Careers in conservation and environmental management: workshop and mentoring
Are you interested in a career-path outside academic research, in conservation or environmental management?
Want to do go beyond studying the problems facing coral reefs/other environments, and try to implement solutions?
Interested in working for government, NGO, environmental consulting, or entrepreneurial or community organisations?
Or do you just want to enhance the application of your research to environmental solutions?
This workshop (November 21-23 - Townsville) will introduce you to what it is like to work in conservation management, discuss what skills are needed and how to get them, and help you prepare job applications. The workshop has been designed for research students, but students undertaking postgrad coursework may also be interested in attending.
The workshop will be run by Dr Laurence McCook, and Jon Day.
Laurence is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, Partner Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and President’s International Visiting Professorial Fellow with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Laurence has many years of experience in both coral reef research and management, including the Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Malaysia and the USA, and is currently working on coral reef conservation in China.
Jon spent 39 years as a protected area planner and manager in State and federal agencies, 28 years of which were in the Great Barrier Reef working with GBRMPA and QPWS.
As one of the GBRMPA Directors from 1998-2014, Jon was variously responsible for a wide range of matters including conservation, the RAP rezoning and World Heritage.
Today he is internationally regarded with 60 publications across these and other subjects.
JCU HDR candidates may register directly via CareerHub. Non-HDR candidates should contact Dr Liz Tynan at the Graduate Research School (Elizabeth.Tynan@jcu.edu.au) to register.