Dr Michelle Lim
Dr Michelle Lim's research occurs at the intersection between biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods. Michelle completed a double degree in Science (Ecosystem Management) and Law and a PhD on legal and institutional arrangements for transboundary biodiversity conservation at the University of New England. Michelle's post-doctoral research, based at the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee, Scotland, examined governance approaches for addressing ecosystem services and human well-being in the Ganges Brahmaputra Meghna Delta.
Michelle is a representative on the Collective Leadership Team of the IUCN's Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas; chairs the Early Career Group of the IUCN's World Commission on Environmental Law and is a fellow on the Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Michelle is the 2016/2017 Law Council of Australia Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year.
|2017||Lecturer||Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide|
|2015 - 2016||Lecturer||Griffith Law School, Griffith University|
|2017||Award||2016/2017 Law Council of Australia Mahla Pearlman Australian Young Environmental Lawyer of the Year||Law Council of Australia|
|2016||Fellowship||Fellow of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Global Assessment|
|2014||Award||Runner-up, Best Presentation by a Young Scientist|
|2014||Fellowship||Future Earth Fellow|
|2011||Award||Best Graduate Student Paper - 9th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium|
|2010||Award||Best Graduate Student Paper - 8th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium|
|2010||Award||Scholarship (Best Candidate) National Graduate Law Conference|
|2009||Scholarship||Australian Postgraduate Award with University of New England Strategic Top-up Scholarship|
|Chinese (Mandarin)||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|English||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|Malay||Can read, write, speak and understand spoken|
|Swahili||Can read, write, speak and understand spoken|
|University of New England||Australia||PhD|
|University of New England||Australia||BSc/LLB (Hons 1)|
|2017||Lim, M. & Liu, N. (2017). Condominium Arrangements as a Legal Mechanism for the Conservation of the South China Sea Large Marine Ecosystem. Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy, 2, 1, 52-87.
|2017||Lim, M., Poelina, A. & Bagnall, D. (2017). Can the Fitzroy River Declaration Ensure the Realisation of the First Law of the River and Secure Sustainable and Equitable Futures for the West Kimberley?. Australian Environment Review, 32, 1, -.|
|2017||Lim, M. (2017). Environmental Law and the Ecosystem Approach: Maintaining Ecological Integrity through Consistency in Law, by Froukje Maria Platjouw
Earthscan from Routledge, 2016, 220 pp, £85 hb, ISBN 9781138183131. Transnational Environmental Law, 6, 1, 180-183.
|2016||Lim, M. (2016). Building sustainable futures in the legal classroom. IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal, 7, 135-137.|
|2016||Lim, M. (2016). Book Review, Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia - Practice and Prospects with the UNECE Agreements, Simon Marsden & Elizabeth Brandon (2016). Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 19, 155-157.|
|2016||Lim, M. & Allan, A. (2016). The use of scenarios in legal education to develop futures thinking and sustainability competencies. C. Willmore (Ed.). The Law Teacher, 50, 3, 321-340.
|2016||Lim, M. (2016). Governance criteria for effective transboundary biodiversity conservation. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 16, 6, 797-813.
|2014||Shuie, I., Samberg, L., Kulohoma, B., Dogaru, D., Wyborn, C., Hamel, P. ... Tironi, A. (2014). '2014 Future Earth Young Scientists Conference on Integrated Science and Knowledge Co-Production for Ecosystems and Human Well-Being',. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, -.|
|2014||Lim, M. (2014). Strengthening the legal and institutional effectiveness of transboundary biodiversity conservation in the 'heart of Borneo'. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 17, 65-89.|
|2014||Shiue, I., Samberg, L., Kulohoma, B., Dogaru, D., Wyborn, C., Hamel, P. ... Tironi, A. (2014). 2014 future earth young scientists conference on integrated science and knowledge co-production for ecosystems and human well-being. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11, 11, 11553-11558.
|2014||Lim, M. (2014). Is water different from biodiversity? Governance criteria for the effective management of transboundary resources. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 23, 1, 96-110.
|2012||Lim, M. (2012). Laws, institutions and transboundary pasture management in the high Pamir and Pamir-Alai mountain ecosystem of Central Asia. Law, Environment and Development Journal, 8, 1, 43-58.|
|2011||Lim, M. (2011). Environmental implications of the 2010 constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic. IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal, 1, 143-154.|
|2013||Lim, M. (2013). Transboundary conservation of mountain biodiversity in a climate change impacted world: governance perspectives from Central Asia and the island of Borneo. In F. Maes, A. Cliquet, W. du Plessis & H. McLeod- Kilmurray (Eds.), Biodiversity and climate change : linkages at international, national and local levels (pp. 268-302). Edward Elgar.|
|2012||Lim, M. (2012). Effective governance across Central Asian boundaries: what lessons does the Central Asian transboundary watercourse management experience provide for mountain biodiversity conservation across the Kyrgyz-Tajik boundary?. In R. Warner & S. Marsden (Eds.), Transboundary environmental governance : inland coastal and marine perspectives (pp. 111-138). Surrey: Routledge.|
|2017||Liu, N. & Lim, M.; (2017); How Arctic Governance could become a testing ground for Sino-US relations;|
|2014 - ongoing||Chair||Early Career Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law|
|2017 - ongoing||Collective Leadership Team - IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas||Conservation and environment|