Associate Professor James Watson

Acting Director CBCS

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
james.watson@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 61645

Overview

James is an Associate Professor Fellow at University of Queensland and Director of Science and Research Initiative at the Wildlife Conservation Society. For the past six years, James has directed WCS’s climate change program, leading the planning and implementation of climate adaptation and REDD+ projects throughout WCS’s landscape, seascape, and species conservation programs. He currently serves on the leadership committee for the Science for Nature and People (SNAP) Initiative, the International Panel for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Data and Knowledge Task Force, and was chair of the IUCN’s climate change specialist group. James was recently elected the global president of the Society for Conservation Biology. He is the director the Green Fire Science research group (www.greenfirescience.com) whose mission is to do applied research that is linked directly to the practice of conservation.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford.

Publications

  • Di Marco, Moreno, Chapman, Sarah, Althor, Glenn, Kearney, Stephen, Besancon, Charles, Butt, Nathalie, Maina, Joseph M. , Possingham, Hugh P. , Bieberstein, Katharina Rogalla von, Venter, Oscar and Watson, James E. M. (2017) Changing trends and persisting biases in three decades of conservation science. Global Ecology and Conservation, 10 32-42. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2017.01.008

  • Allan, James R., Venter, Oscar, Maxwell, Sean, Bertzky, Bastian, Jones, Kendall, Shi, Yichuan and Watson, James E. M. (2017) Recent increases in human pressure and forest loss threaten many Natural World Heritage Sites. Biological Conservation, 206 47-55. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.12.011

  • Maron, Martine, Mitchell, Matthew G. E., Runting, Rebecca K., Rhodes, Jonathan R., Mace, Georgina M., Keith, David A. and Watson, Jason E. M. (2017) Towards a threat assessment framework for ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, . doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.011

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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