A key theme in Vanessa's research is applying economic concepts and social consultation to make on-ground conservation action more effective and equitable between groups of stakeholders. Her research explores how to plan for development and conservation goals conjointly with a focus on how new market mechanisms, such as carbon offsets, may be leveraged for dual objectives such as livelihood provisioning and biodiversity conservation.
Senior lecturer, Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania
Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University
Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Queensland
Postdoctoral research fellow, Charles Darwin University
James Cook University, PhD
Washington and Lee University, Bachelor of Science, Biology
Washington and Lee University, Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics