Associate Professor Stuart Pearson

Honorary Associate Professor
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LOCATION

Room 334 PEMS North (Bldg 22) School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, PO Box 7916, Canberra BC ACT 2610, AUSTRALIA

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Honorary Assoc. Prof. Stuart Pearson is an active contributor to the discipline of Geography and contributes to the diverse fields of environmental management research at the University of New South Wales.  He has a range of research and communication management experiences in leading agencies and has demonstrated expertise at preparing knowledge for adoption through good design. He is committed to having an impact on natural resources through enabling management to bring appropriate science to work.  The Honorary stats means he is unpaid (and will not be taking new teaching or research supervision roles) but is generously supported by UNSW.

Stuart worked with the Communications Manager of Land & Water Australia in a team that implemented leading concepts such as Knowledge and Adoption to improve both the use of existing research and the procurement of new research.  He managed the diversity of proejcts and people in the Innovation research program of Land & Water Australia and was influential in using triple bottom line narratives and return on investment to 'learn to do better' in the field of rural resesearch and development.

Stuart is currently supervising research in arid areas, coastal and ocean management, research evaluation, water quality, dendrochronology and stick-nest rat middens. He is assisted by research higher degree students and colleagues in business, government and education.

He was a deputy director and program lead in the Sino Australian Research Centre for Coastal Management (SARCCM) and former program leader in the World Harbour Project of SIMS.  He works with visiting fellows and supervises a number of higher degree students including many in the SARCCM Research Program 2: Coastal and Marine Natural Resource Management, People, Policy, Practice.

In summary, Stuart has worked in Geography where he; frames action to get great research outputs that match needs, delivers an improved supply of communication outputs to the right audience, manages synthesis with inclusive approaches and credible publications; and provides the follow-through people expect - right to the point of impact.

Book Chapters

Austin GD, 2018, 'Strategic Military Geographies in the South China Sea', in Pearson S; Holloway J; Thackway R (ed.), Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, edn. 1, Springer, 10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8

Pearson S; Donaldson J, 2010, 'Woodlands conservation: some lessons from managing research and observing policy', in Lindenmayer D; Bennett A; Hobbs R (ed.), Temperate Woodland Conservation and Management, edn. Original, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 271 - 282

Journal articles

Chen S; Pearson S; Wang XH; Ma Y, 2017, 'Public participation in coastal development applications: A comparison between Australia and China', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 136, pp. 19 - 28, 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.11.016

Peng Z; Wenhu L; Jun S; Pearson S; Hongsheng Y, 2016, 'Natural Coast Protection and Use in China: Implications of Resource Protection “Redline” Policies', Coastal Management, vol. 44, pp. 21 - 35, 10.1080/08920753.2016.1116668

Pearson S; Windupranata W; Pranowo SW; Putri A; Ma Y; Vila-Concejo A; Fernández E; Méndez G; Banks J; Knights AM, 2016, 'Conflicts in some of the World harbours: what needs to happen next?', Maritime Studies, vol. 15, 10.1186/s40152-016-0049-x

Chen S; Pearson SG, 2015, 'Managing China's Coastal Environment: Using a legal and Regulatory Perspective', International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, vol. 6, pp. 225 - 230, 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.595

Pearson S; Lynch AJJ; Plant R; Cork S; Taffs K; Dodson J; Maynard S; Gergis J; Gell P; Thackway R, 2015, 'Increasing the understanding and use of natural archives of ecosystem services, resilience and thresholds to improve policy, science and practice', Holocene, vol. 25, pp. 366 - 378, 10.1177/0959683614558650

Liang SK; Pearson S; Wu W; Ma YJ; Qiao LL; Wang XH; Li JM; Wang XL, 2015, 'Research and integrated coastal zone management in rapidly developing estuarine harbours: A review to inform sustainment of functions in Jiaozhou Bay, China', Ocean and Coastal Management, vol. 116, pp. 470 - 477, 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.09.014

Ma Y; Lu L; Pearson SG, 2015, 'Studies on the legal issues of environmental protection of the Jiaozhou Bay', Marine Sciences, vol. 39, pp. 1 - 5, http://eng.oversea.cnki.net/kcms/detail/detail.aspx?dbCode=cjfd&QueryID=17&CurRec=1&filename=HYKX201503020&dbname=CJFDLAST2015

Mei H; Pearson S; Chen S, 2013, 'Judicial experience in environmental protection: An interview with the Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales, Australia.', China Environmental Law Review, vol. 9, pp. 87 - 101

Mills K; Gell P; Gergis J; Baker PJ; Finlayson CM; Hesse PP; Jones R; Kershaw P; Pearson S; Treble PC, 2013, 'Paleoclimate studies and natural-resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin II: Unravelling human impacts and climate variability', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 10.1080/08120099.2013.823463

Joseph V; Thornton A; Pearson S; Paull D, 2013, 'Occupational transitions in three coastal villages in Central Java, Indonesia, in the context of sea level rise: A case study', Natural Hazards, vol. 69, pp. 675 - 694, 10.1007/s11069-013-0735-6

Murray DC; Pearson SG; Fullagar R; Chase BM; Houston J; Atchison J; White NE; Bellgard MI; Clarke E; Macphail M, 2012, 'High-throughput sequencing of ancient plant and mammal DNA preserved in herbivore middens', Quaternary Science Reviews, vol. 58, pp. 135 - 145, 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.021

Pearson S; Chudleigh P; Simpson S; Schofield N, 2012, 'Learning to invest better: Using ex post investment analysis on agri-environmental research and development', Research Evaluation, vol. 21, pp. 136 - 151, 10.1093/reseval/rvs008

Wang XH; Xu X; Pearson S; Xue G; Morrison R; Liu D; Shi P, 2011, 'Integrated Coastal Zone Management Research In Australia and China', Labour and management in development, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 17, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/viewFile/2098/2487

Pearson S; Wang XH; Xue G, 2011, 'Coastal Management in China and Australia - Introduction to the Special Edition', Labour and management in development, vol. 11, pp. 1 - 2, http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/lmd/article/viewFile/2092/2490

Pearson S; Hua Q; Allen K; Bowman DMJS, 2011, 'Validating putatively cross-dated Callitris tree-ring chronologies using bomb-pulse radiocarbon analysis', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 59, pp. 7 - 17, 10.1071/BT10164

Pearson S, 1999, 'Late Holocene biological records from the middens of stick-nest rats in the central Australian arid zone', Quaternary International, vol. 59, pp. 39 - 46, 10.1016/S1040-6182(98)00070-6

Pearson S; Lawson E; Head L; McCarthy L; Dodson J, 1999, 'The spatial and temporal patterns of stick-nest rat middens in Australia', Radiocarbon, vol. 41, pp. 295 - 308, 10.1017/S0033822200057155

Pearson S; Dodson J, 1993, 'Stick-nest rat middens as sources of paleoecological data in Australian deserts', Quaternary Research, vol. 39, pp. 347 - 354, 10.1006/qres.1993.1041

Conference Papers

Putri A; Pearson SG; Windupranata W, (ed.), 2015, 'Sustaining the environments-sustaining the livelihoods: Insights from the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia', in The Proceeding of ISIC 2015 Academic Conference, 15th Indonesian Scholars International Convention, London, United Kingdom, pp. 20 - 30, presented at 15th Indonesian Scholars International Convention, London, United Kingdom, 02 - 04 October 2015

Putri A; Pearson SG, (eds.), 2014, 'Poverty And Pollution Impacts In Jakarta's Fishing Villages (Vulnerability Assessment And Scenario of Livability)', in 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Planning, Islamic University of Indonesia and Research Institute for Human Settlements, Agency of R&D Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, pp. 34 - 48, presented at 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 21 October - 22 April 2014, http://icsbe.uii.ac.id/downloads/proceeding/PROCEEDING-ICSBE-2014.pdf

Nahar K; Niven R; Pearson SG; Badek K; Riesen H; Mokhlesur Rahman A, 2013, 'Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola.', in Sorption and desorption of glyphosate on Australian soils cultivated with genetically modified canola., American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, presented at American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, 07 - 11 April 2013

Nahar K; Niven RK; Pearson S; Badek K; Riesen H; Rahman AFM, (eds.), 2013, 'Glyphosate in Waters and Soils from Genetically Modified Canola Cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia', in Glyphosate in Waters and Soils from Genetically Modified Canola Cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia, 2013 Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) Conference: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future, Mandurah, WA, Australia, presented at 2013 Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) Conference: Innovative Agricultural Technologies for a Sustainable Future, Mandurah, WA, Australia, 22 - 25 September 2013

Reports

Pearson S; Chudleigh P; Simpson S; Schofield N, 2010, Measuring return on 20 years of investment in natural resource management research & development, Land & Water Australia, Canberra, Measuring return on 20 years of investment in natural resource management research & development, http://lwa.gov.au/products/pn30369

Gell P; Gergis J; Mills K; Baker P; De Deckker P; Finlayson M; Hesse P; Jones R; Kerhsaw P; Pearson S, 2009, Palaeoclimate studies relevant to natural resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin, Murray Darling Basin Authority, Canberra, http://climatehistory.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Gell-et-al_MDBA_Palaeo_Review.pdf

Conference Posters

Pearson SG; Carr A, 2015, 'The magic of citizen science policy', in The magic of citizen science policy, Australian Citizen Science Conference 2015, Canberra, presented at Australian Citizen Science Conference 2015, Canberra, 23 - 24 July 2015, http://csna.gaiaresources.com.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Austalian-Citizen-Science-Conference-2015-Abstracts-conference-version.pdf

Theses / Dissertations

Marbun SS, 2016, Fisheries Industrialisation and Blue Economy Policies in Indonesia: Impacts on Tuna Fisheries in Cilacap and Seaweed Farmers in Nusa Penida, thesis, UNSW, UNSW Canberra

Thomas M, 2016, The securitisation of climate change in the Australian political-military sector with a comparison to the United States, thesis, UNSW Australia, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/55933

Chen S, 2015, The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management: A Comparison between Australia and China, thesis, UNSW, UNSW Canberra

Joseph V, 2012, Vulnerability to sea level rise of coastal communitities in central Java: Developing a systems approach and perspective, thesis, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/52238

Osborne RA, 2011, An environmental record from a stand of Callitris preissii from Queen Victoria Springs, Western Australia, thesis, UNSW Canberra, UNSW Canberra

Pearson S, 1998, Stick-nest rat middens as a source of paleo-environmental data in central Australia, thesis

Conference Presentations

Pearson SG; Holloway J; Thackway R; Thomas M; Gurney I; Kenshole P; McCallum A, 2016, 'Australian Geography and Strategic and Military Geography', in THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHERS CONFERENCE PROGRAM, American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, presented at American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, 29 March - 02 April 2016, http://www.aag.org/galleries/conference-files/AAG2016_Printed_Program_Full.pdf

Pearson SG; Ma Y; Liu X; Dong B; Steinberg P; Chen K; Chen H, 2016, 'Topping-up our learning from the multiple users in World Harbours and improving our contributions to developing ecological civilisations', in Topping-up our learning from the multiple users in World Harbours and improving our contributions to developing ecological civilisations, Transformation of Urban Ports and Harbours (TUPAH) Workshop 17-19 October 2016, Qingdao PRC, presented at Transformation of Urban Ports and Harbours (TUPAH) Workshop 17-19 October 2016, Qingdao PRC, 17 October - 19 November 2016

Jiang M; Pearson SG, 2015, 'Using the comparative method to bridge law and geography: Comparison of Australia’s and China’s management of scientific activities in Antarctica', in Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, 1-3 July 2015, Australian National University, Canberra, Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Canberra, presented at Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Canberra, 01 - 03 July 2015, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2015/11/iag-2015-program.pdf

Nazmul R; Pearson SG, 2015, 'Spatial and temporal mapping of water quality parameters in Jerrabomberra wetlands using a geographic information system', in Spatial and temporal mapping of water quality parameters in Jerrabomberra wetlands using a geographic information system, Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 - 03 July 2015, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2015/11/iag-2015-program.pdf

Putri A; Pearson SG, 2015, 'Integrating the biophysical spatial model with local knowledge to better understand the impacts of water pollution in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia', in Integrating the biophysical spatial model with local knowledge to better understand the impacts of water pollution in Jakarta Bay, Indonesia, Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 - 03 July 2015, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2015/11/iag-2015-program.pdf

Pearson SG; Delaney K, 2015, 'Teaching strategic geography: Using integrated approaches to the education of geography graduates and post-graduates', in Teaching strategic geography: Using integrated approaches to the education of geography graduates and post-graduates, Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Australian National University, Canberra, 01 - 03 July 2015, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2015/11/iag-2015-program.pdf

Pearson S, 2011, 'TURF Wars - Teaching Undergraduates Resilience and Futures in Universities', in TURF Wars - Teaching Undergraduates Resilience and Futures in Universities, Reslience 2011, Tempe, Arizona USA, presented at Reslience 2011, Tempe, Arizona USA, 12 - 15 March 2011

Osborne R; Pearson S, 2011, 'Callitris in the deserts of Western Australia: a tough testing ground', in Callitris in the deserts of Western Australia: a tough testing ground, Ecological Society of Australia 2011 Annual Conference, Hobart, presented at Ecological Society of Australia 2011 Annual Conference, Hobart, 21 - 25 November 2011

Joseph V; Lees BG; Pearson S; Thornton A; Paull DJ, 2011, 'Vulnerability to Sea level Rise in the Coastal Socioecological system of the Central Java region of Indonesia - a Qualitative System Dynamic Approach', in IAG Conference 2011, IAG, Wollongong, pp. 116, presented at IAG Conference 2011, Wollongong, 03 - 06 July 2011, http://www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@conf/documents/doc/uow104707.pdf

Conference Abstracts

Pearson SG; Alexander K; Brewer T, World Harbour Project: Conflict and the Future in the World’s Harbours

Pearson SG; Putri A; Windupranata W, Jakarta Bay as an opportunity for collaborative and integrative research and the need for knowledge brokering

Pearson SG; Windupranata W; Putri A; Ma Y; Vila-Concejo A; Fernández E; Méndez G; Banks J; Chen S, How conflicts are managed in the World’s Harbours; sharing what has been learnt

Ma Y; Li X; Pearson SG; Chen K; Jiao G, Legislation on marine ecological compensation in China

Joseph V; Pearson S; Thornton A, Livelihood Capitals and Occupational Systems Transitions - A case study of coastal occupational groups in Central Java province of Indonesia

Edited Books

Pearson SG; Thackway R, (eds.), 2018, Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, Advances in Military Geosciences, Springer, International, 10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8