Jason Schaffer

Research Scientist - Freshwater Ecology

Jason is originally from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. He completed his Bsc in Zoology in 2005 and an Honours in Environmental Science in 2006, both at James Cook University. After subsequently working as a Research assistant/worker at the ACTFR (now TropWATER) for several years since 2007, he commenced a PhD in 2011 through this same centre also at JCU. His PhD research investigates the long term movement and diving ecology/behaviour of bimodally respiring freshwater turtles in unregulated seasonal rivers in north/central Queensland. Jason’s broad research interests include the ecophysiology and biogeography of freshwater fish and turtles as well as the monitoring and management of introduced invasive freshwater species such as tilapia, climbing perch and feral pigs.

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