Professor Nick Reid
Professor and Head , Ecosystem management - School of Environmental and Rural Science
Phone: +61 +61428711360
I am Head of the School of Environmental and Rural Science and a Professor in Ecosystem Management. I used to teach sustainable land management, national park and wilderness management, agroforestry and farm forestry, and help with ecosystem rehabilitation, sustaining our rural environments, and ecology.
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 landscape revegetation and ecosystem restoration; the environmental impact of wild dog control in temperate wilderness and agricultural landscapes; the nature, value and assessment of ecosystem services; invasive native scrub: soil function, erosion, management and biodiversity correlates; sustainable farming and grazing systems; the role and management of biodiversity in production landscapes; tree–grass interactions; fire and protected area management; ecology and management of plant and animal communities; and environmental dispute resolution.
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 currently chair 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, and between 2013 and 2018, I chaired UNE's Academic Board, which is the University's peak academic committee.
BSc (Hons) (Adel), PhD (Adel)
RSNR110 Sustaining our Rural Environments
Primary Research Area/sEcology; Biodiversity ; Environmental and natural resource management ; Social-ecological systems; Biosecurity and invasive species; Sustainable agriculture
Research Supervision Experience
Thirty-six PhD completions, three research masters completions
One book, one monograph, ten book chapters, 115 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