Dr Neville Crossman: integrating biophysical and socio-economic analysis for environmental policy
Dr Neville Crossman is a spatial and socio-economic integration analyst working on the complex problems of invasive species, water, biodiversity, carbon and natural resource management under a changing climate.
29 October 2010 | Updated 4 March 2014
Dr Neville Crossman is a Senior Research Scientist leading and conducting multidisciplinary research at the Waite Research Institute in Urrbrae, Adelaide, South Australia.
His work aims to integrate biophysical and socio-economic data and models in a spatial analysis environment to better inform Natural Resource Management (NRM) policy and planning, given the complexity of climate change.
Dr Crossman's research projects include:
integrating pattern and process for predicting spatial distribution of exotic and native plants under climate change
- reconfiguration of irrigation landscapes for multiple environmental and economic benefits
- threats, opportunities and hotspots for carbon sequestration in South Australia
- optimal landscape design and trade-offs for NRM policy and planning.
Dr Crossman joined CSIRO in 2005 as a Research Scientist.
Between 2003 and 2005 he was employed in a post-doctoral research position at the University of Adelaide, where he investigated systematic approaches to landscape restoration and marine conservation planning.
From 2000 to 2003 he lectured, tutored and researched across the diverse topics of water resource management, invasive species ecology, human populations and demography, biodiversity conservation and sustainability at Flinders University.
Dr Crossman has been awarded a:
- Bachelor of Arts (Geography Major), Flinders University, 1998
- Bachelor of Environmental Management (First Class Honours), Flinders University, 1999
- Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University, 2004.
Dr Crossman's achievements have been recognised through appointments to various committees:
- Organising Committee, 7th Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference, Costa Rica, September 2014
- Scientific Committee, Global Land Project Open Science Meeting, Berlin, Germany, March 2014
- Organising Committee, 6th Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference, Bali, Indonesia, August 2013
- Treasurer, Ecosystem Services Partnership (2012 – present)
- Organising Committee, 5th Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference, Portland Oregon, USA, July 2012
- Scientific Steering Committee, IHDP-IGBP Global Land Project (2011 – present)
- Associate Editor, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management (2010 – present).
He has been invited to:
- Panel catalyser, joint Australia, USA Groundwater Management, Law and Policy program, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, April 2013
- Invited plenary speaker, 5th Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference, Portland Oregon, USA, July 2012.
He has been presented with the following awards and prizes:
- CSIRO Land and Water Strategic Excellence Awards – Environment, 2008
- South Australian Spatial Excellence Awards (Environmental Sustainability), 2008
- John Lewis Silver Medal for Most Outstanding Postgraduate Research in Geography in South Australia, 2004.
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