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 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.

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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-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

Consultancy Interests

Community and Advocacy Organisation Collaborations

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