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Mr Greg Ford
More than 25 years experience in government, community and private sectors in fields ranging from agricultural extension and ecological research to nature conservation planning and environmental consultancy. Worked on numerous projects in diverse fields, including: rangeland ecology and grazing land management; wetland ecology, inventory and classification; bioregional fauna survey and conservation planning; bat ecology and conservation; woodland bird ecology and conservation; environmental impact assessment; farm, catchment and local government nature conservation planning; and threatened species recovery planning. Extensive skills in: flora and fauna survey and inventory; ecological impact assessment and risk mitigation planning; vegetation survey and planning; conservation values assessment; ecological condition benchmarking and monitoring; biodiversity assessment and planning at property, catchment and regional scales; and rural community engagement. Specialist skills include: bat echolocation call interpretation; microbat survey, impact assessment and monitoring; management of microbat roosts in built structures.
David Salt is a science writer. He is currently doing a PhD on agri-environment investment.
Agriculture and Forestry University Nepal
After my masters degree, I worked with different national and international development and research organisation. Since last eight years I am in academics and was teaching and doing research in the areas of entomology, agroecology and non-pesticide pest management. Very recently I am doing my PhD at the University of New England. My PhD research project is on ecological role of dung beetles and their contribution on climate change.
Australian National Univ
Dr George Wilson
George Wilson is Honorary Professor at the Australian National University, Fenner School of Environment and Society. He is also the principal of Australian Wildlife Services which is a consultancy company that focuses on developing wildlife industries and tourism opportunities that support conservation, and integrating traditional knowledge and wildlife science into the management of Indigenous and Aboriginal land. He has also worked for the State and Federal Governments and British Government agencies in public policy, strategic analysis and scientific research. He has published more than 150 papers, articles, book chapters and written three books. His qualifications are Master Veterinary Science (University of Sydney) and PhD in Zoology (University of Aberdeen). He is also a commercial pilot and aircraft owner. He has conducted extensive aerial surveys of wild animals and has over 4000 hours aeronautical experience. As a veterinarian, he also has extensive experience in both practical animal welfare and policy while responsible for these matters within the Australian Government as Assistant Secretary / General Manager, Animal Resources Branch, Bureau of Rural Resources from 1988 – 1994. For several years during this time he was also Chief Veterinary Officer. He has a continuing interest is kangaroo management and population ecology, survey techniques and modelling
Australian National University
Charles Darwin University
Pippa Featherston is a PhD student with the Research Institute of Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University researching ecohydrological impacts of land use change in the Douglas-Daly River catchment (NT). Pippa returned from a year as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development in Thailand (2012), with a growing interest in sustainable land use, agriculture, development and its effects on rivers. Working as a project officer at Khon Kaen University she was part of the Sustainable Mekong Research Network. Specifically researching making economic integration work for the rural poor through contract farming practices. She also worked on the local northeast Thailand study of the Mekong Region Futures Project (CSIRO AusAid Research for Development Alliance). Pippa spent several years at CSIRO working on Indigenous values and river flows. A Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) project she spent several seasons quantifying the Indigenous resource use of tropical rivers in the Daly River and Fitzroy River (WA) catchments. During her honours degree Pippa examined the food web dynamics in the freshwater rivers of the Kimberley with emphasis on dietary ecology of turtles. She has a B. Environmental Science (Honours) from the University of Canberra.
Charles Sturt University
Prof Geoff Gurr
I work in agroecology with a particular interest in promoting ecosystem services such as biological pest control by strategic manipulation of biodiversity.
Miss Yvonne Chang
I am beginning work on a project examining the interactions between root-associated fungi and soil carbon sequestration. This is in association with a grower led group, SoilCQuest, who are interested in applying any isolates with the potential to increase soil C for agronomic purposes. I am also interested in how and, potentially, why soil microbial communities differ between cultivated land and remnant vegetation.
I am a soil biogeochemist broadly interested in the cycling of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) in terrestrial ecosystems. A particular focus of my research has been on the ecological importance of dissolved organic N (DON) in contrasting systems, and the factors that control this. Recently, I have been working to explicitly incorporate measures of microbial community composition into this work.