Researcher

Professor Richard Kingsford

My Expertise

River ecology, water use in Australia, wetland ecology, waterbirds, river policy, dam building effect

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science

ACADEMIC CAREER
1980 BSc
University of Sydney
1980 Dip. Ed. University of Sydney
1986 Ph.D. University of Sydney
1986-2004 Principal Research Scientist with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service and Department of Environment and Conservation

2005-present Professor of Environmental Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW Australia
2010-present
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Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science

ACADEMIC CAREER
1980 BSc
University of Sydney
1980 Dip. Ed. University of Sydney
1986 Ph.D. University of Sydney
1986-2004 Principal Research Scientist with the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service and Department of Environment and Conservation

2005-present Professor of Environmental Science, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UNSW Australia
2010-present
Director of the Centre for Ecosystem Science

SOCIETIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
Birds Australia
Board of Society for Conservation Biologists
Member of the Lake Eyre Basin Scientific Advisory Panel
Member of the Australian Government Environmental Water Scientific Advisory Committee
Member of NSW Government Riverbank Committee
Member of NSW Government Adaptive Management Scientific Advisory Committee for River Red Gum forests 

 AWARDS AND CITATIONS
1994 Frederick White Prize for research on arid zone wetlands
1998 National Banksia Award for National excellence in Catchment Management and Inland Waterways for research on the Macquarie Marshes.
2000 Premier's Gold Award for NSW Public Service. Joint award for the nomination of a private wetland as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.
2001 Pol Eureka Prize for Environmental Research
2002 National Trust Heritage Award - for research of the ecological degradation of the Lower Murrumbidgee wetlands
2004 National Banksia Award Environmental Leadership in the Community for work in the development of the Paroo River Agreement
2004 National Banksia Award in Bush, Land and Waterways for work in the development of the Paroo River Agreement
2007 Winner of Luc Hoffmann International Medal for Contribution to Wetland Science
2008 Winner of Eureka Prize for promoting public understanding of science

2012 Winner of the D.L. Serventy Medal for contribution to Ornithology

For more detailed information on current projects and postgraduate students (see link to Australian Wetlands and Rivers Centre)

http://www.ecosystem.unsw.edu.au/

 

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Location

Room 5111, Level 5
Biological Sciences South (E26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Contact

+61 2 9385 3442