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Researcher: McDonald, J (Professor Jan McDonald)

Fields of Research

Environmental law
Climate change law
Research, science and technology policy
Environment policy
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Environmental management
Public law
Fisheries management
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Climate change processes
Conservation and biodiversity
Urban geography
Mining, energy and natural resources law
Global change biology
Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
Ocean law and governance
Climate change impacts and adaptation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the law
Criminal law
Education policy
Land use and environmental planning
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Physical oceanography
Natural resource management
Environmental politics
Urban and regional planning
Atmospheric dynamics
Law and society and socio-legal research
Other Indigenous studies
International criminal law
Health equity
Environmental epidemiology

Research Objectives

Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Justice and the law
Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems
Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
Understanding climate change
Law reform
Climate change mitigation strategies
Institutional arrangements
Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
Other law, politics and community services
Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Community services
Effects of climate change on Australia (excl. social impacts)
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Government and politics
Fisheries - wild caught
Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)
Terrestrial biodiversity
Gender aspects in education
Marine biodiversity
Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
Climate change models
Natural hazards
Global effects of climate change (excl. Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and the South Pacific) (excl. social impacts)
Public services policy advice and analysis
Management and productivity
Public health (excl. specific population health)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A practical framework for implementing and evaluating integrated management of marine activities; Ocean and Coastal Management
A Risky Climate for Decision-Making: The Liability of Development Authorities for Climate Change Impacts; Environmental and Planning Law Journal
A Short History of Climate Adaptation Law in Australia; Climate Law
Academic parenting: work-family conflict and strategies across child age, disciplines and career level; Studies in Higher Education
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
Adaptation to Climate Change: Law and Policy; Federation Press
Adapting to climate change in South East Queensland, Australia; Regional Environmental Change: Natural and Social Aspects
AFCIG Submission on Draft Policy on Great Barrier Reef Interventions
Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being; Science
Building trust among marine protected area managers and community members through scientific research: insights from the Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia; Marine Policy
Carbon dioxide removal geoengineering; Australian Law Journal
Climate Change and Emergency Management
Climate change and Settlements and Infrastructure
Climate change is causing a major redistribution of life on Earth
Climate Intervention and National Security: The Australian Context
Climate-driven species on the move are changing (almost) everything
Climate-driven species on the move are changing (almost) everything
Creating legislative frameworks for adaptation; Climate Adaptation Futures
Designing spatial adaptation planning instruments; Applied Studies in Climate Adaptation
Disaster by degrees: the implications of the IPCC 1.5 degree report for disaster law; Yearbook of International Disaster Law
Dynamic ocean management: integrating scientific and technological capacity with law, policy and management; Stanford Environmental Law Journal
Editor 'Special Edition'; University of Tasmania Law Review
Editorial; University of Tasmania Law Review
Enhancing resilience and justice in climate adaptation laws; Transnational Environmental Law
Enhancing the weather: governance of weather modification activities in Australia; Environmental and Planning Law Journal
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 Submission 60
Environmental Issues in Australia; Annual Review of Environment and Resources
Environmental Law; Oxford University Press
From science to action: principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making; Journal of Environmental Management
From Transplantation to Anticipation: Challenges for Environmental Law in a No-Analogue Future; Scholarship, Practice and Education in Comparative Law: A Festschrift in Honour of Mary Hiscock
Geoengineering the Great Barrier Reef needs strong rules
Girt by sea: antipodean lessons in coastal adaptation law; Sea Grant Law & Policy Journal
Glacier geoengineering needs lawyers too; Nature
Governance of land-based negative-emission technologies to promote biodiversity conservation: lessons from Australia; Climate Law
Governing fisheries through the critical decade: the role and utility of polycentric systems; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Governing geoengineering research for the Great Barrier Reef; Climate Policy
Governing Pacific fisheries under climate change; Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts
Hot in the city: planning for climate change impacts in urban Australia; Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a Hot World
Human Health and Climate Change
International governance of solar radiation management: does the ENMOD Convention deserve a closer look?; Carbon and Climate Law Review
International law poses problems for negative emissions research; Nature Climate Change
Legal Strategies for Adaptive Management under Climate Change; Journal of Environmental Law
Limp, Leap or Learn? Developing legal frameworks for climate change adaptation planning in Australia; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Limp, leap or learn? Developing legal frameworks for climate change adaptation planning in Australia - Summary for policy makers
Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science; Biological Reviews
Mapping the Legal Landscape of Climate Change Adaptation; Adaptation to Climate Change
Marine and coastal issues
Marine Geoengineering in Australian Law; Symposium on Marine Geoengineering
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Marine Biodiversity and Resources
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan: Marine Biodiversity - Consultation Draft for review
Negative emissions and geoengineering technologies: an emerging challenge for international and domestic legal systems; O Estado Regulador no Cenario Ambiental
Oceans and coasts in the era of Anthropogenic climate change; Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts
Offsetting cultural heritage: Lessons from the theory and practice of biodiversity offsets; Environmental and Planning Law Journal
Paying the Price of Climate Change Adaptation: compensation for climate change impacts; Adaptation to Climate Change
Place influences in framing and understanding climate change adaptation challenges; Local Environment
Policy design, spatial planning and climate change adaptation: a case study from Australia; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Politics, Process and Principle: mutual supportiveness or irreconcilable differences in the trade-environment linkage; University of New South Wales Law Journal, The
Postscript: governance for climate change, oceans and coasts in a post-COVID-19 world; Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts
Promoting resilience to climate change in Australian conservation law: the case of biodiversity offsets; University of New South Wales Law Journal
Protecting coastal wetlands in a changing climate: reinvigorating integrated coastal zone governance; Trans-jurisdictional Water Law and Governance
Provincial Strengthening and Environmental Governance in Solomon Islands; Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law
Putting the Great Barrier Reef marine cloud brightening experiment into context
Reforming Environmental Law for Responsiveness to Change; New Directions for Law in Australia: Essays in Contemporary Law Reform
Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts; Edward Elgar Publishing
Responding to ocean acidification beyond climate governance; Research Handbook on Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts
Rethinking legal objectives for climate-adaptive conservation; Ecology and Society
Rethinking the role of law in adapting to climate change; WIREs Climate Change
Risk, resilience and inequality: using law to build resilience to climate change impacts; Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law
Small fish in a big pond: lessons from the Abel Tasman controversy; Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs
Submission on the Bushfire Mitigation Measures Draft Exposure Bill 2020
Submission to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
Super Trawler Scuppered in Australian Fisheries Management Reform; Fisheries
Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Tasmania: a synthesis of climate change adaptation research; National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
Tasmania's Tarkine needs a strategic plan
Terrestrial biodiversity conservation and natural resource management
The 10-year review of the EPBC Act Interim Report findings on biodiversity offsets; Australian Environment Review
The Adaptation Imperative: Managing the Legal Risks of Climate Change Impacts; Climate Law in Australia
The Ebb and Flow of Coastal Adaptation in Australia; Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law
The future of ocean governance; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
The governance of geoengineering: an emerging challenge for international and domestic legal systems?; Journal of Law, Information and Science
The risks and benefits of a Deed of Agreement for the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishery
The role of law in climate change adaptation; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (Online)
The role of social-ecological resilience in coastal zone management: a comparative law approach to three coastal nations; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Thresholds, scale and strategy for biodiversity offsets in Australia: where to draw the line?; Environmental Law and Management
Towards a legal framework for coastal adaptation: assessing the first steps in Europe and Australia; Transnational Environmental Law
Tr(e)ading Cautiously: precaution in WTO decision-making; Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Perspectives and Prospects
Trade-Offs in Adaptation Planning: Protecting Public Interest Environmental Values; Journal of Environmental Law
Transferable lessons for climate change adaptation planning? Managing bushfire and coastal climate hazards in Australia; Environmental and Planning 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

Research Projects

Regulating Plan B: Developing Legal Frameworks for Multiscale Governance of Geoengineering; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Australian Environmental and Planning Law Library; Australian Research Council (ARC)
EAStern Tropical Pacific reef fish on the MOve: biodiversity reorganisation and societal consequences (EASMO); BiodivERsA (BiodivERsA)
Governing solar radiation management research, development and deployment; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Hosting the Asia-Pacific Workshop on International Law, Climate Change, Oceans and Coasts ; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Limp, Leap or Learn: Developing a Legal Framework for Adaptation Planning in Australia; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Negative Emissions: Survey and Outlook; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
NESP 2 CLIMATE SYSTEMS HUB CSIRO UMBRELLA AGREEMENT; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Research Enhancement Program (REP) 2017; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Rising to the Challenge-Developing Flexible Coastal Adaptation Pathways for Local Communities; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Supporting evidence-based adaptation decision-making in Tasmania - the state of adaptation research; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Bay Blueprint
Peer Prize for Women 2017, Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being
Review of knowledge uptake from the Ningaloo Research Program: how has the science informed marine conservation management?
Social Capital and the Ningaloo Research Program

Research Candidate Supervision

How Adapatable are Australia's Biodiversity Conservation Regimes, Particularly in the Context of the Projected Impacts of Climate Change on Threatened Speicies and Ecosystems
Toward an Environmental Victims Charter- A Scoio-Legal Analysis
Towards sustainable fisheries regulation in Columbia- lessons from Chile and Australia