About

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.

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Research
  • 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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Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) - Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub

Multi-objective planning in Northern Australia: co-benefits and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes

Indicative Funding
$592,300 over 5 years (administered by Charles Darwin University)
Summary
This research will create a toolkit to guide planning and management that supports multiple uses of land and water, while maintaining environmental and cultural values. The toolkit will provide a roadmap to assess the potential impacts of current and future development on biodiversity and ecosystems and the influence of different approaches to management. Specifically, the project will examine the links between terrestrial, freshwater, and coastal marine species and communities. In addition, the toolkit will facilitate assessment of the benefits and costs of implementing different management interventions to mitigate threats to biodiversity associated with different land and water uses.
Investigators
Bob Pressey, Mark Kennard, David Pannell, Jorge Alvarez-Romero, Jeremy VanDerWal, Vanessa Adams, Erin Graham, Michael Douglas and Rosemary Hill (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Griffith University, The University of Western Australia, Research Infrastructure, College of Science & Engineering and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)
Keywords
Northern Australia; integrated catchment planning; Kimberley region; trade-offs and co-benefits; Fitzroy River, Western Australia; Conservation Planning
Supervision

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