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Dr John Scott

/John K. Scott/

Honorary Fellow


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Dr John K. Scott's main research activities as an Honorary Fellow in CSIRO include the ecology, management, biological control and climate change consequences of invasive plants in Australia, principally on weeds with origins in countries around the Mediterranean basin and southern Africa.

His past research has included two extended stays in France, 1981-84, 1998-2002 and five years in South Africa - Grahamstown 1985 and Cape Town 1986-90. Dr Scott returned to CSIRO's Floreat laboratory in Western Australia in 2002. He became an Honorary Fellow in 2015.

Dr Scott has published over 200 scientific papers, has chaired or been involved in organisation of conferences in Australia and France and was for eight years an associate editor of BioControl.

Dr Scott is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia, and has supervised PhD and Honours students from Universities in Western Australia and France.

He represented CSIRO on the Australian Weeds Committee from 2003 to 2013 and is currently a member of the Gorgon Quarantine Expert Panel. In 2016 he was awarded the CAWS medal for leadership by the Council of Australasian Weed Societies.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1974

    BSc (Hons)
    University of Western Australia

  • 1981

    University of Western Australia

  • 1995

    Grad. Dip. Technology Management
    Deakin University

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