Nicola J. Mitchell


Nicola Mitchell is a conservation physiologist based at The University of Western Australia, whose research group investigates how species such as sea turtles, terrestrial-breeding frogs and tuatara could adapt to climate change. Recent publications discuss emerging options for managing threatened species, such as assisted colonization and assisted gene flow. Nicki is a current member of the Commonwealth Threatened Species Scientific Committee, which provides advice to the Australian Minister for the Environment and Energy on listing threatened species, ecological communities and threatening processes. She co-leads a national program on fauna translocations in the Threatened Species Recovery Hub and is the immediate past president of The Australian Society of Herpetologists.