John (Jack) Grant, PhD

Jack is a zoologist specializing in ornithology and wildlife ecology of tropical forests. He has taught study abroad programs for the past 21 years, including those of SIT and The Experiment in International Living, the School for Field Studies (SFS), and American Universities International. Jack graduated from University College Dublin in 1982 and completed a PhD at the Australian National University. He moved to North Queensland in 1987 and has extensive experience working there with US student groups. As president of the Tree Kangaroo and Mammal Group, he is also involved in community conservation on the Atherton Tablelands, where he lives; works part-time as a team leader in environmental restoration with Conservation Volunteers Australia; and guides short-term student field courses in North Queensland.

Education

  • PhD, Australian National University
John (Jack) Grant, PhD

SIT Study Abroad

Senior Academic Advisor and Rainforest Ecology Field Leader

AUSTRALIA: Rainforest, Reef, and Cultural Ecology

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INDONESIA: Biodiversity and Conservation in Bali and Borneo

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