Editor Decision Point and Science for Saving Species (ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and Threatened Species Recovery Hub)
David is the Editor of the research magazines Decision Point (for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions) and Science for Saving Species (for the Threatened Species Recovery Hub). Both publications present research news and views on environmental decision making, biodiversity, conservation planning and monitoring. Prior to working on Decision Point, David created and produced The Helix magazine for CSIRO Education, Newton magazine for Australian Geographic, Materials Monthly for the ANU Centre for Science and Engineering of Materials and ScienceWise for the ANU College of Science. He has served as the Communications Manager for CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology and co-authored the widely acclaimed texts Resilience Thinking, Resilience Practice and Trees and Biodiversity. In recent years David has been investigating the potential for conservation outcomes on private land. Last year he co-edited a text on policy in this area titled Learning from agri-environment schemes in Australia.
Changing policy: Communicating the science of environmental decision making
A good outcome is an important aspect of an environmental decision (save a species over here, protect some valuable habitat over there), but it’s only one part of the process. A good decision for the environment is one that is transparent, efficient and effective; that comes about with real stakeholder engagement and support; that enables […]