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Wolf, Isabelle D.

Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow

  • Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow - Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS) 2019 - 2025
  • Research and Analysis Officer - NSW Office of Environment and Heritage 2010 - 2018

Overview


I am a Senior Researcher and Analysist with progressive 15+ years experience in socio-ecological and environmental management research with a strong interest in urban places for nature and protected area management and monitoring.

I have worked in both academia and for NSW state government to research how conservation of natural places can be reconciled with the visitation of such places.

My research centres on investigating socio-ecological systems: How do we engage with nature? What are the benefits of such an engagement? And importantly, in which places do we engage and why? These are the questions that I address in my research using mixed methodologies including geospatial monitoring of people in places for nature.

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS), School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong.

    My current research investigates the role of diversity in the use of urban places for nature using mixed methods such as geospatial participatory (PPGIS) approaches.

    As an urban green space and protected areas specialist, I research various aspects of socio-ecological systems. As a human mobility expert, I lead research and enhance geospatial methods for people monitoring, sustainable visitor experience development and natural resource management. Trained as an ecologist, my specialities are the human dimensions of ecosystems, with work on people and animal behaviour and flora and fauna communities among other in tourism and recreations systems. I hold a PhD degree from the University of New South Wales and have published in both social and environmental science journals.

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Please contact me for research on urban greenspaces, protected areas management, environmental impacts of nature-based experiences, geospatial monitoring of people.

    I am open to a wide variety of suggestions and bring subject-matter expertise as both an Environmental Scientist and a Social Scientist, along with knowledge on geospatial analysis.

Keywords


  • Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems
    Health and Wellbeing
    Sustainable Use of Greenspace
    Urban Nature
    Protected Areas
    Landscape Ecology
    Ethnic Diversity
    Equality
    Tourism Management
    Recreation Management
    Transformational Tourism
    Visitor Monitoring

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • V-1373-2017

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS), School of Geography and Sustainable Communities, University of Wollongong.

    My current research investigates the role of diversity in the use of urban places for nature using mixed methods such as geospatial participatory (PPGIS) approaches.

    As an urban green space and protected areas specialist, I research various aspects of socio-ecological systems. As a human mobility expert, I lead research and enhance geospatial methods for people monitoring, sustainable visitor experience development and natural resource management. Trained as an ecologist, my specialities are the human dimensions of ecosystems, with work on people and animal behaviour and flora and fauna communities among other in tourism and recreations systems. I hold a PhD degree from the University of New South Wales and have published in both social and environmental science journals.

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Please contact me for research on urban greenspaces, protected areas management, environmental impacts of nature-based experiences, geospatial monitoring of people.

    I am open to a wide variety of suggestions and bring subject-matter expertise as both an Environmental Scientist and a Social Scientist, along with knowledge on geospatial analysis.

Keywords


  • Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems
    Health and Wellbeing
    Sustainable Use of Greenspace
    Urban Nature
    Protected Areas
    Landscape Ecology
    Ethnic Diversity
    Equality
    Tourism Management
    Recreation Management
    Transformational Tourism
    Visitor Monitoring

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • V-1373-2017
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