Researcher biography

Martine is an ARC Future Fellow and Deputy Director of the National Environmental Science Programme’s $60 million Threatened Species Recovery Hub. Her group works on the challenge of building effective policy and management for conservation, especially in contested landscapes, and their focus is real-world impact. Martine’s world-leading research on biodiversity offset policy has changed the way governments and industry respond to environmental impacts from development. She has led international policy design for the IUCN and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. Her leadership in the sector includes her Directorship and Vice-Presidency of BirdLife Australia, Governor of WWF-Australia, and policy review and committee roles for many governments and non-government organisations. Visit Martine's webpage.