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Gill, Nicholas J. Associate Professor

Associate Professor of Environmental Geography

  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • School of Geography and Sustainable Communities
  • Deputy Director - Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space (ACCESS)

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a human geographer with interests in environmental management and rural cultures. My research focuses on rural areas, particularly on cultural and social aspects of land management, land use change, and environmental conflict. In my research I aim to bridge conventional natural resource management research and research on cultures of nature. I am interested in how people occupy landscapes and seek to inhabit, use, protect, and conserve those landscapes, usually simultaneously, and in ways that defy neat compartmentalisation of these activities.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Invasive species management
    Engendering cultures of eradication for early invasion curve stage invasive plants
    Hunting, "ferals", and cultures of conservation
    Practices and significance of sharing meat amongst hunters
    The status and role of alternative agriculture enterprises in the Illawarra
    Predators and poo: the role of introduced invasive species scat analysis and related programs in rural landholder knowledge and stewardship
    Topics related to regenerative agriculture - e.g. support and extension mechanisms; weed management in RA; visceral geographies of soil and land.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Food and Kitchens as gendered household sustainability practice in Pacific Island migrant household Campbell, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy Urban green infrastructure in the Global South: adapting slums to climate change in Dhaka, Bangladesh Sultana, Razia
    Doctor of Philosophy Community Resilience on the Move: Co-learning Disaster Resilience with Refugees and Migrants in the Illawarra Lakhina, Shefali
    Master of Philosophy The applications and function of Citizen Science in Growing Community Based Knowledge Woods, Adam
    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 Australian agricultural restructuring and farmers' responses: a case study of the Illawarra region, New South Wales Hu, Ren

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Geography and Natural Resource Management, University of New South Wales, Thesis Outback or at home? : environment, social change and pastoralism in Central Australia 2000
  • B.A. in Geography and Development Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, Thesis: Culture, context and conflict : a case study of bushfire management in conservation reserves on Kangaroo Island 1993

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • H-6240-2016

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am a human geographer with interests in environmental management and rural cultures. My research focuses on rural areas, particularly on cultural and social aspects of land management, land use change, and environmental conflict. In my research I aim to bridge conventional natural resource management research and research on cultures of nature. I am interested in how people occupy landscapes and seek to inhabit, use, protect, and conserve those landscapes, usually simultaneously, and in ways that defy neat compartmentalisation of these activities.

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Invasive species management
    Engendering cultures of eradication for early invasion curve stage invasive plants
    Hunting, "ferals", and cultures of conservation
    Practices and significance of sharing meat amongst hunters
    The status and role of alternative agriculture enterprises in the Illawarra
    Predators and poo: the role of introduced invasive species scat analysis and related programs in rural landholder knowledge and stewardship
    Topics related to regenerative agriculture - e.g. support and extension mechanisms; weed management in RA; visceral geographies of soil and land.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Food and Kitchens as gendered household sustainability practice in Pacific Island migrant household Campbell, Rebecca
    Doctor of Philosophy Urban green infrastructure in the Global South: adapting slums to climate change in Dhaka, Bangladesh Sultana, Razia
    Doctor of Philosophy Community Resilience on the Move: Co-learning Disaster Resilience with Refugees and Migrants in the Illawarra Lakhina, Shefali
    Master of Philosophy The applications and function of Citizen Science in Growing Community Based Knowledge Woods, Adam
    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 Australian agricultural restructuring and farmers' responses: a case study of the Illawarra region, New South Wales Hu, Ren

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in Geography and Natural Resource Management, University of New South Wales, Thesis Outback or at home? : environment, social change and pastoralism in Central Australia 2000
  • B.A. in Geography and Development Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, Thesis: Culture, context and conflict : a case study of bushfire management in conservation reserves on Kangaroo Island 1993

Web Of Science Researcher Id


  • H-6240-2016
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