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Mrs Jacqui Stol

Senior Experimental Scientist


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Jacqui's current role is Senior Experimental Scientist in the Adaptive Ecosystems Management Team, as part of the Living Landscapes Research Group, CSIRO Land and Water.

Using the latest methodologies Jacqui works in a variety of roles leading, managing, researching and supporting national projects focusing on the Murray Darling Basin, using innovative approaches to land and water management issues that integrate biodiversity with production and restore ecosystem functionality in these landscapes.

Jacqui’s current research area focuses on developing targeted approaches that provide a strong theoretical basis, using on-ground experimental projects, to further develop our understanding of plant, faunal, soil and water interactions to assist in providing practical solutions to restoring degraded and agriculturally productive landscapes.

Her expertise in vegetation ecology is broad ranging from arid and semi-arid ecosystems to the temperate woodlands of Eastern Australia. Jacqui also regularly designs and undertakes specialised vegetation, bird and soil surveys. She is involved in many aspects of communication to translate and embed those science outcomes to assist decision making at all levels – from farmers, natural resource managers & policy.

Jacqui joined CSIRO in 1990 after two years of working at the Australian Museum, Sydney as a part of a small team running the museums interpretive and volunteer programs. Working in the National Rangelands Research Program until 1999 on research projects investigating semi-arid and arid zone ecological processes and biodiversity in grazing landscapes she then worked as part of a research team on social and landuse planning for western New South Wales. In 2003 the research group shifted its focus to the sheep/wheat belt and agricultural regions of the Murray Darling Basin and across the temperate regions of Southern Australia.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Environmental Stewardship Program Evaluation and Monitoring

  • Project Leader
    Tumbarumba OzFlux and SuperSite

  • Project Leader
    Ginninderra Project - conservation and ecological management

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2022

    CSIRO Project Leader - Excellence in Project Management

  • 2004-2018

    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Award for contribution to Southern Ranges Regional Advisory Committee and NPWS
    NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

  • 2016-2017

    CSIRO Excellence in Stakeholder Management, Leadership of the Ginninderra Ecological Team

  • 2011-2013

    Landcare NSW - John Betts Regional Landcare award for Services to NSW Landcare
    Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups