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NESP: Iconic places and impactful communication

20 June 2024 at 7:55:00 am

T42 Talk

10 min


The National Environmental Science Program (NESP) funds research though 4 hubs, bringing researchers together across Australia.

Our hub – the Resilient Landscape Hub – provides practical research to inform the management of Australia’s terrestrial (land-based) and freshwater habitats.

We have 50 projects happening around Australia: from the tropical rainforests of Christmas Island to the deserts of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. The science is equally varied. Our researchers investigate feral cats, bilby scats, bushtucker, biodiversity markets and everything in between.

And our small team (2 communicators and 1 knowledge broker) translates this science into impactful outputs. We work with a whopping 96 researchers and 353 research users. That’s 353 people who will use our hub’s findings to inform their policies, programmes, and how they do work on the ground.

In this short talk, we will focus on:

  1. Working with research users to create really applied projects and outputs

  2. Collaborating with our research partners to amplify communications outputs

  3. Doing high-impact storytelling in the field, on Country, for story-rich projects

  4. Inspiring action by celebrating success: we share solutions, case studies and good news stories.

We’ll also throw in a short film on bum-breathing turtles … a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.


Erika Alecs

Ms Kate Cranney

Relevance to conference themes

Support, connect, grow.
The NESP Resilient Landscapes Hub's communications team *supports* more than 100 researchers with tailored communications, helping them to *connect* with the end-users of their research. The hub is all about providing practical solutions to environmental problems, while *growing* partnerships with Indigenous groups, NGOs, NRM groups and other partners.

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