Stephen Garnett
Charles Darwin University

Stephen Garnett photoProfessor Stephen Garnett, Professor of Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods.

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What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?

My interests lie mostly in the biological realm – trying to work out how different species make a living, and how that might change in the future. I am also interested in land management and how that can be improved using social science tools.

What do you love about working in northern Australia?

I love the people as much as anything – so many warm, generous, down-to-earth people, all with a story. Also, having been in the north for so long I have been able to develop an understanding of how savanna systems work so that when I learn new things about savannas, I can put it into the larger context. My favourite place is central Cape York Peninsula – home of the Golden-shouldered Parrot and some of the kindest and most generous people I know. It has been fascinating seeing that country change over the last quarter century.

My Projects

Current projectCompleted project
NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present