Evaluation is important, so why don’t we do it more often?

This is Part 3 of a series of posts outlining the research journey of my PhD so far.  In my last post, I gave an overview of the many different approaches which can be used to evaluate environmental policies. I think it's pretty well established that evaluation is an incredibly important activity, as it's really the only … Continue reading Evaluation is important, so why don’t we do it more often?

#NACCB2014 and beyond: a month PhDing in the USA

I recently returned back from a 4-week trip to the United States, where I attended the 2014 North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Missoula, Montana from 12-17 July. Given this was my first time visiting the US and one of my case-studies is on conservation banking, I made sure I extended my trip beyond the … Continue reading #NACCB2014 and beyond: a month PhDing in the USA

Environmental offset policy and bridging the science-policy divide

The latest issue of Decision Point magazine features a brief article outlining some the "co-benefits" that have been generated through the collaboration between the Department of the Environment and researchers from the Environmental Decisions Group which resulted in EPBC Act environmental offsets assessment guide.  I've previously blogged about this collaboration here, but as mentioned in … Continue reading Environmental offset policy and bridging the science-policy divide

Reflections on the 2014 Fenner Student Retreat

One of the things I love about the Fenner School is the annual Research Student Retreat. Each year, all Fenner PhD and MPhil students are invited to attend a 2-day 'retreat', which basically involves a mixture of workshops, social activities, wine, cheese and fire pit frivolity. The School arranges all of the core retreat ingredients - overnight … Continue reading Reflections on the 2014 Fenner Student Retreat

Rapid thesis communication: we can all learn something from lawyer-guy

I had an interesting experience over at the ACT Supreme Court the other day that I thought I might share. No, I wasn't on trial - but rather was there to see my partner being admitted as a lawyer to the "honorable court" (meaning he can now officially practice law).Anyway, it wasn't somewhere I thought I'd … Continue reading Rapid thesis communication: we can all learn something from lawyer-guy