Professor David Lindenmayer currently runs 5 large-scale, long-term research programs in south-eastern Australia, primarily associated with developing ways to conserve biodiversity in reserves, national parks, wood production forests, plantations and on farm land.
His greatest achievement has been helping more than 50 students complete their post-graduate Ph.D or MSc degrees. He has written more than 1130 scientific articles (including 775 papers in peer-reviewed international journals) and 38 books on forest ecology and management, forest and woodland biodiversity, conservation in agricultural landscapes, the ecology and management of fire and conservation science and natural resource management.
He is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and the New York Academy of Science, winner of the Eureka Prize (twice), Whitely Award (six times), the Australian Natural History Medal, and the Serventy Medal for Ornithology.
David Lindenmayer was awarded a prestigious 5-year Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship in 2013, an Order of Australia in mid-2014, and in 2019 won the Whittaker Medal for International Ecology and was elected to the Ecological Society of America.