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Researcher: Leith, PB (Dr Peat Leith)

Fields of Research

Natural Resource Management
Social and Cultural Geography
Public Policy
Environmental Management
Agronomy
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Innovation and Technology Management
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Palaeoclimatology
Land Use and Environmental Planning
Rural Sociology
Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Conservation and Biodiversity
Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Environmental Science and Management
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Environmental Sciences
Horticultural Production
Environment and Resource Economics
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Environmental Education and Extension
Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Economic Geography
Aquaculture
Carbon Sequestration Science
Environment Policy
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Natural Hazards
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Research Objectives

Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Wheat
Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
Sustainability Indicators
Primary Animal Products
Coastal and Marine Management Policy
Climate Variability (excl. Social Impacts)
Environmental Education and Awareness
Native and Residual Pastures
Cultural Understanding
Climate and Climate Change
Horticultural Crops
Vegetables
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Winter Grains and Oilseeds
Aquaculture Oysters
Land Stewardship
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Management and Productivity
Environment
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Industrial Gases
Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts)
Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Canola
Barley
Soils
Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Plant Production

Career Best Publications

A participatory assessment of NRM capacity to inform policy and practice: Cross-scale evaluation of enabling and constraining factor; Society and Natural Resources
Analysis of operating environments: a diagnostic model for linking science, society and policy for sustainability; Environmental Science and Policy

Research Publications

A means-to-an-end: a process guide for participatory spatial prioritisation in Australian natural resource management
A participatory assessment of NRM capacity to inform policy and practice: Cross-scale evaluation of enabling and constraining factor; Society and Natural Resources
Adaptation Futures, Tuscon Arizona USA
Adaptive Capacity for Climate Change: Principles for Public Sector Managers; Public Administration Today
Agronomists use of PGR - a survey; Agricultural Science
Analysis of operating environments: a diagnostic model for linking science, society and policy for sustainability; Environmental Science and Policy
Australia's farming future: Tasmania
Charting the emergence of a 'knowing system' for climate change adaptation in Australian regional natural resource management; Geoforum
Claudio Alcorso Environment Prize
Climate adaptation in the Australian edible oyster industry: A social-ecological approach; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference 2010
Climate Change Adaptation in the Australian Edible Oyster Industry: an analysis of policy and practice
Climate Perception and Land Management Decisions in Western New South Wales and Queensland. Final Report for the Land, Water and Wool Climate Variability Sub-program, Project: UTA13
Climate science, climate perception and land management decisions in western New South Wales and Queensland; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2004 Conference
Climatic Place: A Socio-cultural Geography of Climate Risk Management; Australian Rangeland Society 13th Biennial Conference
Climatic Place: placed, regional knowledges and the global climate system; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2006
Comment on Tasmanian issues paper - national drought reform measures
Conversations about Climate: seasonal variability and graziers' decisions in the eastern rangelands; University of Tasmania
Developing adaptation pathways for NRM in Southern Australia: a research-practice collaboration; 6th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability; CSIRO Publishing
Enhancing the knowledge-governance interface: coasts, climate and collaboration; Ocean & Coastal Management
Ensuring resilience of natural resources under exposure to extreme climate events; Resources
How climate change research undermines trust in everyday life: a review; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Improving science uptake in coastal zone management: principles for science engagement and their application in south-eastern Tasmania; Sustainable Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation: Global Lessons from Regional Approaches in Australia
Influences of Climate Perception on Land Management Decisions in Western New South Wales and Queensland. Technical Report for the Land, Water and Wool Climate Variability Sub-Program, Project: UTA13
Innovation system problems: causal configurations of innovation failure; Journal of Business Research
Knowing El Nino: Integrating knowledges of managing climate variability in the eastern Australian rangelands
Living happily in the valley of death
Making scientific knowledge with public currency: balancing salience, credibility and legitimacy in Australian agroclimatology; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Managing Murray-Darling Basin livestock systems in a variable and changing climate; Rangeland Journal
Managing the run country for production; People, Sheep and Nature Conservation: the Tasmanian Experience
Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Natural Resource Manager Capacity for NSW Catchments
Overcoming adolescence: Tasmania's agricultural history and future; Griffith Review
Participatory monitoring and evaluation to aid investment in natural resource manager capacity at a range of scales; Environmental Monitoring and Assessment: An International Journal Devoted to Progress in The Use of Monitoring Data in Assessing Environmental Risks to Man and The Environment
Placed knowledges and knowledge-geometries: concepts for knowledge-making in natural resource managmement; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2008
Placing science for natural resource management and climate variability: Lessons from narratives of risk, place and identity; Sociologia Ruralis
Plant growth regulator use in broad acre crops; 17th Australian Society of Agronomy Conference
Plant growth regulators in broad acre crops; GRDC Grains Research Update for Advisers
Public Engagement with Climate Adaptation: An Imperative for (and Driver of) Institutional Reform?; Engaging the Public with Climate Change: Behaviour Change and Communication
Science and social license: defining environmental sustainability of Atlantic salmon aquaculture in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia; Social Epistemology
Science and social license: who defines environmental sustainability of Atlantic salmon aquaculture in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia?; World Aquaculture Adelaide 2014
Scoping study: a situation and needs analysis relating to the current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulators
Signs and science in decision-making about climate variability: rangelands case study; Building capacity for sustainable resource management . . . moving a wheelbarrow full of frogs: APEN NRM Symposium
Some of the most important decisions made by farming businesses occur around the kitchen table
Southern slopes information portal report: climate change adaptation information for natural resource planning and implementation
Strengthening engagement and collaboration for impact in the ERS theme
Success and evolution of a boundary organization; Science, Technology and Human Values
Successful praxis at the boundaries: how do individuals foster adaptation?; Adaptation Futures Conference
Testing innovation systems theory using Qualitative Comparative Analysis; Journal of Business Research
The root cause of innovation system problems: formative measures and causal configurations; Journal of Business Research
Toward operationalizing resilience concepts in Australian marine sectors coping with climate change; Ecology and Society
Towards a diagnostic approach to climate adaptation for fisheries; Climatic Change
Translating science to benefit diverse publics: engagement pathways for linking climate risk, uncertainty, and agricultural identities; Science, Technology and Human Values
Understanding farming community concerns about adapting to a changed climate; Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change
What's the problem in adaptation pathways planning? The potential of a diagnostic problem-structuring approach; Environmental Science and Policy

Research Projects

2012: Adaptation Futures, USA; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Planning for the Southern Slopes NRM Region - Southern Slopes Cluster; Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) (DoEE)
Rising to the Challenge-Developing Flexible Coastal Adaptation Pathways for Local Communities; Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE)
Scoping Study - To provide GRDC with a situation and needs analysis relating to current and future roles of Plant Growth Regulator; Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC)
Kingborough Council: Responding to Coastal Hazards
NRM Planning for Climate Change

Research Candidate Supervision

A New Model for Innovation in Food Safety
Developing Audience-Centric Climate change Communication in a Science-Saturated Media Environment.
Ethnic minority women and decision making in water governance at upstream Sekong River, in A Luoi district, Thua Thien Hue province
Exploring Climate Change Adaptation from an Agricultural Development Perspective in Ethiopia- Theory, Policy and Practices
How Can Traditional Perspectives Held by Members of Agricultural Communities in Bangladesh Inform Global Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation