James O'Connor

Project Leader
Head of Research - Birdlife Australia

James O'Connor has been BirdLife Australia's Head of Research since the organisation's inception in 2011, and previous to that was Research Manager at Birds Australia from 2008.

He develops and manages a large and diverse portfolio of conservation and research oriented projects aimed at improving the status of Australia's threatened avifauna, and has co-edited several editions of BirdLife's State of Australia's Birds reports.

Conserving the abundance in nonthreatened species
Wiley - Conservation Biology
The conservation of abundance in non-threatened species
A decision tree for assessing the risks and benefits of publishing biodiversity data
Nature Research
Developing a Threatened Species Index
Citizen science for threatened species conservation and building community support