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Senior Research Fellow, University of Canberra

Dr Jacki Schirmer's research examines the social impacts of environmental change, focusing on how changes in management of natural resources such as forests, fisheries and agricultural land affect the health and wellbeing of the people and communities who depend on these resources. Her works ranges from exploring how addressing land degradation changes the lives of rural landholders and communities, through to examining the social consequences of social conflict over native forests in Tasmania.


  • 2005–present
    Research Fellow, The Australian National University & Cooperative Research Centre for Forestry
  • 2012–present
    Senior Research Fellow, University of Canberra
  • 2003–2005
    Social Scientist, Bureau of Rural Sciences, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry


  • 2006 
    Australian National University, PhD
  • 1999 
    Australian National University, B.Sc(Forestry)(Hons)
  • 1998 
    Australian National University, B.Ec.

Research Areas

  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Forestry Management And Environment (070504)
  • Rural Sociology (160804)