George Olah is a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellow at the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society.

During his research career, Dr Olah has focused on tropical ecology, conservation genetics, and used cutting-edge next-generation sequencing technology to study modern and museum samples of birds for their conservation management.

His research has allowed him to advance knowledge about conservation genetics in the context of the interacting environmental and anthropogenic threats. In order to transform this generated scientific knowledge into conservation action, he believes it is essential to communicate with a broader audience via publicly accessible sources and directly with decision makers.

At the wider community level, Dr Olah is a very passionate science communicator and wildlife documentary filmmaker at Wildlife Messengers and the BBC Natural History Unit.

Fields of expertise



New data confirms swift parrot population fears

A new evaluation from The Australian National University (ANU) of the number of swift parrots left in the…


Australia’s most at-risk bird species share some common traits

Australian birds that live on islands are among the species most at risk of extinction, a first-of-its-kind study from…


Parrots pushed to extinction, despite protection policies

Habitat destruction by logging and agriculture is pushing parrot species towards extinction, while current protected areas are failing…


Swift action needed to help critically endangered parrot

There could be fewer than 300 swift parrots left in the wild, according to new research from The…

2 December 2020

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