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
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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

Pearson S; Thackway R, 2018, 'Sustainably Managing the Defence Estate: Selected Case Studies', in Pearson S; Holloway J; Thackway R (ed.), , SPRINGER, pp. 217 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8_15

Pearson S, 2018, 'Australian contributions to the history of military geography', in Pearson S; Holloway J; Thackway R (ed.), , Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 13 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8_2

Pearson S; Holloway JL; Thackway R, 2018, 'Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography Introduction', in Pearson S; Holloway JL; Thackway R (ed.), AUSTRALIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO STRATEGIC AND MILITARY GEOGRAPHY, SPRINGER, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8_1

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

Hope G; Mooney S; Allen K; Baker P; Keaney B; Kemp J; Martin L; Pearson S; Stevenson J; Zheng X, 2019, 'Science Through Time: Understanding the Archive at Rennix Gap Bog, a Sub-alpine Peatland in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia', Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, vol. 141, pp. 25 - 47, https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/LIN/article/view/13433

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.11.016

Pearson S; Windupranata W; Pranowo SW; Putri A; Ma Y; Vila-Concejo A; Fernández E; Méndez G; Banks J; Knights AM; Firth LB; Breen BB; Jarvis R; Aguirre JD; Chen S; Smith ANH; Steinberg P; Chatzinikolaou E; Arvanitidis C, 2016, 'Conflicts in some of the World harbours: what needs to happen next?', Maritime Studies, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40152-016-0049-x

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2016.1116668

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, http://dx.doi.org/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

Pearson S; Lynch AJJ; Plant R; Cork S; Taffs K; Dodson J; Maynard S; Gergis J; Gell P; Thackway R; Sealie L; Donaldson J, 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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683614558650

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.595

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

Gergis K; Gell P; Gergis JL; Baker P; Finlayson M; Hesse P; Jones R; Kerhsaw P; Pearson S; Treble P; Barr C; Brookhouse M; Drysdale RN; Mcdonald J; Haberle S; Reid M; Thoms M; Tibby J, 2013, 'Palaeoclimate studies and natural resource management in the Murray-Darling Basin II: unravelling human impacts and climate variability', Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08120099.2013.823463

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

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvs008

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

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

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

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

Webeck K; Pearson S, 2005, 'Stick-nest rat middens and a late-Holocene record of White Range, central Australia', Holocene, vol. 15, pp. 466 - 471, http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0959683605hl822rr

Pearson S; Honeywood S; O'Toole M, 2005, 'Not yet learning for sustainability: The challenge of environmental education in a university', International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, vol. 14, pp. 173 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10382040508668349

Pearson S; Betancourt JL, 2002, 'Understanding arid environments using fossil rodent middens', Journal of Arid Environments, vol. 50, pp. 499 - 511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jare.2001.0901

Pearson SG; Searson MJ, 2002, 'High-resolution data from Australian trees', Australian Journal of Botany, vol. 50, pp. 431 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/BT01071

Pearson SG; Baynes A; Triggs BE, 2001, 'The record of fauna, and accumulating agents of hair and bone, found in middens of stick-nest rats (Genus Leporillus) (Rodentia: Muridae)', Wildlife Research, vol. 28, pp. 435 - 444, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR00037

Pearson S; Lawson E; Head L; Mccarthy L; Dodson JR, 1999, 'The spatial and temporal patterns of stick-nest rat middens in Australia', Radiocarbon, vol. 41, pp. 295 - 308, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033822200057155

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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1040-6182(98)00070-6

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

Pearson S; Dodson JR, 1993, 'Stick-nest rat middens as sources of paleoecological data in australian deserts', Quaternary Research, vol. 39, pp. 347 - 354, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/qres.1993.1041

Conference Papers

Putri A; Pearson SG; Windupranata W, 2015, 'Sustaining the environments-sustaining the livelihoods: Insights from the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia', in Tjahjono B (ed.), 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 October 2015 - 04 October 2015

Putri A; Pearson SG, 2014, 'Poverty And Pollution Impacts In Jakarta's Fishing Villages (Vulnerability Assessment And Scenario of Livability)', in Teguh T; Firmanti – A; Boving T; Kitamori A; Imaji T (eds.), 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 2014 - 22 April 2015, http://icsbe.uii.ac.id/downloads/proceeding/PROCEEDING-ICSBE-2014.pdf

Nahar K; Niven RK; Pearson S; Badek K; Riesen H; Rahman AFM, 2013, 'Glyphosate in Waters and Soils from Genetically Modified Canola Cultivation in Parkes, NSW, Australia', in Riethmuller G; Banhazi T (ed.), 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 September 2013 - 25 September 2013

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 April 2013 - 11 April 2013

Pearson S; Searson M; Gayler L, 2001, 'Preliminary results from tree increment and playa sediment cores from the Paroo, north-western New South Wales, Australia', in Quaternary International, pp. 145 - 153, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1040-6182(01)00036-2

Conference Posters

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

Conference Presentations

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', presented at Transformation of Urban Ports and Harbours (TUPAH) Workshop 17-19 October 2016, Qingdao PRC, 17 October 2016 - 19 November 2016

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

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

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', presented at Institute Of Australian Geographers 2015 Conference Exploring Geographic Connections, Canberra, 01 July 2015 - 03 July 2015, https://www.iag.org.au/uploads/2015/11/iag-2015-program.pdf

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', pp. 116, presented at IAG Conference 2011, Wollongong, 03 July 2011 - 06 July 2011, http://www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@conf/documents/doc/uow104707.pdf

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

Pearson S, 2011, 'TURF Wars - Teaching Undergraduates Resilience and Futures in Universities', presented at Reslience 2011, Tempe, Arizona USA, 12 March 2011 - 15 March 2011, http://csid.asu.edu/resilience-2011/program/files/Individual_Papers/pdf/Pearson.pdf

Conference Abstracts

Pearson SG; Putri A; Windupranata W, 2017, 'Jakarta Bay as an opportunity for collaborative and integrative research and the need for knowledge brokering', in AMSA 2017 Conference handbook, AMSA 2017 CONFERENCE “CONNECTIONS THROUGH SHALLOW SEAS”, Darwin, NT, pp. 214 - 215, presented at AMSA 2017 CONFERENCE “CONNECTIONS THROUGH SHALLOW SEAS”, Darwin, NT, 02 July 2017 - 02 July 2017, https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/ap-southeast-2.accounts.ivvy.com/account23127/events/113143/files/595dc34ada30b.pdf

Pearson SG; Alexander K; Brewer T, 2017, 'World Harbour Project: Conflict and the Future in the World’s Harbours', in AMSA 2017 Conference Handbook, Australian Marine Sciences Association - Connections through Shallow Seas, Darwin NT, pp. 214 - 214, presented at Australian Marine Sciences Association - Connections through Shallow Seas, Darwin NT, 02 July 2017 - 06 July 2017, https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/ap-southeast-2.accounts.ivvy.com/account23127/events/113143/files/595dc34ada30b.pdf

Ma Y; Li X; Pearson SG; Chen K; Jiao G, 2015, 'Legislation on marine ecological compensation in China', in MARE Conference: VIII People and the Sea; Geopolitics of the Oceans, MARE Conference: VIII People and the Sea, Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) University of Amsterdam, presented at MARE Conference: VIII People and the Sea, Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) University of Amsterdam, 24 June 2015 - 26 June 2015, http://www.marecentre.nl/conferences/2015-conference/

Pearson SG; Windupranata W; Putri A; Ma Y; Vila-Concejo A; Fernández E; Méndez G; Banks J; Chen S, 2015, 'How conflicts are managed in the World’s Harbours; sharing what has been learnt', in People and the Sea VIII Geopolitics of the Oceans, MARE Conference: VIII People and the Sea, Amsterdam, presented at MARE Conference: VIII People and the Sea, Amsterdam, 24 June 2015 - 26 June 2015, http://www.marecentre.nl/conferences/2015-conference/

Joseph V; Pearson S; Thornton A, 2011, 'Livelihood Capitals and Occupational Systems Transitions - A case study of coastal occupational groups in Central Java province of Indonesia', in Livelihood Capitals and Occupational Systems Transitions - A case study of coastal occupational groups in Central Java province of Indonesia, Resilience 2011, Tempe, Arizona, USA, presented at Resilience 2011, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 12 March 2011 - 15 March 2011, http://csid.asu.edu/resilience-2011/program/files/Individual_Papers/pdf/Joseph_and_Pearson_etal.pdf

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