Associate Professor Douglas Bardsley
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Dr Douglas Bardsley is an Associate Professor 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 study of 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.
Date Institution name Country Title University of Melbourne Australia PhD University of Melbourne Australia GDipEd Flinders University Australia MA University of Adelaide Australia BAgSci(Hons)
Research InterestsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Information and Knowledge Systems Agricultural Land Management Agricultural Land Planning Agriculture Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction Applied Sociology Climate Change Processes Conservation and Biodiversity Decision Making Development Studies Ecological Economics Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Economic Geography Education Policy Environment and Resource Economics Environment Policy Environmental Education and Extension Environmental Management Environmental Philosophy Environmental Politics Environmental Science and Management Environmental Sociology Farming Systems Research Forestry Fire Management Forestry Management and Environment General Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Geography History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences Human Geography Land and Farm Management Land Use and Environmental Planning Natural Hazards Natural Resource Management Rural Sociology Social and Cultural Geography Social Sciences Methods Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology Studies in Human Society Sustainable Agricultural Development Urban and Regional Planning Wildlife and Habitat Management
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.
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Original Creative Works
Year Citation 2006 Authors: Bardsley D. Title: The Adaptation Challenge: A Conversation in Climate Risk for 2030. Description: N/A. Extent: An Educational Game produced for the Government of South Australia.
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).
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 interested in supervising PhD Dissertations in my fields of climate change adaptation; agriculture and land use systems; rural development: hazard management; environmental migration; and socio-ecological analysis. Please get in touch if you are looking to pursue these fields of research.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2021 Co-Supervisor Grieving the Great Barrier Reef: Ecological Loss, Adaptation and the Hydrosocial in Far North Queensland Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ella Chiara Vallelonga 2020 Principal Supervisor Multifunctional Agriculture and Climate Change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Bingjie Song 2020 Co-Supervisor Moving towards a green economy – sustainable development of agroforestry for improved water utilisation in climate-change impacted regions of Nepal Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nicola Kate McGunnigle 2019 Principal Supervisor Tourism, Multifunctionality and Resilient Landscapes Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rebecca Eve Pearson 2017 Co-Supervisor Developing Green Agriculture in Indonesia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Sacha Amaruzaman
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Effects of Urban Periodic Markets on Rural Development in Ghana: A Rural Web Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Godfred Addai 2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor The significance of social factors in the planning and implementation of feral cat management programs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Brooke Patricia Deak 2018 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Climate change, Indigenous knowledge and food security in northern Ghana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Lawrence Guodaar 2018 - 2023 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 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Climate Change Adaptation Benefits of Decentralised Renewable Energy Technologies in the Nepali Mountains Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Govinda Pathak 2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Egyptian Agriculture in Transition: Farmer Perceptions of Risks and Adaptation Opportunities in a Changing Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Ayah Roushdy Abdulaty Omar 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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