Deputy Head of School, Griffith School of Environment
Nigel Stork Deputy Head of School of Griffith School of Environment. Prior to that he was Head of Department of Resource Management and Geography and Head of Burnley Campus at the University of Melbourne (2007- 2011). Previous positions include CEO of the Rainforest Cooperative Research Centre at James Cook University (1995-2007) and prior that he worked at the Natural History Museum in London (1980-1995).
Nigel is a biologist with experience of working in many parts of the world including South and Central America, Africa and South-East Asia. He has published 10 books and more than 150 papers. He has been a pioneer of the exploration of tropical forest canopies, first using knockdown insecticides, and more recently with canopy cranes, installing an industrial crane in the ‘Daintree’ rainforest to assist researchers study the forest canopy. His latest edited book, ‘Living in a dynamic tropical forest landscape’, published by Wiley-Blackwells, discusses the interdisciplinary research the team he lead carried out on tropical landscapes in Northern Australia and how this has changed management systems, community engagement and economic development. His current research focus is on the magnitude of global species diversity and extinction rates. Prof Stork is a member of the Board of Earthwatch Australia, fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and chairs the Queensland Governments Scientific and Cultural Advisory Committee for Cape York Peninsular.