Prof Martine Maron

BSc (Hons) (Monash), PhD (Monash)

Martine Maron is a Professor of Environmental Management at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research focus is environmental policy and conservation ecology, with a focus on how biodiversity can persist in human-dominated landscapes, and how conflicts and tradeoffs between development and conservation can best be managed. She is a Deputy Director of the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub and leads its Policy research theme, which includes projects seeking to improve biodiversity offsetting for threatened species and ecological communities. She has held formal advisory roles with several Queensland Government committees, Earthwatch Australia, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). She is currently a Director and Vice-President of BirdLife Australia, Governor of WWF-Australia, Deputy Director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation Science, editorial board member for the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment and member of the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers and Thinkers. Martine helped develop the IUCN Biodiversity Offsets Policy and the UNCCD’s Land Degradation Neutrality approach, and has contributed to the development of numerous policy tools such as Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act Offsets Assessment Guide, the Reef Trust offsets calculator, and New Zealand’s biodiversity offsets accounting model. She continues to work with governments around Australia and internationally to improve policy and practice in ecological compensation.