Dr Michelle Lim

Michelle Lim
Lecturer
Adelaide Law School
Faculty of the Professions

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.

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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.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Lecturer Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide
2015 - 2016 Lecturer Griffith Law School, Griffith University

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
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

Language Competencies

Language Competency
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

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of New England Australia PhD
University of New England Australia BSc/LLB (Hons 1)

Research Interests

Conservation and Biodiversity, Environment Policy, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Environmental Science and Management, Terrestrial Ecology

Journals

Year Citation
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.
10.1163/24519391-00201005
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.
10.1017/S2047102517000036
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.
10.1080/03069400.2016.1241048
2016 Lim, M. (2016). Governance criteria for effective transboundary biodiversity conservation. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 16, 6, 797-813.
10.1007/s10784-015-9296-3
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.
10.3390/ijerph111111553
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.
10.1111/reel.12072
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.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
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.

Internet Publications

Year Citation
2017 Liu, N. & Lim, M.; (2017); How Arctic Governance could become a testing ground for Sino-US relations;

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2016 - ongoing Editor Yearbook of International Environmental Law

Offices Held

Date Office Name Institution Country
2014 - ongoing Chair Early Career Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2017 - ongoing Collective Leadership Team - IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas Conservation and environment
Position
Lecturer
Phone
83130573
Fax
831 34344
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Ligertwood Building
Room Number
3 08
Org Unit
Law School

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