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Researcher: Davison, AG (Associate Professor Aidan Davison)

Research Fields

Social and Cultural Geography
Human Geography
Applied Ethics
Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning)
Landscape Ecology
Research, Science and Technology Policy
Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
Education
History and Theory of the Built Environment (excl. Architecture)
Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology
Ethical Theory
Social Theory
Urban Analysis and Development
Studies in Human Society
History and Philosophy of Engineering and Technology
Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Public Policy
Environmental Management
Economic Geography
Conservation and Biodiversity
Environment Policy
Environmental Sciences
Political Theory and Political Philosophy
Global Change Biology
Specialist Studies in Education
Education Policy
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Built Environment and Design
Wildlife and Habitat Management
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Ecological Applications
Biogeography and Phylogeography
Environment and Resource Economics
Environmental Education and Extension
Architectural Science and Technology (incl. Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Higher Education
Environmental Philosophy
History and Philosophy of Education
Natural Resource Management
Urban and Regional Planning
Social Change
Consumption and Everyday Life
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Environmental Sociology
Landscape Architecture

Research Impact

Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Environment
Environmental Ethics
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Urban and Industrial Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmental Education and Awareness
Cultural Understanding
Land and Water Management of environments
Bioethics
Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Comparative Structure and Development of Community Services
Urban Planning
Pedagogy
Law Enforcement
Education and Training
Understanding Australia's Past
Civics and Citizenship
Climate and Climate Change
Organised Sports
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Urban and Industrial Environments
Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Atmosphere and Weather
Technological Ethics
Urban Land Evaluation
Construction
Consumption Patterns, Population Issues and the Environment
Regional Planning
Conserving Natural Heritage
Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Social Ethics
Trade and Environment
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Workplace and Organisational Ethics
Learner and Learning Achievement
Communication
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Sustainability Indicators
Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection
Legal Processes
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Environmental Management Systems
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Land Stewardship
Education and Training Systems
Environmental and Natural Resource Evaluation
Urban Land Policy

Career Best Publications

Beyond the mirrored horizon: modern ontology and amodern possibilities in the Anthropocene; Geographical Research
Contesting sustainability in theory-practice: In praise of ambivalence; Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
How climate change research undermines trust in everyday life: a review; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Making Sustainability Up: Design Beyond Possibility; The Handbook of Design for Sustainability
Problematic Publics: A Critical Review of Surveys of Public Attitudes to Biotechnology; Science, Technology, & Human Values
Rapt in technology; Design Philosophy Papers
Re-inventing the urban forest: The rise of Arboriculture in Australia; Urban Policy and Research
Resident attitudes towards trees influence the planting and removal of different types of trees in eastern Australian cities; Landscape and Urban Planning: An International Journal on Landscape Design, Conservation and Reclamation, Planning and Urban Ecology
Roots, rupture and remembrance: The Tasmanian Lives of the Monterey Pine; Journal of Material Culture
Sinners, scapegoats or fashion victims? Understanding the deaths of trees in the green city; Geoforum
Stuck in a Cul-de-Sac? Suburban History and Urban Sustainability in Australia; Urban Policy and Research
Technology and the Contested Meanings of Sustainability; State University of New York Press
The trouble with nature: Ambivalence in the lives of urban Australian environmentalists; Geoforum
Turbulent times for urban nature: conserving and re-inventing nature in Australian cities; Australian Zoologist

Research Publications

'The Trouble with Nature': the new ecology of words in Australian environmentalism; IGU 2006 Brisbane Conference and Joint Meeting of the Institute of Australian Geographers and the New Zealand Geographical Society: Regional Responses to Global Changes: A View from the Antipodes
'What Do You Think about Genetic Medicine?' Facilitating Sociable Public Discourse on Developments in the New Genetics; Science, Technology, & Human Values
(Un)bounding housing and home: economy, politics, environment; Institute of the Australian Geographers/New Zealand Geographical Society Conference 2014
A climate of interdisciplinarity: A teaching collaboration for enhancing interdisciplinary student learning about climate change; HERDSA 33
A Domestic Twist on the Eco-efficiency Turn: Environmentalism, Technology, Home; Material Geographies of Household Sustainability
A precautionary tale: Y2K and the politics of foresight; Futures: the Journal of Forecasting, Planning and Policy
Afterword: Impure thoughts on messy cities; Urban Pollution: Cultural Meanings, Social Practices
Aidan Davison; In: Sustainability Ethics: 5 Questions
An antipodean test of spatial contagion in front garden character; Landscape and Urban Planning: An International Journal on Landscape Design, Conservation and Reclamation, Planning and Urban Ecology
An important contribution to the dialogue between theory and practice: A review of Peter Hay's 'Main Currents in Western Environmental Thought'; Ecopolitics: Thought + Action
Animals, the City and the Limits of Environmentalism in Australia; Animals and Society Conference
Apocalypse Then
Australian Suburban Imaginaries of Nature: Towards a prospective history; Australian Humanities Review
Barriers to Renovation for Housing Sustainability in Tasmania; World SB08 Melbourne
Beyond the mirrored horizon: modern ontology and amodern possibilities in the Anthropocene; Geographical Research
Book Review. Car Wars: How the Car Won Our hearts and Conquered Our Cities by Graeme Davison and Sheryl Yelland; Urban Policy and Research
Book Review. City of Flows: Modernity, Nature, and the City, by M Kaika
Book Review. Fluid City: Transforming Melbourne's Waterfront by Kim Dovey, with Leonie Sandercock, Quentin Stevens, Ian Woodcock & Stephen Wood; Urban Policy and Research
Book Review. Green Alternatives to Globalisation: a Manifesto, by Michael Woodin and Caroline Lucas; Geographical Research
Book Review. Reinhabiting Reality: Towards a Recovery of Culture, by Freya Mathews; Organization & Environment
Book Review. Sprawl: a Compact History, by R Bregmann
Book review: Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects
Book review: Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction, by T van Dooren
Book Symposium on The Agrarian Vision: Sustainability and Environmental Ethics by Paul B. Thompson; Philosophy and Technology
Can green infrastructure cultivate climate justice? Insights from suburban Australia; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2016
Can teacher collaboration overcome interdisciplinary barriers in a university structured around traditional disciplines? A case study using climate change; Teaching in Higher Education
Cardiac Ca2+ Channels and Sarcolemma Redox; Plasma Membrane Oxidoreductases in Control of Animal and Plant Growth
Caring for thoroughbreds an overview of a human-animal relations research project; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2013
Characteristics of Australian thoroughbred jumps racing in 2012 and 2013; 10th International Equitation Science Conference 2014
Citizens, Clients and Public Servants: capacity building for citizen engagement in the WA public sector; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2004 Conference
Coffee: The Aroma of Freshly Brewed Globalisation; Ambivalence and Hope: Social Theory and Policy-Making in a Globalising, Postmodern Australia
Communities of Practice (CoP) as a model for integrating sustainability into higher education; Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability Conference 2014
Contesting sustainability in theory-practice: In praise of ambivalence; Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies
Could urban greening mitigate suburban thermal inequity?: the role of residents dispositions and household practices; Environmental Research Letters
Demonstrating Distributed Leadership Through Cross-Disciplinary Peer Networks: Responding to Climate Change Complexity; Final Report to the Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Destiny and autonomy in the Anthropocene; The New Catastrophism and Social Futures Workshop
Dissolving the boundaries of the city: Eco-imagination and the ecology of compassionate democracy; Lifelong Learning and the Democratic Imagination: Revisioning justice, freedom and community
Distributed leadership: building capacity for interdisciplinary climate change teaching at four universities; International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education
Education for Sustainability across the curriculum: engaging the disciplines at UTAS; Higher Education Research and Development Society Conference
Effect of Phorbol Esters on the Distribution and Total Activity of Protein Kinase C in the Perfused Rat Heart; International Journal of Biochemistry
Establishing a Community of Practice and Embedding Education for Sustainability at the University of Tasmania; The International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social, and Cultural Context
Establishing a community of practice and embedding education for sustainability at the University of Tasmania; 9th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability
Ethos at the bottom of the garden. Book review. Australia's Quarter Acre: The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden, by Peter Timms
Everyone thinks they're a climate change expert: a pedagogical challenge for tertiary teaching and learning; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2008
Evidence for phosphatidylinositol hydrolysis in pancreatic-islets stimulated with carbamoylcholine - kinetic-analysis of inositol polyphosphate metabolism; Biochemical Journal
Exploring human-horse relationships in Australian thoroughbred jumps racing; Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research
Four impediments to embedding education for sustainability in higher education; Australian Journal of Environmental Education
Future of thoroughbred jump racing in Australia uncertain
Genetic medicine: an experiment in community-expert interaction; Journal of Medical Ethics
Governance and citizenship at home - A commentary; Material Geographies of Household Sustainability
Green infrastructure for climate change adaptation: insights from Gold Coast City; American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting 2016
Horse-human relationships in Australian thoroughbred jumps racing: a social scientific study of human experiences of horses; 12th International International Equitation Science Conference 2016
Housing and Home Unbound: Intersections in Economics, Environment and Politics in Australia; Routledge
How climate change research undermines trust in everyday life: a review; Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
How tree professionals perceive trees and conflicts about trees in Australia's urban forests; Landscape and Urban Planning
Illegitimate Natures: Suburban Dreams and the Imagining of Nature In Australia; Imaging Nature: Media, Environment and Tourism
Illegitimate Natures: Suburbs, the ecological impulse and images of purity; Imaging Nature: Environment, Media and Tourism. An Interdisciplinary Conference.
Jump horse safety: reconciling public debate and Australian thoroughbred jump racing data, 2012-2014; Animals
Learning Lifeworlds: Preamble to a discussion on the mythic production of nature in Australian academia; Mythopoetic Pedagogy Project Colloquium
Living between nature and technology: The suburban constitution of environmentalism in Australia; Technonatures: Environments, Technologies, Spaces, and Places in the Twenty-first Century
Making Sustainability Up: Design Beyond Possibility; The Handbook of Design for Sustainability
Mapping Matters Part 1
Mapping Matters Part 3
Me, Them, Us: Inflaming the Democratic Imagination. Presentation to Visions and Values in a Democratic Society Celebrating Democracy Week 2002 Forum in Western Australia
Myth in the Practice of Reason: The Production of Education and Productive Confusion; Pedagogies of the Imagination: Mythopoetic Curriculum in Educational Practice
Nature Strips
Nature Strips
New Environmental Movements, Community Gardens and the Not-for-profit Business: Sustaining Settlements Inc., an Obituary; Community Voices: Creating Sustainable Spaces
On the home front: domestic autonomy and the politics of urban sustainability in Australia; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2013
Personal encounters with trees: the lived significance of the private urban forest; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Planners must consider the 'human element'
Pragmatic factors outweigh ecosystem service goals in street tree selection and planting in South-East Queensland cities; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
Problematic Publics: A Critical Review of Surveys of Public Attitudes to Biotechnology; Science, Technology, & Human Values
Public attitudes to gene technology: the case of the MacGregor's tomato; Public Understanding of Science
Rapt in technology; Design Philosophy Papers
Rapt in Technology; Design Philosophy Papers Collection One
Re-inventing the urban forest: The rise of Arboriculture in Australia; Urban Policy and Research
Re-placing Home: What's real in the Great Australian Dream?; Sense of Place 5 Tasmanian Colloquium
Recovering human ground on the new earth
Regulation by Membrane Potential of Phosphatidylinositol Hydrolysis in Pancreatic Islets; Journal of Biological Chemistry
Reinhabiting technology: ends in means and the practice of place; Technology in Society
Resident attitudes towards trees influence the planting and removal of different types of trees in eastern Australian cities; Landscape and Urban Planning: An International Journal on Landscape Design, Conservation and Reclamation, Planning and Urban Ecology
Response; Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Rethinking the art and craft of green politics: rehabilitating the culture of rhetoric for a more inclusive and inspiring form of ecopolitical practice; Ecopolitics: Thought + Action
Risk and the arborist in the remaking of the Australian urban forest; Geographical Research
Roots, rupture and remembrance: The Tasmanian Lives of the Monterey Pine; Journal of Material Culture
Ruling the future? Heretical Reflections on Technology and Other Secular Religions of Sustainability; Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology
Saving nature from people, saving people in nature: Ambivalence in the lives of urban Australian environmentalists; School of Geography and Environmental Studies Conference 2007
Science, experience and ambivalence in Australian environmentalist ideas of Nature; Performing Nature at World' Ends Workshop 1
Secure in the Privacy of Your Own Nature: Political Ontology, Urban Nature and Home Ownership in Australia; Housing and Home Unbound: Intersections in Economics, Environment and Politics in Australia
Self and world in lay interpretations of climate change; International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management
Sinners, scapegoats or fashion victims? Understanding the deaths of trees in the green city; Geoforum
SOAC Track Report: Environmental City; State of Australian Cities National Conference 2007
Steeplechases still riskier for horses than hurdle races, study finds
Street lights at the end of the universe? (navigating sub-urban space); Design Philosophy Papers
Stuck in a Cul-de-Sac? Suburban History and Urban Sustainability in Australia; Urban Policy and Research
Sustainability: The ability to sustain 'the good'. Submission to the State Sustainability Strategy
Sustainable Technology: Beyond Fix and Fixation; Controversies in Environmental Sociology
Sustaining the momentum: Self, discipline, academy; Joint New Zealand Geographical Society & Institute of Australian Geographers Conference
Sustaining urban technonatures: A meta-methodological reflection; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2008
Technology
Technology and the Contested Meanings of Sustainability; State University of New York Press
Temporal and spatial variation in garden and street trees in six eastern Australian cities; Landscape and Urban Planning
That's bloody stupid! Q methodology and controversial geographical research; Institute of Australian Geographers Conference 2015
The Consensus Conference as a Mechanism for Community Responsive Technology Policy; Melbourne Studies in Education
The Earth Summit and the Ethics of Sustainable Development; Current Affairs Bulletin
The ecology of isolation: Suburban desire and environmental politics in Australia; Isolation: Disconnection, solitude and seclusion in a connected world
The green in between
The interdisciplinary edge: Transforming academic practice and enhancing student learning via interdisciplinary curricula; 34th HERDSA Annual International Conference
The Language of Longing: Rationality, Morality, and Experience in Education for Sustainability; Rethinking Work and Learning: Adult and Vocational Education for Social Sustainability
The Luxury of Nature: the Environmental Consequences of Super-Rich Lives; Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich
The many worlds of jump racing: thoroughbreds, conflicting values and media discourse; Institute of the Australian Geographers/New Zealand Geographical Society Conference 2014
The messy middle: nature strips
The nature of environmentalism. A review of 'Patriots: Defending Australia's Natural Heritage, 1946-2004', by William Lines
The Outside Within: The Shifting Ontological Practice of the Environment in Australia; Nature, Temporality and Environmental Management: Scandinavian and Australian Perspectives on Peoples and Landscapes
The Politics of Housing/Home; Housing and Home Unbound: Intersections in Economics, Environment and Politics in Australia
The trouble with nature: Ambivalence in the lives of urban Australian environmentalists; Geoforum
The virtue of agricultural landscapes; Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Forum
The way it was: Coastcare groups and the nature of nature in Australian cities; Coast to Coast 2006 - Australia's National Coastal Conference
Turbulent times for urban nature: conserving and re-inventing nature in Australian cities; Australian Zoologist
Unity in Biodiversity: Reinventing nation and nature in Australia; Social Alternatives
Urban Nature and Australian Environmentalism; School of Geography and Environmental Studies 2005 Conference
Urban Nature and Australian Environmentalism: The urban experience of members of environmental groups in Hobart; State of Australian Cities Conference
Urban Nature and Australian Environmentalism: The urban experience of members of environmental groups in Hobart and Perth; State of Australian Cities Conference II
Using communities of practice to enhance interdisciplinary teaching: lessons from four Australian institutions; Higher Education Research and Development
Using size class distributions of species to deduce the dynamics of the private urban forest; Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
Valuing third sector sustainability organisations - qualitative contributions to systemic social transformation; Local Environment
Whatever happened to the appropriate technology movement in Australia? A preliminary inquiry into the convergence of environmentalism, technology and home; School of Geography & Environmental Studies Conference, 2010
Who Cares For (What) Urban Nature? Australian cities, their environmental social movements and the problem of new natures; The 37th World Congress of the International Institute of Sociology: Frontiers of Sociology
Wild intimacies: Urban wildlife and the contradictions of nature conservation; Animals and Society II: Considering Animals

Research Projects

Australia's Changing Urban Tree Estate: A Socio-ecological Study of Patterns, Causes and Consequences; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Caring for thoroughbreds: Addressing social, economic and welfare issues in international horse racing; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Encounters with Urban Nature in Australia: An Investigation into Environmental Values, Anti-urbanism, Multiculturalism, and the Transition to Urban Sustainability; Australian Research Council (ARC)
NZ Geographical society/Institute australian Geographers Conference 2010; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Their 'Natural State': Sources of Variation in Tasmanian Attitudes and Experience of Nature; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Valuing third sector sustainability organisations; University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)

Research Candidate Supervision

All give and no take? Social Change, Suburban Life and the Possibilities of Sharing in Australia
An Appreciation of both Quality and Quantity- Towards an Integrative and Holistic Sustainability Approach within the Australian Tertiary Education Sector
Biodiversity Versus Nature- Values in Conflict
Caring for thoroughbreds- exploring the social contexts of animal welfare issues in horse racing
Climate Change and Environmental Citizenship- Transition to a Post-Consumerist Future?
Communities' Responses to Post-Disaster Housing Projects in Aceh, Indonesia
Community partnerships for sustainable forest management- A case study of the Model Forest Approach in Asia.
Democracy- Sickness and Cure. Why Liberal Democracies Often Under-provide Public Goods and How Public Deliberation May Correct This
Developing Audience-Centric Climate change Communication in a Science-Saturated Media Environment.
Dwelling Adaptation for Sustainability- Improving Interventions for Energy Efficiency, Comfort and Equity in Tasmania
Ethnic minority women and decision making in water governance at upstream Sekong River, in A Luoi district, Thua Thien Hue province
Experiencing Sustainable Architecture- investigating a university's internal initiative for sustainability
From Rhetoric to Practice- Integrating Sustainability with Tasmania's Essential Learnings Framework
Gardens and Stewardship
Healing our Connection to Country - Listening beyond environmental management
Integral ecology- body, mind and spirit in nature and the future of self and culture in the natural world.
managing nature-based recreation in Wellington Park, Tasmania, Australia
Mobilities of Self and Place- Politics of Wellbeing in an Age of Migration
Perceptions of Sustainability in Tasmania- Implications for Education and Tasmania's Future
Place Matters- Finding Deep Ecology within Towns and Cities
Steam Trawling on the South-East Continental Shelf of Australia- An Environmental History of Fishing, Management and Science in NSW, 1865-1961
The Political Constitution of Islandness- The 'Tasmanian Problem' and Ten Days on the Island
Thermal Mass and Thermoregulation- A Study of Thermal Comfort in Temperate Climate Residential Buildings
Transitioning Cycling into the Mainstream of Australian Urban Transport. Urban Transport.
Understanding Interdependent Socio-ecological Relationships through an Autoethnography of Mothering
Uprooting Melbourne- A Story of a City as Revealed by Trees