Signatories

Dr Greg Baxter Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland
Associate Professor Yvonne Buckley Associate Professor The University of Queensland
Professor Carla P. Catterall Professor Griffith University
Dr Diana Fisher ARC Future Fellow The University of Queensland
Professor David Gillieson        Adjunct Professor The University of Queensland
Professor Jean-Marc Hero Professor Griffith University
Professor Marc Hockings Professor The University of Queensland
Dr Alan House Principal Ecologist Ecosure
Professor Roger Kitching AM     Professor Griffith University
Dr Frederieke Kroon Adjunct Lecturer James Cook University
Professor William F. Laurance Distinguished Research Professor & Australian Laureate James Cook University
Dr Susan Laurance Senior Lecturer James Cook University
Dr Andrew Le Brocque Senior Lecturer University of Southern Queensland
Dr Simon Linke Senior Research Fellow Griffith University
Dr Martine Maron                     Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland
Dr Tara Martin Adjunct Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland
Professor Hamish McCallum Professor Griffith University
Professor Richard G. Pearson Emeritus Professor James Cook University
Professor Hugh P. Possingham FAA Professor The University of Queensland
Professor Bob Pressey FAA Distinguished Professor James Cook University
Dr Jonathan R. Rhodes Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland
Dr Cynthia Riginos Senior Lecturer The University of Queensland
Mr Phil Shaw Managing Director Ecosure; Avisure
Professor Steve Turton Professor James Cook University
Associate Professor Peter Valentine Adjunct Associate Professor James Cook University
Dr David Westcott Adjunct Senior Lecturer James Cook University
Dr Kerrie Wilson ARC Future Fellow The University of Queensland

Additional signatories

Mr Jon Brodie Team Leader James Cook University

2 thoughts on “Signatories

  1. Dr Baldwin, as an ex-Soil Conservation officer and 6 years as Vegetation Management Officer – I must say you are wrong. Vegetation does not protect soil – ground cover does. A well-grassed buffel paddock has less runoff than remnant vegetation.

  2. I fully support the sentiment and add another statement that should be persuasive to governments which have budgets to balance. Clearing of vegetation contributes to flooding, with consequences for costly destruction of infrastructure and sedimentation in waterways which adds costs for water purification and decreases the storage capacity of dams. Society can’t afford the impacts of vegetation clearing and people are increasingly critical of poor land and water management, and politicians who foster that for short-term political gain.

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