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Dr Neville Crossman

Dr Neville Crossman: integrating biophysical and socio-economic analysis for environmental policy

Dr. Neville Crossman’s primary research areas include modelling and valuing land and water systems and the impact of land and water management and climate change on ecosystem services.

  • 29 October 2010 | Updated 16 May 2014

In this article

  1. Overview
  2. Publishing History

Overview

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Current activities

Dr Neville Crossman is a Principal Research Scientist leading and conducting large multidisciplinary research projects at the Waite Research Institute in Urrbrae, Adelaide, South Australia.

Dr Crossman's 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.

Dr Crossman's research projects include:

  • The use of multiple ecosystem service and natural capital values in integrated water resource management
  • The integration of socio-economic, ecological and hydrological data and analyses
  • Land use, land use change and trade-offs in ecosystem services
  • Threats, opportunities and hotspots for carbon sequestration and multiple ecosystem service benefits in Australia.

Dr Crossman 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.

Background

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.

Academic qualifications

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.

Achievements

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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