Our Mission
Saving Species from Extinction.

We take an evidence-based, holistic approach to conservation.

We're working to save species from extinction, including our own.

The Process

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Collect

We begin all our new programs by gathering quality data to give us insights into the problem we're working to tackle.

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Understand

Once we're satisfied with the data we have, we work to fully understand it so we can best utilise it to formulate a data-driven strategy.

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Create

This is where the fun begins. At this stage we work to create an effective data-driven strategy to achieve the desired result.

The People

These are a few of our research-focused individuals, passionate about the natural world and making an ongoing impact.

Joseph Merz
Joseph Merz
Founder
Advisor Dr Mike Joy
Dr Mike Joy
Ecology
Advisor Paul Story
Paul Story
Ecotoxicology
Advisor Dr Kris Wyckhuys
Dr Kris Wyckhuys
Entomology
Advisor Prof Simon Michaux
Prof Simon Michaux
Geology
Advisor Michael Heiler
Michael Heiler
Horticulture
Advisor Noa Rein
Noa Rein
Human Behaviour
Advisor Prof Robert Clancy
Prof Robert Clancy
Immunology
Interested in getting involved? Email volunteer@merzinstitute.org
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