My broad research focus is coastal restoration ecology, especially for enhanced productivity of our catchments – rivers – estuaries – wetlands – nearshore linked ecosystems. Increased productivity for both public and private benefits cannot be achieved without the participation of those that manage our natural resources – all of us. I am passionate about exploring smarter, more profitable and sustainable land use practices at all scales, working in partnership with farmers, foresters, fishers, conservationists, managers and policy makers to achieve more productive landscapes across Australia and its near neighbours.
Internationally - I was the inaugural Australian President of the Global Water Partnership and have contributed at an international policy level to the Millennium Assessment, Convention for Sustainable Development, WMO Floodplain Management Guidelines and Global Climate Services. Current international activity is as a volunteer in Australia's near neighbours and the World Academy of Science.
Year 1973 - BSc (Metallurgical Engineering)
Year 1980 Postgraduate in natural resources and in 1993 Management
Membership of key national committees
James Cook University profile