Scott Whiting

WA
2023

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Scott Whiting is a recognised marine conservation scientist who has worked across northern Australia promoting cross-sector outcomes by developing collaborative conservation programs. In his current role as Principal Research Scientist with the Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) he coordinates sea turtle conservation across WA and leads a large environmental offset program.


Scott has worked extensively in remote communities across the NT and WA for over two decades and has worked actively with communities to establish long-term projects to benefit long-lived threatened species. Scott values collaboration and currently works with over 50 partners including universities, government, non-government, Indigenous bodies and industry. Scott works hard to establish strong scientific foundations, foster inclusion of stakeholders in discussions and decisions and establish education programs including training the next generation.


Scott has worked in government, university, non-government and private sectors and has been a member of various advisory committees including the Scientific Committee for United Nations MOU on sea turtle conservation (IOSEA) which includes 33 countries.


Scott is a strategic thinker and values good governance, strategic planning, prioritisation, cross-discipline partnerships and innovative communication to achieve common goals.


Scott holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from James Cook University and a PhD from Charles Darwin University.

Project

The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to conserve Australia's sea turtles through shared capacity across the Indian Ocean

The Dr Dorothea Sandars and Irene Lee Churchill Fellowship to conserve Australia's sea turtles through shared capacity across the Indian Ocean

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