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Dr Jarrod Hodgson (@jarrodchodgson) is a spatial ecologist with an interest in the use of emerging technologies for environmental monitoring. Jarrod has extensive experience in the application of drones (also known as Remotely Piloted Aircraft, RPA, and Unoccupied Aerial Vehicles, UAVs) for biological monitoring in tropical, temperate and polar environments. He is a Research Fellow within the University of Adelaide’s Unoccupied Research Aircraft Facility (uraf.org) which provides services to government, not for profit and private sector clients at a local, national and international level.

As a biologist, Jarrod has experience in marine ecology, invasive species management and island ecology. He is a remote area specialist and has worked on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island through to Australia’s remote Ashmore Reef. Previously, Jarrod has been engaged by Monash University’s School of Biological Sciences, the Director of National Parks (Parks Australia) and Tasmania’s Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE).