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Alexander holds a Masters degree in Biological Sciences from Germany and a PhD from Australia, which related to wildlife ecology and conservation. Postdoctoral research focused on environmental flows and employment as senior environmental scientist in the commercial sector of environmental and resource management followed. His main interests combine natural resource management, wildlife management and ecological sustainable development. His work integrates biophysical and socio-economic data to inform sustainable natural resource management in Australia. He was the Northern Inland Catchments lead in the multi-agency Bioregional Assessment Program ( Alexander is working in the Geological Bioregional Assessment Program ( and undertakes research to improve the resilience of communities and regions to drought, and climate change induced challenges.


Current Roles

  • Climate resilience research
    Identify options for adaptations to drought, natural disasters and climate change.

  • Northern Inland Catchments Project Lead
    Bioregional Assessment Programme

  • Ecological discipline leader
    Bioregional Assessment Programme

  • Agricultural biomass task leader
    Sustainable Biomass Production (ETF)

  • Spatial analysis and integration task leader
    Opportunities for and challenges of climate adaptation and resource efficiency in coastal Australia

Achievements and Awards

  • 2014-2014

    Australian River Prize for Lake Eyre Basin Partnership
    International River Foundation

  • 2018-2018

    Chairman's Medal:'sMedal-2018

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2012-2014

    Technical Working Group Biomass - key issues for feedstocks in bioenergy (NSW DPI)

  • 2013-2014

    Technical advisory group ecology research - Office of Water Science, DEO

  • 2013-2014

    Technical reference committee - Lake Eyre Basin Springs Assessment (QLD DSITIA)

  • 2018-2021

    Southern Ranges Regional Advisory Council, NSW DPI