Adrian Manning

Project researcher
Australian National University

Adrian Manning is Professor in Ecology at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. His research expertise is in conservation and reintroduction biology, landscape ecology and restoration ecology, and he has published widely in these areas. He is Research Leader of the Mulligans Flat – Goorooyarroo Woodland Experiment (, which aims to understand ways of restoring box-gum grassy woodlands for biodiversity.

Professor Manning was instrumental in the development of the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary, and the Kielderhead Wildwood (UK). A key aspect of this research is the reintroduction of locally extinct species and, in particular, those that return key ecological functions. He is a Trustee of the ACT Woodland and Wetlands Trust that works in partnership with the ACT Government to manage and develop the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. Professor Manning is also an expert on the Superb Parrot, and associated hollow-bearing trees.

Image © ACT Woodlands and Wetland Trust