Conservation and Research Manager, Conservation Ecology Centre
Dr Jack Pascoe joined the Conservation Ecology Centre in 2012 to manage the ever-growing Conservation and Research Program. Jack grew up at Cape Otway before leaving to study Environmental Science at Deakin University and going on to complete a PhD with the University of Western Sydney where he studied the ecology of predators in the Blue Mountains. His key fields of interest are the ecology of apex predators and fire. Immediately prior to joining the CEC, Jack worked with one of our project partners, the Southern Otway Landcare Network, primarily focusing on mitigating the impacts of pest plants and animals throughout the Otways. Jack is currently the Vice Chair of the Otway Community Conservation Network, President of the Hordern Vale Glenaire Landcare Group and Chair of the Southern Otway Landcare Network’s Projects Committee. Jack has previously advised the Minister for Environment and Climate on the management of Cape Otway’s koalas. Jack is a Yuin man, and is passionate about restoring the productive systems in Gadubanud country where CEC operations are based.
Cape Otway Ecological Burns Program
The woodlands on the private properties of Cape Otway have undergone catastrophic decline in the past six years due to intense browsing by an overabundant koala population. Changes to land management and interruption to the area’s fire regime broke the cycle of seedling recruitment and led to an intensification of the shrubby mid-storey. Working with […]