Mr Adam Smart

Conservation Biologist
University of Melbourne

Adam is a conservation biologist who applies fieldwork, genetic techniques and quantitative methods to conservation problems. He ha­­s a background in quantitative genetics, simulation modelling and testing novel detection methods such as environmental DNA sampling. Currently he is involved in projects on optimal monitoring design, the recovery of threatened flora and fauna after the 2019–20 bushfire season, monitoring of shorebirds across Christmas and Norfolk islands, and applying targeted gene flow for invasive species management in the Pilbara. Adam is currently part of the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub at The University of Melbourne.