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Dr Lyn Hinds is developing novel ways of controlling vertebrate pests.

Dr Lyn Hinds: managing vertebrate pests

Dr Lyn Hinds is researching benign, novel biotechnological approaches for fertility control of vertebrate pests.

  • 5 July 2006 | Updated 14 October 2011

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History

Overview

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Current activities

Dr Hind’s current research focuses on management of vertebrate pests, including development of benign, novel biotechnological approaches for fertility control and containment; both nationally and internationally, and reproductive physiology of Australian marsupials.

She is also interested in environmental sustainability and biodiversity within complex landscapes such as the agricultural and pastoral zones in Australia and Asia.

In 2005, Dr Hinds, who is a Senior Principal Research Scientist leading the Vertebrate Pests group.

Dr Hind's research includes reproductive physiology, biology and the management of problem species, from marsupials to rodents.

Her studies include the following areas:

Dr Hind's research includes reproductive physiology, biology and the management of problem species, from marsupials to rodents.
  • development of oral delivery mechanisms for marsupials that have ruminant-like digestive systems using the tammar wallaby Macropus eugenii as the experimental model
  • ecologically-based methods for management of rodents
  • mechanisms that regulate reproduction.

Her work on the development of oral delivery systems is part of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

Background

Dr Hind’s has spent most of her research career with CSIRO, where she gained an international reputation. Her professional history includes:

  • Community Ecology Group, Tropical Landscapes Program, CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems (2001-05)
  • Adjunct Senior Fellow, Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University (2002-04)
  • Senior Principal Research Scientist and Program Leader, Vertebrate Fauna and Pests, CSIRO (1994-2001)
  • Research Program Manager, Pest Animal Control CRC (1999-2001)
  • Deputy Director (Research), CRC for Biological Control of Vertebrate Populations (1996-99)
  • Principal Research Scientist, Vertebrate Fauna and Pests Program, CSIRO (1990-94)
  • Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO (1986-90)
  • Experimental Scientist, CSIRO (1976–86).

Academic qualifications

Dr Hinds was awarded her Bachelor of Science with Honours from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia, in 1976.

In 1984, she gained her Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology from the ANU with a thesis on progesterone and prolactin in marsupial reproduction.

Achievements

Dr Hinds received the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Whitley Award (1998) for Best Multiple Authored Work for the publication Marsupial Biology: Recent Research, New Perspectives.

In 2002, she was a member of the CSIRO Rodent Research Group which received the inaugural CSIRO Partnership Excellence Award.

Dr Hinds is a member of the following scientific and advisory committees:

  • University of Canberra Animal Experimentation and Ethics Committee, 1992-
  • ACT Natural Resource Management Committee, 1999-
  • Council and Executive Member of National Science Summer School Inc, 2002- .

Dr Hinds has also developed strong connections with laboratories around the world:

  • National Wildlife Research Centre, USDA, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
  • Central Science Laboratories, York, UK
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University
  • Landcare Research New Zealand
  • Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Melbourne
  • SenesTech Inc, Arizona, USA
  • Northern Arizona University, USA.

Learn more about CSIRO's research on Pest Management.

Saunders NR, Hinds LA. (eds). 1997. Marsupial Biology: Recent Research, New Perspectives. University of New South Wales Press. 300pp.