Salit Kark is an Associate Professor of Conservation Science and Ecology and an ARC Future Fellow at The University of Queensland, Australia. She is the Project Leader of the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub initiative Saving Species on Australian Islands.
Her research focuses on understanding the patterns and processes shaping biodiversity of native and invasive species and their implications for conservation and environmental decisions in a changing world. She works on ecological gradients and conservation prioritisation across terrestrial, freshwater and marine systems. She is leading work on island conservation and cross-boundary collaboration.
Salit is also interested in enhancing the links between scientists, practitioners, managers, policy makers and other stakeholders towards better science-based conservation and environmental decisions. Her group’s research crosses multiple spatial scales, and includes a wide range of international students and collaborators.