I got a thing

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

Network of Environmental Social Scientists 2017 Forum

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

Australia’s species need an independent champion

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

Embrace complexity to improve conservation decision making

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

SEES Environment Seminar 15 September

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

Land clearing on the rise as legal ‘thinning’ proves far from clear-cut

April Reside, The University of Queensland; Anita J Cosgrove, The University of Queensland; Jennifer Lesley Silcock, The University of Queensland; Leonie Seabrook, The University of Queensland, and Megan C Evans, The University of Queensland Land clearing is accelerating across eastern Australia, despite our new research providing a clear warning of its impacts on the Great … Continue reading Land clearing on the rise as legal ‘thinning’ proves far from clear-cut