Dr Ro Hill is a Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Land and Water, and an Adjunct Professor in James Cook University's Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, based in Cairns. She leads research on environmental governance and multiple knowledge systems, and their impacts on biodiversity, ecosystem services, and climate change with a special focus on Indigenous knowledge. She has over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and more than 100 peer reviewed reports and conference papers, on these topics. Through applying this science and leading others, she works with communities at multiple scales to foster integration of diverse knowledge systems in sustainability. Her science helps others understand social-ecological dimensions of sustainability, particularly in remote and regional areas.

  • Strategic ecosystem governance and planning, specialising in biodiversity, climate adaptation, Indigenous and protected areas: Indigenous peoples and local communities and their farming systems, land management practices, and contributions to conservation globally; Multiple and collaborative knowledge systems and knowledge brokering; Social-ecological research methods, including collaborative research with Indigenous peoples; Participatory approaches, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research methods and sustainability science; Biocultural diversity assessment and conservation approaches; Participatory scenario planning, modelling, mapping and ecosystem service assessment.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 97+ research outputs authored by Dr Rosemary Hill from 2000 onwards.


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