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Dr Jens Froese

Research Scientist (Team Leader)


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GPO BOX 2583


Jens is a Geographer and Landscape Ecologist, educated at the University of Freiburg, Germany and The University of Queensland, St. Lucia. He is currently a Research Scientist with CSIRO Health & Biosecurity, where he develops methods, workflows and decision support tools that are focused on enabling adaptive management of invasive species and biosecurity risks. Ultimately, Jens strives to do research with impact that is relevant to land managers and practitioners.

Jens' research approach is integrative, drawing on over 10 years of interdisciplinary and cross-institutional education and work experiences. Before joining CSIRO, he has worked for Biosecurity Queensland in various research- and policy-related capacities, completed a PhD project at The University of Queensland on modelling feral pig populations in northern Australia to aid risk-based management of infectious animal diseases, and was a Research Associate with the Quantitative Applied Spatial Ecology Group at the Queensland University of Technology.

Other Interests

Travelling and enjoying nature, rock climbing, bike riding, gardening, tennis

Current Roles

  • Team leader
    Adaptive Biosecurity Management, Managing Invasive Species and Diseases program

  • Project leader
    ABARES/CSIRO collaboration: Developing methods to infer the distribution, abundance and impact of established vertebrate pests and weeds

  • Project leader
    Feral pig modelling for disease preparedness and response in Queensland

  • Technical lead
    Developing an invasive species indicator for the NSW Biodiversity Indicator Program

Academic Qualifications

  • 2017

    Doctor of Philosophy
    The University of Queensland

  • 2011

    Certificate IV in Business
    Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, South Brisbane

  • 2006

    Master of Arts (‘Magister Artium’)
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (University of Freiburg), Germany

Professional Experiences

  • 2020-Present

    Research Scientist

  • 2018-2020

    Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2017-2017

    Research Associate
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2013-2017

    RHD Candidate
    The University of Queensland | CSIRO

  • 2008-2012

    Biosecurity Analyst, Project Officer
    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Queensland)


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