Astron in panel discussion at Communicate to Inspire Conference

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Astron’s Biodiversity Manager Dr Stuart Pearse took part in a panel discussion at the Communicate to Inspire Conference held on Thursday 12th March.

The panel discussion was on using science communication as a tool to inform (policy/education/decision makers). Dr Pearse was joined on the panel by Prue Cormie (FameLab & ECU), Linda Selvey (Curtin University) and Marnie Giroud (Swan River Trust).

Astron was honoured to take part in such a great event.

Dr Pearse also attended a function where Professor Alan Robson, who has held many distinguished positions including Vice Chancellor of The University of Western Australia, was inducted into the Western Australian Science Hall of Fame.


Stuart is Manager of Biodiversity at Astron and oversees a team of 25 staff including botanists, zoologists, quantitative ecologists and plant ecophysiologists. Stuart is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Plant Biology (UWA) and has an academic background having completed a PhD in the field of plant ecophysiology, lived and researched in China and Japan, and was previously an Assistant Professor at UWA. Stuart delivers guest lectures at UWA and has presented and been a session chair at industry and academic conferences locally, nationally and internationally. In the role of Manager – Biodiversity at Astron, Stuart communicates environmental science to decision makers in oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, land development and utilities companies including; Apache, Chevron, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Telstra and Water Corporation.

Photo credit: Cam Campbell (Scitech)


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