Dr Nicola Mitchell

Project Leader
The University of Western Australia

Nicki Mitchell is a physiological ecologist focused on anticipating and mitigating the impacts of climate change on threatened species. She has worked primarily with amphibians and reptiles for the past 20 years, across landscapes as diverse as sub-alpine Tasmania, the Kimberley, and offshore islands in New Zealand.

In her current role as senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Western Australia, Nicki leads an active research group in developmental and thermal biology and environmental modeling, and the application of these disciplines to conservation programs.

Her recent research publications focus on reptiles with temperature-dependent sex determination and on emerging conservation strategies such as assisted migration.

Nicki has been a member of the Commonwealth Government’s Threatened Species Scientific Committee since 2015.