Mathew Hardy

Mat is a PhD student with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies

Within his PhD, Mat will be looking at robust decision-making for private land conservation within landscape-scale conservation projects.Mat is currently working part-time as a Program Officer with the Australian Land Conservation Alliance.

He is particularly interested in the use of conservation covenants and revolving funds for protecting biodiversity on private land. Mat has a research background in ecology and conservation, and has worked previously in the private land conservation, landscape restoration and water management fields, predominantly in the non-government sector. He has a deep underlying interest in biodiversity conservation, particularly on private land and its contribution to landscape scale conservation efforts.

Mat’s research interests include: wildlife corridors and landscape-scale conservation; private land conservation; environmental decision-making and uncertainty; and wildlife and threatened species management

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Are conservation covenants a secure way to protect nature on private land?

Recent RMIT research has revealed that conservation covenants in Australia are proving an enduring way to protect nature on private land.

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Publications

Exploring the permanence of conservation covenants

We examined release and breach data from all 13 major covenanting programs across Australia.

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Framing the private land conservation conversation: Strategic framing of the benefits of conservation participation could increase landholder engagement

Alex Kusmanoff, Mathew Hardy, Fiona Fidler, Georgina Maffey, Christopher Raymond, M.S. Reed, James Fitzsimons, Sarah Bekessy

We use a value orientation framework to analyse how the participation benefits of Australian private land conservation schemes are framed.

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Using social data in strategic environmental assessment to conserve biodiversity

Ives, C, Biggs, D, Hardy, M, Lechner, A, Wolnicki, M and Raymond, C 2015, 'Using social data in strategic environmental assessment to conserve biodiversity', Land Use Policy, vol. 47, pp. 332-341.

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