Professor Stephen Garnett, Professor of Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods.
See Stephen’s full research profile here.
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.