Guy Robinson

Guy Robinson

Adjunct Professor

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts


Guy Robinson is a human geographer with over 40 years experience of teaching and researching in universities in Australia, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. He has published eight books and over 200 papers in journals/book chapters and participated in numerous research projects. He holds degrees from the Universities of London and Oxford and has held positions at the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh, Kingston London and South Australia as well as being an official visitor at 14 different institutions. He joined the University of Adelaide as an Adjunct in June 2015. He has edited the international journal, Land Use Policy, for nine years.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 Adjunct Professor University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2014 Director University of South Australia
    2010 - 2014 Director University of South Australia
    2008 - 2015 Director University of South Australia
    1994 - 2008 Professor Kingston University London
    1979 - 1994 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer University of Edinburgh
    1977 - 1978 Met Observer/Demonstrator University of Oxford
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    French Can read, write and understand spoken
    Spanish; Castilian Can read
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1973 - 1977 University of Oxford United Kingdom DPhil (Oxon)
    1970 - 1973 University of London UK BSc (London)
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Bardsley, D. K., Bardsley, A. M., Moskwa, E., Weber, D., & Robinson, G. M. (2021). Challenges to the co-management of biodiversity in a reflexive modernity. Geographical Research, 59(3), 362-377.
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    2021 Robinson, G. M. (2021). Routledge handbook of food waste.. GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 59(3), 489-491.
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    2021 Mukwada, G., Mazibuko, S. M., Moeletsi, M., & Robinson, G. M. (2021). Can famine be averted? A spatiotemporal assessment of the impact of climate change on food security in the Luvuvhu river catchment of South Africa. Land, 10(5), 1-16.
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    2021 Macintosh, K. A., McDowell, R. W., Wright-Stow, A. E., Depree, C., & Robinson, G. M. (2021). National-scale implementation of mandatory freshwater farm plans: a mechanism to deliver water quality improvement in productive catchments in New Zealand?. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 120(2), 121-129.
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    2021 Bardsley, A. M., Bardsley, D. K., Conedera, M., Pütz, M., Robinson, G. M., & Weber, D. (2021). Wildfire, environmental risk and deliberative planning in the Locarnese region of Switzerland. Environmental Management, 17 pages.
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    2020 Chisengantambu-Winters, C., Robinson, G. M., & Evans, N. (2020). Developing a decision-making dependency (DMD) model for nurse managers. Heliyon, 6(1), e03128.
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    2020 Robinson, G. M. (2020). Handbook on the geographies of globalization. GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 58(3), 318-322.
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    2020 Li, L., Bao, H. X. H., & Robinson, G. M. (2020). The return of state control and its impact on land market efficiency in urban China. Land Use Policy, 99, 12 pages.
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    2020 Song, B., & Robinson, G. M. (2020). Multifunctional agriculture: Policies and implementation in China. Geography Compass, 14(11), 21 pages.
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    2020 Song, B., Robinson, G. M., & Bardsley, D. K. (2020). Measuring multifunctional agricultural landscapes. Land, 9(8), 30 pages.
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    2019 Robinson, G. M., & Song, B. (2019). Rural transformation: Cherry growing on the Guanzhong Plain, China and the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 29(5), 675-701.
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    2019 Zhou, Z., Robinson, G. M., & Song, B. (2019). Experimental research on trade-offs in ecosystem services: The agro-ecosystem functional spectrum. Ecological Indicators, 106, 13 pages.
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    2019 Fordham, A. E., & Robinson, G. M. (2019). Identifying the social values driving corporate social responsibility. Sustainability Science, 14(5), 1409-1424.
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    2019 Robinson, G. M. (2019). Geography: History and Concepts. GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH, 57(3), 368-370.
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    2019 Weber, D., Moskwa, E., Robinson, G., Bardsley, D., Arnold, J., & Davenport, M. (2019). Are we ready for bushfire? Perceptions of residents, landowners and fire authorities on Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Geoforum, 107, 99-112.
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    2019 Robinson, G. M. (2019). Research in Globalization: Editor-in-Chief's introduction. Research in Globalization, 1, 100001.
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    2019 Petrescu-Mag, R. M., Petrescu, D. C., & Robinson, G. M. (2019). Adopting Temperance-Oriented Behavior? New Possibilities for Consumers and Their Food Waste. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, 32(1), 5-26.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS4
    2019 Pobric, A., & Robinson, G. M. (2019). Recent urban development and gentrification in post-Dayton Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Cities, 89, 281-295.
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    2018 Robinson, G. M. (2018). New frontiers in agricultural geography: Transformations, food security, land grabs and climate change. Boletin de la Asociacion de Geografos Espanoles, 2018(78), 1-48.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2018 Robinson, G. (2018). Globalization of Agriculture. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 10(1), 133-160.
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    2018 Robinson, G. M., & Song, B. (2018). Transforming the Peri-Urban fringe in China: The example of Xi'an-Xianyang. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(11), 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
    2018 Bardsley, D., Moskwa, E., Weber, D., Robinson, G., Waschl, N., & Bardsley, A. (2018). Climate change, bushfire risk, and environmental values: examining a potential risk perception threshold in peri-urban South Australia. Society and Natural Resources, 31(4), 424-441.
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    2018 Fordham, A., Robinson, G., & Van Leeuwen, J. (2018). Developing community based models of Corporate Social Responsibility. Extractive Industries and Society, 5(1), 131-143.
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    2018 Fordham, A., & Robinson, G. (2018). Mechanisms of change: stakeholder engagement in the Australian resource sector through CSR. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 25(4), 674-689.
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    2018 Robinson,, G., Bardsley, D., Raymond, C., Underwood, T., Moskwa, E., Weber, D., . . . Bardsley, A. (2018). Adapting to climate change: lessons from farmers and peri-urban fringe residents in South Australia. Environments, 5(3), 40-1-40-16.
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    2018 Fordham, A. E., Robinson, G. M., Blackwell, B. D., & Cleary, J. (2018). Contributing to sustainable community livelihoods: corporate social responsibility programmes of resource companies. Rural Society: the journal of research into rural and regional social issues in Australia, 27(3), 1-21.
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    2018 Fordham, A. E., Robinson, G., Cleary, J., Blackwell, B. D., & van Leeuwen, J. (2018). Use of a multiple capital framework to identify improvements in the CSR strategies of Australian resource companies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 200, 704-730.
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    2018 Moskwa, E., Bardsley, D. K., Robinson, G. M., & Weber, D. (2018). Generating narratives on bushfire risk and biodiversity values to inform environmental policy. Environmental Science and Policy, 89, 30-40.
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    2018 Moskwa, E., Bardsley, D., Weber, D., & Robinson, G. (2018). Living with bushfire: Recognising ecological sophistication to manage risk while retaining biodiversity values. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 27, 459-469.
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    2018 Chisengantambu, C., Robinson, G., & Evans, N. (2018). Nurse managers and the sandwich support model. Journal of Nursing Management, 26(2), 192-199.
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    2017 Song, B., Robinson, G. M., & Zhou, Z. (2017). Agricultural transformation and ecosystem services: A case study from Shaanxi Province, China. Habitat International, 69, 114-125.
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    2017 Fordham, A., Robinson, G., & Blackwell, B. (2017). Corporate social responsibility in resource companies – opportunities for developing positive benefits and lasting legacies. Resources Policy, 52, 366-376.
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    2017 Robinson, G. M. (2017). The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Political Theory. ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES, 26(4), 532-534.
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    2017 Williams, S., Hanson-Easey, S., Robinson, G., Pisaniello, D., Newbury, J., Saniotis, A., & Bi, P. (2017). Heat adaptation and place: experiences in South Australian rural communities. Regional Environmental Change, 17(1), 273-283.
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    2016 Raymond, C., Reed, M., Bieling, C., Robinson, G., & Plieninger, T. (2016). Integrating different understandings of landscape stewardship into the design of agri-environmental schemes. Environmental Conservation, 43(4), 350-358.
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    2016 Moskwa, E., Ahonen, I., Santala, V., Weber, D., Robinson, G., & Bardsley, D. (2016). Perceptions of bushfire risk mitigation and biodiversity conservation: a systematic review of fifteen years of research. Environmental Reviews, 24(3), 219-232.
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    2016 Liu, Z., & Robinson, G. (2016). Residential development in the peri-urban fringe: the example of Adelaide, South Australia. Land Use Policy, 57, 179-192.
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    2016 Robinson, G., & Carson, D. (2016). Resilient communities: transitions, pathways and resourcefulness. Geographical Journal, 182(2), 114-122.
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    2016 Robinson, G. M., & Robinson, S. R. (2016). Improving landscape or recreating the picturesque? Three historic rural landscapes in the english Midlands. BELGEO, 2016(4).
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    2015 M. Robinson, G., & Liu, Z. (2015). Greening and “un”greening Adelaide, South Australia. AIMS Environmental Science, 2(3), 511-532.
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    2015 Pobric, A., & Robinson, G. (2015). Population ageing and low fertility: recent demographic changes in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Journal of Population Research, 32(1), 23-43.
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    2015 Bardsley, D., Weber, D., Robinson, G., Moskwa, E., & Bardsley, A. (2015). Wildfire risk, biodiversity and peri-urban planning in the Mt Lofty Ranges, South Australia. Applied Geography, 63, 155-165.
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    2014 Robinson, G. (2014). Lottery and Landscape: Rural development through re-creation of historic landscapes - Examples from the English West Midlands. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(3), 198-214.
    2014 Sarsour, A. K., Omran, A., Abid, Y., & Robinson, G. M. (2014). Evaluation of an environmental health awareness program in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, 5(2), 249-268.
    2013 Tan, M., Robinson, G. M., Li, X., & Xin, L. (2013). Spatial and temporal variability of farm size in China in context of rapid urbanization. Chinese Geographical Science, 23(5), 607-619.
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    2013 Pierce, J., & Robinson, G. (2013). Oysters thrive in the right environment: the social sustainability of oyster farming in the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia. Marine Policy, 37, 77-85.
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    2013 Waudby, H., Petit, S., & Robinson, G. (2013). Pastoralists’ knowledge of plant palatability and grazing indicators in an arid region of South Australia. Rangeland Journal, 35(4), 445-454.
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    2013 Williams, S., Bi, P., Newbury, J., Robinson, G., Pisaniello, D., Saniotis, A., & Hansen, A. (2013). Extreme heat and health: Perspectives from health service providers in rural and remote communities in South Australia. International Journal of Research and Public Health, 10(11), 5565-5583.
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    2013 Raymond, C., & Robinson, G. (2013). Factors affecting rural landholders' adaptation to climate change: insights from formal institutions and communities of practice. Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions, 23(1), 103-114.
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    2013 Meyer, W., Bryan, B., Fisher, A., Crossman, N., & Lewis, M. (2013). Applying landscape science to natural resource management. Ecology and Society: a journal of integrative science for resilience and sustainability, 18(1), 32-1-32-11.
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    2013 Barr, S., Guilbert, S., Metcalfe, A., Riley, M., Robinson, G., & Tudor, T. (2013). Beyond recycling: an integrated approach for understanding municipal waste management. Applied Geography, 39, 67-77.
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    2012 Waudby, H., Petit, S., & Robinson, G. (2012). Pastoralists' perceptions of biodiversity and land management strategies in the arid Stony Plains region of South Australia: Implications for policy makers. Journal of Environmental Management, 112, 96-103.
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    2012 Metcalfe, A., Riley, M., Barr, S., Tudor, T., Robinson, G., & Guilbert, S. (2012). Food waste bins: bridging infrastructures and practices. The Sociological Review, 60(Suppl. S2), 135-155.
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    2012 Chapman, P., & Robinson, G. M. (2012). Trust in the trust! basin reforms and the renmark irrigation trust. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 168, 495-507.
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    2011 Tudor, T., Robinson, G., Riley, M., Guilbert, S., & Barr, S. (2011). Challenges facing the sustainable consumption and waste management agendas: Perspectives on UK households. Local Environment, 16(1), 51-66.
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    2011 Tan, M., Guy, M. R., & Li, X. (2011). Urban spatial development and land use in Beijing: Implications from London’s experiences. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 21(1), 49-64.
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    2011 Hawkins, H., Sacks, S., Cook, I., Rawling, E., Griffiths, H., Swift, D., . . . Askins, K. (2011). Organic Public Geographies: “Making the Connection”. Antipode, 43(4), 909-926.
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    2011 Gant, R., Robinson, G., & Fazal, S. (2011). Land-use change in the 'edgelands': Policies and pressures in London's rural-urban fringe. Land Use Policy, 28(1), 266-279.
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    2011 Raymond, C., Brown, G., & Robinson, G. (2011). The influence of place attachment, and moral and normative concerns on the conservation of native vegetation: A test of two behavioural models. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31(4), 323-335.
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    2010 Raymond, C., Fazey, I., Reed, M., Stringer, L., Robinson, G., & Evely, A. (2010). Integrating local and scientific knowledge for environmental management. Journal of Environmental Management, 91(8), 1766-1777.
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    2010 Robinson, G. M. (2010). Remaking the Tasman World. JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY, 38(4), 664-666.
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    2009 Robinson, G. M. (2009). Towards sustainable agriculture: Current debates. Geography Compass, 3(5), 1757-1773.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2015 Robinson, G., & Carson, D. (Eds.) (2015). Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
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    2015 Robinson, G., & Carson, D. (Eds.) (2015). Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
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    2011 Robinson, G. M., & Molinero, F. (Eds.) (2011). Changing European Rural and Agricultural Landscapes. Valladolid, Spain: University of Valladolid.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Robinson, G. (2019). Sustainable and resilient ruralities. In M. Scott, N. Gallent, & M. Gkartzios (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Rural Planning (pp. 56-67). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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    2015 Robinson, G., & Carson, D. (2015). The globalisation of agriculture: introducing the Handbook. In G. Robinson, & D. Carson (Eds.), Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture (pp. 1-28). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2015 Robinson, G., & Carson, D. (2015). The globalisation of agriculture: introducing the Handbook. In G. Robinson, & D. Carson (Eds.), Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture (pp. 1-28). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2015 Robinson, G., & Carson, D. (2015). The globalisation of agriculture: introducing the Handbook. In G. Robinson, & D. Carson (Eds.), Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture (pp. 1-28). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
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    2015 Zadawa, A., Omran, A., & Robinson, G. (2015). Challenges in developing and threshold countries to facilitate the NSP: Innovative sustainable solid waste management in Nigeria. In O. Schwarz-Herion, & A. Omran (Eds.), Strategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm: Managing the Great Transition to Sustainable Global Democracy (pp. 157-169). Switzerland: Springer.
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    2014 Robinson, G. M. (2014). Agricultural sustainability: global challenges in a local context. In M. Cawley, A. M. D. S. M. Bicalho, & L. Laurens (Eds.), The sustainability of rural systems: global and local challenges and opportunities (pp. 15-26). Galway: CSRS, IGU and Whitaker Institute, NUI Galway.
    2013 Chapman, J., Skinner, N., & Searle, S. (2013). Working towards sustainability: Exploring the workplace as a site for pro-environmental behaviour change. In Motivating Change: Sustainable Design and Behaviour in the Built Environment (pp. 56-70). Routledge.
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    2012 Robinson, G. M., & Harris, F. (2012). Food Production and Supply. In Global Environmental Issues, Second Edition (pp. 131-165). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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    2011 Robinson, G. M., Gant, R. L., & Fazal, S. (2011). Neglected landscapes: a study of land-use change in the rural-urban “edgelands”. In G. M. Robinson, & F. Molinero (Eds.), Changing European Rural and Agricultural Landscapes. Valladolid, Spain: University of Valladolid.
    2011 Robinson, G. M., Gant, R. L., & Fazal, S. (2011). Neglected landscapes: a study of land-use change in the rural-urban “edgelands”. In G. M. Robinson, & F. Molinero (Eds.), Changing European Rural and Agricultural Landscapes. Valladolid, Spain: University of Valladolid.
    2011 Robinson, G. M. (2011). Settlement, Society and Field Systems: The Modern Era’. In A. Fenton, & K. Veitch (Eds.), Compendium of Scottish ethnology, volume 2: farming and the land (pp. 198-228). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2018 Robinson, G. M., Bardsley, D. K., Weber, D., & Moskwa, E. (2018). Urban sprawl and peri-urban risk: the wildfire frontier. In V. P. Carrill, R. C. Gonzalez, J. M. Santamaria, & F. Haslam McKenzie (Eds.), Infinite rural systems in a finite planet: bridging gaps towards sustainability (pp. 521-528). Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela Publicacions.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2017 Moskwa, E., Robinson, G., Bardsley, D. K., & Weber, D. (2017). Bushfires and biodiversity: optimising conservation outcomes in peri-urban areas at risk. Government of South Australia: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Environmental Change of Lakes in New Zealand Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Julia Elizabeth Short
    2020 Co-Supervisor Multifunctional Agriculture and Climate Change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Bingjie Song
    2016 Co-Supervisor Co-ordinating Adaptation to Climate Change: Building an adaptive governance framework for Strengthening the roles of institutional actors Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Barry Garth Lincoln
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2014 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Corporate Social Responsibility in the Australian mining industry University of South Australia Doctorate Full Time Anne Fordham
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member Geographical Research Institute of Australian Geographers Australia
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2007 - ongoing Editor Land Use Policy Netherlands
  • Position: Adjunct Professor
  • Phone: 61872821784
  • Email: guy.robinson@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier
  • Org Unit: Geography, Environment and Population

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