socio-economics

Dr. Rosemary Hill is the Research Team Leader, Geography, Human Ecology and Sustainability Science Group at CSIRO Cairns. Dr. Hill is a human geographer specialising in collaborative environmental governance and planning research with communities at multiple scales to foster social-ecological sustainability, with a particular focus on Indigenous systems. Her research interests lie in strategic natural resource governance and planning, specialising in biodiversity, sustainability, Indigenous and protected areas.

Program 12 will have four projects designed to assist environmental managers, industry and Indigenous and community groups to manage the Wet Tropics bioregion. This is a complex and often highly contested landscape with many competing interests.

Program 10 will have two projects designed to capture social and economic information from Great Barrier Reef industries and coastal communities. One will be the start of a long-term compilation and tracking of essential socio-economic indicators to detect spatial and temporal trends in human uses of the region and to monitor variations in economic activity. Both will be useful in forecasting trends and providing the human dimension to scenario planning by coastal managers.

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