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Researcher: McCormack, P (Ms Phillipa McCormack)

Fields of Research

Environmental law
Conservation and biodiversity
Climate change law
Administrative law
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Fire ecology
Heritage and cultural conservation
Fisheries management
Legal institutions (incl. courts and justice systems)
Environmental and resources law
Global change biology
Other Indigenous studies

Research Objectives

Law reform
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Justice and the law
Civics and citizenship
Government and politics
Climatological hazards (e.g. extreme temperatures, drought and wildfires)
Terrestrial biodiversity
Fisheries - wild caught
Other law, politics and community services
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Marine biodiversity
Understanding climate change
Community services
Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Other environmental management
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Accountability, Government Decisions and Future Generations: Lessons from the Australian Ombudsman; Giving Future Generations a Voice: Normative Frameworks, Institutions and Practice
Adaptation pathways for conservation law and policy; WIREs Climate Change
Adaptation strategies for biodiversity conservation: Has Australian law got what it takes?; Environmental and Planning Law Journal
Australia’s legal frameworks for biodiversity conservation: facilitating adaptation in a rapidly changing world
Biodiversity conservation law and climate change adaptation; Australian Law Journal
Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being; Science
Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene
Climate change, wildfires and wetland ecosystem services: governing transformation; University of Queensland Law Journal
Commercial tourism in Tasmania’s wilderness threatens the attraction it exploits; Nature Ecology & Evolution
Conservation introductions for biodiversity adaptation under climate change; Transnational Environmental Law
Coordinating domestic legislation and international agreements to conserve migratory species: a case study from Australia; Conservation Letters
Domestic cats and their impacts on biodiversity: a blind spot in the application of nature conservation law; People and Nature
Governance of land-based negative-emission technologies to promote biodiversity conservation: lessons from Australia; Climate Law
Green light for Tasmanian wilderness tourism development defied expert advice
Introduction to the special edition on human rights and environmental law; Australian Environment Review
Introduction to the Special Edition on Water; Australian Environment Review
Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science; Biological Reviews
Negotiating “one-stop shop” reforms: Commonwealth-state relations and the public interest; Australian Environment Review
Poleward bound: adapting to climate-driven species redistribution; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Promoting resilience to climate change in Australian conservation law: the case of biodiversity offsets; University of New South Wales Law Journal
Reflections on the interim observations of the bushfires Royal Commission — notable omissions and missed opportunities; Australian Environment Review
Reforming restoration law to support climate change adaptation; Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies
Rethinking legal objectives for climate-adaptive conservation; Ecology and Society
Rethinking the role of law in adapting to climate change; WIREs Climate Change
Safeguarding marine life: conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Submission on the Bushfire Mitigation Measures Draft Exposure Bill 2020
Submission to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Talking Point: Muddy ruling masks missteps
The future of ocean governance; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
The language of science: Essential ingredients for indigenous participation
The legislative challenge of facilitating climate change adaptation for biodiversity; Australian Law Journal
Warming world, changing ocean: mitigation and adaptation to support resilient marine systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
We can't save all wildlife, so conservation laws need to change
Wilderness law in the Anthropocene: pragmatism and purism; Environmental Law

Research Projects

Negative Emissions: Survey and Outlook; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Peer Prize for Women 2017, Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being

Research Candidate Supervision