** Update 22-6-18: We have 5 places available in the course - contact me at email@example.com to book in (conference attendees only) At the upcoming Society for Conservation Biology - Oceania conference in Wellington (3rd-5th July 2018), I'm very excited to be running a short course that will provide conservation scientists an introduction to public policy … Continue reading Understanding and engaging with conservation policy at #SCBO2018
I'm very surprised, humbled and obviously rather awkward about the fact I was recently awarded the University of Queensland Faculty of Science 2018 Rising Star – Academic award. The award recognises "individuals who demonstrate excellence and future potential in research (science or teaching & learning), teaching, academic or professional service, or driving positive workplace culture." I was … Continue reading I got a thing
Thesis is printed and uploaded to the library (but not allowed to call myself Dr until graduation in December). Is this really real?
This year I had the pleasure of co-organising the 2017 Network of Environmental Social Scientists Forum. The aim of the event was to showcase a range of experiences and insights on how to influence public policy in the current political climate. Kelly, Ange and I were thrilled to secure ten fantastic speakers working across the science-policy-practice interface … Continue reading Network of Environmental Social Scientists 2017 Forum
Euan Ritchie, Deakin University; Dale Nimmo, Charles Sturt University; Don Driscoll, Deakin University; Geoffrey Heard, Charles Sturt University; James Watson, The University of Queensland; Megan C Evans, The University of Queensland, and Tim Doherty, Deakin University Furore erupted last week among many Australians who care for our native species. First we heard that land clearing … Continue reading Australia’s species need an independent champion
I've recently published an article with my colleagues Federico Davila, Anne Toomey and Carina Wyborn in Nature Ecology & Evolution, which you can read for free with this link: http://rdcu.be/wnPv Here we respond to a recent piece by Bill Sutherland and Claire Wordley, which suggested that “evidence complacency” is leading to poor conservation outcomes. We … Continue reading Embrace complexity to improve conservation decision making
Next week I'm delivering the UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Environment Seminar: https://sees.uq.edu.au/event/session/5940 Opportunities and risks in the implementation of biodiversity offset policy in Australia 15 September 2017 2:00pm–3:00pm Biodiversity offset policies have been embraced worldwide as a mechanism for reconciling economic development and environmental protection. Despite its rapid uptake by governments and … Continue reading SEES Environment Seminar 15 September
Last week I submitted by PhD thesis. It's been a long, and frequently difficult road, but I made it in the end. Sincere thanks to each of my supervisors: Karen Hussey, Stephen Dovers, Stuart Whitten, Grace Chiu, and Andrew Macintosh. There are many, many others who have supported me over the last 4.5 years - … Continue reading PhinisheD