CIE Seminar Series – 2021: Post PhD life at CSIRO

SPEAKER: Jessica Hodgson, Research Technician, Adaptive Ecosystem Management Team, Land & Water, CSIRO.

DATE & TIME: Friday, 6th August 2021 @ 12noon.

LOCATION: Seminar to be streamed via Zoom. Click HERE to connect (Meeting ID: 408 120 6183, Password: 06048505).

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Since leaving Deakin behind, Jess moved to Canberra and is now a part of the Adaptive Ecosystems Management Team of CSIRO.

In this seminar she will introduce the varied nature of her work in ecology as a Research Technician. For much of the year her role sends her around the country to conduct flora surveys in threatened ecological communities, catching large waterbirds to satellite track their movements or climbing 70m tall research towers.

She has acquired numerous new skills since joining including app development, a UAV Pilot licence, spatial analysis, vertical tower rescue and building databases – all of which she never expected when she finished her PhD.


Jess finished her PhD at Deakin in 2019. She studied Great Bowerbirds and their role as ecosystem engineers with Prof John Endler.

Afterwards she moved to the Adaptive Ecosystem Management Team at CSIRO in Canberra where she now leads fieldwork and co-leads research on waterbirds, biodiversity monitoring and bushfire recovery.

For more information click HERE (Twitter).

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