Dr Bruce Taylor

Senior Research Scientist

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Dr Bruce Taylor is a human geographer who studies how environmental policies are developed and implemented, exploring how the involvement of private and public interests shape policy outcomes in the natural and built environment. Dr Taylor has worked for regional natural resource management bodies and in resource policy development in state government. He joined CSIRO in Brisbane in 2003.

During his time with CSIRO he has led research on partnerships for implementing devolved approaches to regional natural resource management in Australia; the delivery of programs to encourage adoption of sustainable farming practices to reduce diffuse water quality impacts on the Great Barrier Reef; understanding community perceptions of benefits from environmental watering in the Murray Darling Basin; and, the governance of urban and coastal adaptation to climate change. He currently leads the social, institutional and economic feasibility theme for the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program and is CSIRO's Deputy Coordinator for the Great Barrier Reef.

Academic Qualifications

  • 1996

    Bachelor of Arts, Geographical Sciences, Honours
    University of Queensland

  • 2011

    PhD, Human Geography
    School of Social Sciences, University of Queensland


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