Practical Action session - our presenters
dr megan evans
Megan's research falls broadly within environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular focus on how complex policy processes translate into environmental outcomes. She has worked and published on topics ranging from biodiversity offsetting, native vegetation policy, carbon markets and conservation planning, and is passionate about conducting interdisciplinary, impactful research in close consultation with colleagues working in government, non-government organisations and industry.
Prior to her appointment at UQ, Megan was a PhD candidate at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, where she investigated the challenges and complexities associated with conservation policy in Australia using an interdisciplinary, mixed methods approach. Megan's current work is part of the National Environmental Science Program - Threatened Species Recovery Hub (NESP TSR), where she is investigating cost effective and innovative biodiversity offsetting approaches for Australian threatened species.
Matt Cameron has worked in the field of natural resource management for more than 20 years, with an emphasis on threatened species conservation. Much of that time has been spent in central and western NSW, working on a range of environments on a wide variety of plants and animals. He is currently based in Albury, working for the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage.
Dr Marita Sydes
Marita Sydes has been managing revegetation projects in the central west and central tablelands for over 20 years. As the Programs Manager / Coordinator for Central Tablelands Landcare for close to 10 years Marita has developed the box gum woodland revegetation program for the group and has facilitated the establishment of a Landcare Native Plant Nursery. Marita and the team at Central Tablelands Landcare have worked directly with landholders to develop revegetation projects that are compatible with productive systems and achieve real on ground outputs.
Marita has also worked in delivering training in many aspects of box gum woodlands over the years - including local plant identification and seed collection, wildlife corridor design as well as bird watching and night time spotlighting. Marita is passionate not only about the protection and revegetation of our local box gum woodlands but sharing her desire to see these endangered woodlands protected and enhanced locally.