Samuel Gaylard

Samuel Gaylard

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Working as a marine scientist at the Environment Protection Authority, I see how decisions can be made and some of the limitations in the processes. My research is investigating how the concept of ecosystem services could be used in decision making to achieve better environmental and social outcomes. Ecosystem services (ES) is a framework for describing, and in some cases valuing, material benefits humans gain from nature. Services include food, medicines or fuel, or less obvious benefits including the role of ecosystems in regulating the environment through treatment of waste, production of oxygen or protection of coastal shorelines from erosion and storm damage. Understanding how these services may be impacted by development can lead to better decision making.

  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Environmental Toxicology
    University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Natural Resource Management (Honours)

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