Dr Vanessa Adams, Senior Lecturer in Conservation and Planning
See Vanessa’s full research profile here.
What are your research interests as they relate to northern Australia?
My research focuses on how to plan for multiple objectives, such as economic development and species conservation, to support management decisions that improve the environment and the communities it supports. Northern Australia is the perfect place for this. Examples of research questions I have answered (in partnership with other scientists, government and a diverse range of stakeholders) are:
What do you love about working in northern Australia?
I find the landscapes of northern Australia to be very dramatic and diverse. There’s always something new and amazing to explore. It’s hard to pick just one place that’s my favourite. I have loved working in partnership with National Parks across northern Australia, such as Litchfield and Kakadu, as well as with communities such as landholders in the NT’s Daly River catchment.