117 Lex Creek Road Crediton Qld 4757
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
Thursday 26 May 2016
Australia once had extensive shellfish reefs across its coastlines, but they are now largely destroyed and NESP Marine Biodiversity Hub researchers from James Cook University (JCU) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) have identified what needs to be done to repair and conserve them.
Their report released today - "Shellfish reef habitats: a synopsis to underpin the repair and conservation of Australia’s environmentally, socially and economically important bays...
Australia’s Environment Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, joined University of Tasmania scientists and volunteer divers on a Reef Life Survey at Tinderbox Marine Reserve south of Hobart today.
After the dive, the Minister joined UTAS Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Rathjen, at Hobart’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies to launch the Marine Biodiversity Hub, one of six hubs funded under the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP).
The NESP is a six-...
Wednesday 10 December 2014
The Australian Government has announced the successful organisations to lead research hubs under the $142.5 million National Environmental Science Programme (NESP). The programme will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia's environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. This research will ensure decisions about managing Australia's biodiversity and environmental resources are made on the best available...