Professor Nick Reid

Professor and Head , Ecosystem management - School of Environmental and Rural Science

Nick Reid

Phone: +61 +61428711360

Mobile: +61428711360



I am Head of the School of Environmental and Rural Science and a Professor in Ecosystem Management. I supervise higher degree and coursework research students in a broad range of ecosystem management, natural resource, sustainable farming, protected area and biodiversity projects.

My current research interests include feral cat and wild dog ecosystem impacts and management, landscape revegetation and ecosystem restoration; sustainable farming and grazing systems and the role and management of biodiversity in production landscapes; the nature, value and assessment of ecosystem services; invasive native scrub: soil function, erosion, management and biodiversity correlates; tree–grass interactions, and fire, protected area management and the ecology and management of biotic communities.

I am particularly interested in how governments, industry, public and private organisations and society can work together to pursue sustainable development, ecosystem stewardship and resilience-based natural-resource management and planning from local to global scales.

I chaired the Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee for the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area, on behalf of the Australian, Queensland and New South Wales Governments between 2012 and 2019, and I chaired UNE's Academic Board (the University's peak academic committee) between 2012 and 2018.

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BSc (Hons) (Adel), PhD (Adel)


Teaching Areas

RSNR403/503 Sustainable Land Management

EM351/551 Ecosystem Rehabilitation

RSNR110 Sustaining our Rural Environments

Primary Research Area/s

Ecology; Biodiversity ; Environmental and natural resource management ; Social-ecological systems; Biosecurity and invasive species; Sustainable agriculture

Research Interests

Biodiversity, Landscapes and Ecosystem Stewardship

Research Supervision Experience

Thirty-seven PhD completions; three research Masters completions


One book, one monograph, ten book chapters, one conference journal special issue, one opinion piece, 116 refereed papers, 35 conference papers, 20 consultancy reports, 32 extension publications

Clinical Skills and Experience


American Association for the Advancement of Science

Australian Rangeland Society

Ecological Society of America

Ecological Society of Australia

Consultancy Interests

Community and Advocacy Organisation Collaborations

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