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Atchison, Jennifer M.

Senior Lecturer, School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research interests and expertise
    • Human-nature relations, global environmental change
    • Living with invasive life, biogeography
    • Ethnobotany, Archaeobotany

    My research focuses on the material interactions of human-nature relationships. I am primarily interested in the ways nonhumans (particularly plants, but also others) shape human lives and provoke us to think differently and live more sustainably in the world. I am motivated and inspired by relational thinking and more-than-human geographies that attempt to bridge or undo the nature culture binary, and I contribute to this disciplinary project by researching places and relationships that articulate how nonhumans might be taken seriously as equally sociable beings. I have a multidisciplinary background in environmental science and archaeobotany. More recently, I am interested in human-nature relationships occurring in the face of environmental change, and in what ways the ideas and principals of justice might be understood in this context.

    My current research examines how humans and nonhumans are adjusting to aspects of the rapid environmental change that characterise contemporary earth. I am interested in the implications of these responses in the context of invasive life and sea-level rise.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Storytelling and Ocean Conservation Croft, Freya
    Doctor of Philosophy An Examination of the Relationships that the People of Rarotonga have with Native and Non-Native Species; in order to Inform Conservation Strategy on the Island Llewellyn, Marc
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring the climatic and anthropogenic challenges to build livelihood vulnerability and resilience of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh Malak, Md Abdul

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Geography, University of Wollongong, School of Geosciences, Continuity and change: a late Holocene and post contact history of Aboriginal environmental interaction and vegetation process from the Keep river Region, Northern Territory 1996 - 2000

Teaching Overview


  • Academic Program Director Human Geography Honours

Keywords


  • Human Geography

    Land Management

    Invasive species

    Interdisciplinary research

    Human-plant relations

  • Environmental change

Full Name


  • Jennifer May Atchison

Mailing Address


  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research interests and expertise
    • Human-nature relations, global environmental change
    • Living with invasive life, biogeography
    • Ethnobotany, Archaeobotany

    My research focuses on the material interactions of human-nature relationships. I am primarily interested in the ways nonhumans (particularly plants, but also others) shape human lives and provoke us to think differently and live more sustainably in the world. I am motivated and inspired by relational thinking and more-than-human geographies that attempt to bridge or undo the nature culture binary, and I contribute to this disciplinary project by researching places and relationships that articulate how nonhumans might be taken seriously as equally sociable beings. I have a multidisciplinary background in environmental science and archaeobotany. More recently, I am interested in human-nature relationships occurring in the face of environmental change, and in what ways the ideas and principals of justice might be understood in this context.

    My current research examines how humans and nonhumans are adjusting to aspects of the rapid environmental change that characterise contemporary earth. I am interested in the implications of these responses in the context of invasive life and sea-level rise.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Storytelling and Ocean Conservation Croft, Freya
    Doctor of Philosophy An Examination of the Relationships that the People of Rarotonga have with Native and Non-Native Species; in order to Inform Conservation Strategy on the Island Llewellyn, Marc
    Doctor of Philosophy Exploring the climatic and anthropogenic challenges to build livelihood vulnerability and resilience of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh Malak, Md Abdul

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Geography, University of Wollongong, School of Geosciences, Continuity and change: a late Holocene and post contact history of Aboriginal environmental interaction and vegetation process from the Keep river Region, Northern Territory 1996 - 2000

Teaching Overview


  • Academic Program Director Human Geography Honours

Keywords


  • Human Geography

    Land Management

    Invasive species

    Interdisciplinary research

    Human-plant relations

  • Environmental change

Full Name


  • Jennifer May Atchison

Mailing Address


  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

    University of Wollongong

    Wollongong

    New South Wales

    2522

    Australia

Research Areas

Geographic Focus