Phong Tan NGUYEN is a conservation practitioner with 20 years of experience in various environments including terrestrial areas, wetlands, coastal areas and islands in developing countries of Asia.

Phong completed a Master of Applied Science Program in Protected Area Management at James Cook University in 2012. In 2016, Phong completed his PhD program at James Cook University. His PhD research focused on identifying mechanisms for integrating local and scientific knowledge for managing sustainably the muddy coasts of Kien Giang, Vietnam and Brebes Regency, Indonesia.  



  • His research focuses on sustainable management of natural resources, ecological engineered solutions, protected area management planning and training, climate change adaptation and mitigation measures, and tourism development training
  • 2008 to 2011 - Technical staff, AusAID & GIZ - Integrated Conservation and Development of Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve Project (Kien Giang, Vietnam)
  • 2006 to 2008 - Project Manager, UNDP - Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Con Dao Islands Project (Con Dao, Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Vietnam)
  • 2005 to 2006 - Project Manager, CARE - Sustainable Livelihoods and Wise Use of Wetland Resources in Tram Chim National Park and Lang Sen Wetland Reserve Project (Dong Thap, Vietnam)
  • 2004 to 2005 - Project Coordinator, IUCN - Hon Mun Marine Protected Area Pilot Project (Khanh Hoa, Vietnam)
  • 2016 to 2017 - Excellence in Teaching and Research, Kien Giang University, Vietnam
  • 2013 - James Cook University Academic Medal
  • 2018 to 2019 - Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
  • 2013 to 2016 - James Cook University Postgraduate Research Scholarship
  • 2011 to 2012 - Australian Development Scholarship Program
  • 2012 - Golden Key International Honour Society

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Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 26+ research outputs authored by Dr Phong Tan Nguyen from 2015 onwards.


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  • 5+ collaborations
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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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