Dr Alex Kusmanoff

Alex is a PhD candidate with a background in law and environmental science, and has previously worked in various policy roles for the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Alex has recently begun a PhD funded through the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions.

Alex’s research will be centred around making better use of social information in informing conservation decisions with the aim of achieving better biodiversity conservation outcomes.

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Some voters heading to the polls this weekend may be casting their ballot with biodiversity in mind, after a major UN report released last week highlighted the global extinction crisis facing more than a million species.

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In our recent paper, we ponder whether the increasingly prevalent trend for framing nature in terms of ecosystem services is actually helping to build public engagement in conservation.

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Publications

Messaging matters: A systematic review of the conservation messaging literature

Lindall R.Kidd, Dr Georgia Garrard, Professor Sarah Bekessy, Morena Milla, Adrian Camilleri, Fiona Fidler, Kelly Fielding, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Emily Gregg, Dr Alex Kusmanoff, Winnifred Louis, Katie Moon, Jenny Robinson, Matthew Selinske, Danielle Shanahan, Vanessa Adams
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