JP Emery

Project Team Member
The University of Western Australia

Jon-Paul (JP) Emery is a Phd student at the University of Western Australia. His project will be looking at the Blue tailed skink (Cryptoblepharus egeriae) and Listers gecko (Lepidodactylus listeri) which are now both extinct in the wild, but have captive populations on Christmas Island and Taronga Zoo, and looking at possible options for reintroductions and or translocations.

Since finishing his undergraduate studies at UQ in 2014 in Environmental Management, JP worked as a Park Ranger with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service until January 2017.

His primary interests are in reptiles and how we can enhance reptile conservation outcomes.

Publications
The lost lizards of Christmas Island: A retrospective assessment of factors driving the collapse of a native reptile community
Conservation Science and Practice
Survival of an Extinct in the Wild skink from Christmas Island is reduced by an invasive centipede: implications for future reintroductions
Biological Invasions
Reptiles on the brink: identifying the Australian terrestrial snake and lizard species most at risk of extinction
Pacific Conservation Biology
Science for Saving Species Magazine Issue 13 Spring 2019
TSR Hub
Research Update June 2018: Conservation options for Christmas Island’s blue-tailed skinks
TSR Hub
Options beyond captivity for two critically endangered Christmas Island reptiles
TSR Hub