School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Douglas Bardsley is a Senior Lecturer in Geography, Environment and Population within the School of Social Sciences at Adelaide University, where he convenes the Graduate Programs in Environmental Policy and Management.
Trained as a social geographer, an educator and an agricultural scientist, Doug's research interests over the last 20 years have focused on environmental and agricultural risk management, links between conservation and development, and education for sustainable development. Most of his research involves analysis and planning at the interface of social and environmental systems, with a focus on developing adaptation options to respond to climate change.
His research has included supporting climate change adaptation planning for the Adelaide-Mt Lofty Ranges and the Indigenous Alinytjara Wilurara natural resource management regions in South Australia; resilience analysis within agricultural systems and rural communities; bushfire, coastal and invasive species risk management; and the interactions between environmental change and both human migration and education systems. Doug's work has been undertaken within different contexts in Australia, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Turkey, Switzerland and the European Union.
Year Citation 2016 Gamlen, A., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., & Wall, J. (2016). Keynote Address - Weaving the strands: A review of Graeme Hugo's work on environmental migration. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration, Politics, 3-5 Nov.. University of Liege.
Report for External Bodies
Original Creative Works
Year Citation 2006 Publication status: Published
NTRO sub category: 1 Visual art work
Title: The Adaptation Challenge: A Conversation in Climate Risk for 2030
Authors: Bardsley D
Place of publication: Adelaide
Publication date: 2006
Extent: An Educational Game produced for the Government of South Australia
Record created at source: 27 October 2015
Year Citation 2002 Bardsley, D. (2002). A Comparative Study of In Situ Agrobiodiversity Conservation in Switzerland, Turkey and Nepal. (PhD Thesis, The University of Melbourne). 1996 Bardsley, D. K. (1996). A Philosophy of Diversity as a Basis for Sustainable Development: Learning from Examples of Agricultural Development in Northeast Thailand. (Master's Thesis, Flinders University of South Australia). 1991 Bardsley, D. (1991). The Effect of Elevated Carbon Dioxide Concentration and Mineral Nitrogen on the Growth and Nitrogen Fixation of Subterranean Clover Swards. (Undergraduate Dissertation, The University of Adelaide).
I convene the Post-Graduate Program in Environmental Policy and Management
Courses taught at Undergraduate Level include:
GEOG 2139 Environmental Management
GEOG 3146 Food Security
GEOG 2142 Climate Change (with A.Prof. John Tibby)
At Postgraduate Level: GEOG 5002 Environmental Planning and Governance
I am currently supervising 4 students undertaking PhD Dissertations.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Principal Supervisor Enabling sustainable states: Comparing Australia and Switzerland Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rebecca Eve Pearson 2018 Co-Supervisor Quantifying Natural and Anthropogenic Land Use Changes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Brooke Patricia Deak 2018 Co-Supervisor Sustainable Rural Economic Development and Periodic Markets in Ghana: A Rural Web Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Godfred Addai 2018 Principal Supervisor Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Food Security in Northern Ghana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lawrence Guodaar 2018 Principal Supervisor Policy Options for Climate Change Loss and Damage: A Case Study from Fijian Agriculture Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Moleen Monita Nand 2017 Co-Supervisor Developing Green Agriculture in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sacha Amaruzaman 2017 Principal Supervisor Egyptian Agriculture in Transition: Sustaining Agricultural Workers in a Changing Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ayah Roushdy Abdul Aty Omar 2017 Principal Supervisor Integrating energy and climate policies; strengthening adoption capacities in the Himalayan Mountains. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Govinda Pathak
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Human Ecological Implications of Climate Change in the Himalaya: Investigating Opportunities for Adaptation in the Kaligandaki Basin, Nepal Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rishikesh Pandey 2012 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Climate, Agriculture and Migration: A Critical review of Dynamic Livelihood Changes in the Nepali Tarai Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Asheshwor Man Shrestha 2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor South Australian agriculture: A narrative to encourage future policy reform Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Simon James Fielke 2011 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Risky Environments: Governance and Adaptation for Future Flood Risk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Rhiannon Niven 2008 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Coastal Vulnerability and Climate Change in Australia Public Risk Perceptions and Adaptation to Climate Change in Non Metropolitan Coastal Communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Christopher David Button
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