• Story on the previous government’s decision to scrap recovery plans. Triple J Hack. June 2022 (from 13:03). 
  • Soaring demand for trees exposes carbon credits ‘minefield’ in fight to offset Australia’s emissions. ABC News. June 2022. 
  • How to make space for species. Axios. June 2022.
  • More than 40 per cent of Earth’s land surface ‘must be conserved to maintain biodiversity’. ABC News. June 2022. 
  • Native species are in crisis, but you wouldn’t know it from the election campaign. The Age. May 2022. 
  • Australian government ‘aggravating extinction’ through land-clearing approvals, analysis finds. The Guardian. March 2022. 
  • Can you really carbon offset a power station? Sure – but it’s unimpressive. The Guardian. February 2022. 
  • Australian government ‘aggravating extinction’ through land-clearing approvals, analysis finds. The Guardian. March 2022. 


  • Country, culture and nature-based solutions key to reducing emissions. UNSW Canberra. November 2021. 
  • Parks credits bill will underpin fossil fuel expansion, biodiversity expert warns. Footprint News. November 2021. 
  • Hopes and doubts for public sector transferring skills into post-COVID world. The Mandarin. November 2021.
  • Millions of junk credits issued for Australian forests that already exist. ABC Radio National Mornings. November 2021
  • Carbon offsetting: does it actually work? The Age. November 2021.
  • Climate-contrary Nationals, strawman arguments and rewriting Australia’s Kyoto history. The Guardian. October 2021
  • Compensation revelations. ABC News. September 2021
  • Warragamba Dam’s EIS shows New South Wales government’s efforts to avoid compensation. ABC News. September 2021
  • Destroying vegetation along fences and roads could worsen our extinction crisis — yet the NSW government just allowed it. The Conversation. September 2021
  • Coal companies allowed to delay environmental offsets on NSW mines for up to 10 years. The Guardian. September 2021
  • Taking care of business: the private sector is waking up to nature’s value. The Conversation. February 2021.
  • It’s not too late to save them: 5 ways to improve the government’s plan to protect threatened wildlife. The Conversation. January 2021
  • Waleed Aly’s land clearing statement fact-checked. Canberra Times. January 2021


  • Navigating Uncertainty – S01E12 – Why Biodiversity Loss Is A Growing Risk For Business. UNSW Canberra Podcasts. Spotify Podcasts. SoundCloud. December 2020.
  • Brisbane ‘throws ratepayer money overseas’ to be carbon neutral’: Councillor. Brisbane Times. 26th November 2020.
  • Why ignoring biodiversity loss is an increasingly risky business. The Canberra Times. September 2020.
  • ‘We are relying on a pinky promise’: The problem with the Government moving its environmental powers to states. ABC News. 13th September 2020.
  • Ask an Expert: What is the EPBC Act? UNSW Ask An Expert. 4th September 2020.
  • New environment law framework could give States too much power. 2SER 107.3. 2nd September 2020
  • Environmental changes should not be rushed to become law: experts. The Wire community radio. 24th July 2020.
  • The magic of the market won’t help the environment unless government also takes responsibility. The Guardian. July 2020.
  • National cabinet just agreed to big changes to environment law. Here’s why the process shouldn’t be rushed. The Conversation. July 2020.
  • Morrison government urged to fix flawed environmental offsets leaving threatened species at risk. The Guardian. 27th June 2020.
  • Scientists fear Coalition’s push to deregulate environmental approvals will lead to extinction crisis. The Guardian. 16th June 2020.
  • Overestimating rate of biodiversity loss can have unexpected consequences. UNSW Canberra. May 2020
  • How to design offsets that help and not hinder biodiversity conservation. Oryx Blog. February 2020.



  • Help to shape policy with your science. Nature 560: 671. August 2018.
  • Four personality traits ECRs can foster to help impact policy and practice. Research to Action. August 2018.
  • Early Career Researchers: So You Want To Make A Difference? Particle. August 2018.
  • So you want to make an impact? Some practical suggestions for early-career researchers. London School of Economics Impact Blog. July 2018.
  • Land-clearing wipes out $1bn taxpayer-funded emissions gains. The Guardian. 29th May 2018.


  • Land clearing rates in Queensland on par with Brazil, new study finds. ABC News. June 2017.
  • Australia’s species need an independent champion. The Conversation, October 2017.
  • The plan to protect wildlife displaced by the Hume Highway has failed. The Conversation, May 2017.
  • Land clearing on the rise as legal ‘thinning’ proves far from clear-cut. The Conversation, June 2017.
  • Hume Highway duplication project failed to protect threatened species, ANU study finds. ABC News. May 2017.


  • Queensland farmers protest proposed changes to tree clearing laws. Interview on Radio National. August 2016.
  • Australia needs better policy to end the alarming increase in land clearing. The Conversation, August 2016. 
  • Queensland moves to control land clearing: other states need to follow. The Conversation, May 2016.

2015 and earlier

  • Assisted regeneration could make farmers money. ANU News. 17th March 2015.
  • Can we offset biodiversity losses? Brisbane Times and SBS News Australia. May 2013.
  • Can we offset biodiversity losses? The Conversation, May 2013.
  • Australia’s biodiversity under increasing threat from multiple fronts. UQ News. April 2011.
  • No refuge: When a ‘protected area’ is not really protected. The Conversation, September 2011.
  • Australia set for tidal wave of wildlife extinction: WWF. WWF-Australia. November 2008

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