Stuart Pearson

Honorary Associate Professor

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 projects 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 doing research in dendrochronology and previously using stick-nest rat middens. He has assisted research higher degree students and colleagues in business, government and education.

He was formerly 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 was a research leader in 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
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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
2018
Pearson S, 2018, 'Australian contributions to the history of military geography', in Pearson S; Holloway J; Thackway R (ed.), Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 13 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8_2
2018
Pearson S; Thackway R, 2018, 'Sustainably Managing the Defence Estate: Selected Case Studies', in Pearson S; Holloway J; Thackway R (ed.), Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, SPRINGER, pp. 217 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8_15
2018
Pearson S; Holloway JL; Thackway R, 2018, 'Introduction', in Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8_1
2018
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
2010
Conference Abstracts
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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
2017
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
2017
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/
2015
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/
2015
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
2011
Conference Papers
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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
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
2014
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
2013
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
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
2001
Conference Posters
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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
2015
Conference Presentations
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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
2016
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
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', 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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
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
2011
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
2011
Edited Books
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Pearson SG; Thackway R, (ed.), 2018, Australian Contributions to Strategic and Military Geography, Advances in Military Geosciences, Springer, International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73408-8
2018
Journal articles
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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
2019
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
2017
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
2016
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
2016
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2013
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
2013
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
2013
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
2012
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
2012
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
2011
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
2011
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
2011
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
2005
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
2005
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
2002
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
2002
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
2001
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
1999
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
1999
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
1993
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
1993
Reports
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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
2010
Gell P; Gergis J; Mills K; Baker P; De Deckker P; Finlayson M; Hesse P; Jones R; Kerhsaw P; Pearson S; Treble P; Barr C; Brookhouse M; Drysdale R; Haberle S; Karoly D; Mcdonald J; Reid M; Thoms M; Tibby J, 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
2009
Theses / Dissertations
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Marbun SS, 2016, Fisheries Industrialisation and Blue Economy Policies in Indonesia: Impacts on Tuna Fisheries in Cilacap and Seaweed Farmers in Nusa Penida, UNSW, UNSW Canberra
2016
Thomas M, 2016, The securitisation of climate change in the Australian political-military sector with a comparison to the United States, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/55933
2016
Chen S, 2015, The Legal and Regulatory Framework for Integrated Coastal Zone Management: A Comparison between Australia and China, UNSW, UNSW Canberra
2015
Joseph V, 2012, Vulnerability to sea level rise of coastal communitities in central Java: Developing a systems approach and perspective, UNSW Canberra, http://handle.unsw.edu.au/1959.4/52238
2012
Osborne RA, 2011, An environmental record from a stand of Callitris preissii from Queen Victoria Springs, Western Australia, UNSW Canberra
2011
Pearson S, 1998, Stick-nest rat middens as a source of paleo-environmental data in central Australia
1998

Improving outcomes of science investment, evaluation of research and policy.

Dendrochronology - Australian Callitris pines

Australian Strategic and Military Geography

Organisational units
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