Associate Professor, University of Tasmania

Fred Gale (BA, MA, PhD) is Associate Professor, School of Government, University of Tasmania. His research interests are national and global environmental governance and sustainability economics focussing on the political economy of forestry. Assoc Prof Gale is the author of THE TROPICAL TIMBER TRADE REGIME (Palgrave Macmillan 1998), SETTING THE STANDARD (UBC Press 2008) and GLOBAL COMMODITY GOVERNANCE (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). He has edited three books: NATURE PRODUCTION POWER (Edward Elgar 2000), CONFRONTING SUSTAINABILITY (Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Studies Press, Yale University) and PULP FRICTION IN TASMANIA (Pencil Pine Press, 2011).


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Tasmania


  • 1996 
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, PhD
  • 1987 
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, MA in International Development
  • 1980 
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, MA
  • 1976 
    Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, BA (Resp)