology, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2015 Masters Chlamydial Disease and Other Environmental Pressures Affecting an Opportunistically Sampled Wild Koala Population in the Port Stephens Region M Philosophy (Biological Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD A Strategic Assessment of the Potential for a New Pyrolysis Industry in the Hunter Valley PhD (Environmental Sc), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Sole Supervisor
2009 PhD Advances in Assisted Reproductive Techniques for Conservation of Australian Carnivorous Marsupials PhD (Biological Sciences), Faculty of Science, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
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News

Three gram baby brush tailed wallaby

New breeding technique addresses extinction rates

January 24, 2014

With Australia leading the world in mammal extinctions, an innovative breeding technique could bring Australia's threatened kangaroos and wallabies back from the brink.

CRC Wildlife Biodiversity

Leading the bid for a Cooperative Research Centre for Wildlife Biodiversity

July 23, 2013

The University of Newcastle is leading a Trans-Tasman consortium bid for a Cooperative Research Centre for Wildlife Biodiversity (Wildlife Biodiversity CRC) for the 16th CRC Selection Round.

Professor John Rodger

Positions

Conjoint Professor
Wildlife Biology & Biotechnology
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Casual Academic
Wildlife Biology & Biotechnology
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science

Focus area

Biological Sciences

Contact Details

Email john.rodger@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 0419 211 071
Fax (02) 4921 5033

Office

Room SB.304
Building Science
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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