A/Prof. Geoffrey Wescott

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Honorary Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 1989
Diploma in Conservation, University of London, 1978
Master of Science (Conservation), University of London, 1978
Master of Science (Zoology), University of Melbourne, 1977
Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1975

Contact

Knowledge areas

Environmental policy, planning and management with an emphasis on nature conservation and marine/ coastal environments.

Professional activities

President of the Australian Coastal Society

Director of Zoos Victoria

Member of the Victorian Coastal Council

Media appearances

Most recntly Geoff has published an article in The Conversation and a Letter to The Age on the State election in Victoria concerned about the lack of focus on environmental issues.

Projects

How universities can aid and abet conservation is the major current project which will be supported by a brief academic study leave vist to Harvard Forests and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in April to June 2015.

Geoff is also co-editing a CSIRO publication on Marine Protected Areas in Australia.

Continuing work with marine and coastal policy development in Victoria and Australia continues.

Publications

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2017

Australian native gardens: Is there scope for a community shift?

A Shaw, K Miller, G Wescott

(2017), Vol. 157, pp. 322-330, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

Backyard bandicoots : community attitudes towards conservation planning in residential developments

S Blair, G Wescott, K Miller

(2016), Vol. 23, pp. 227-244, Australasian journal of environmental management, Basingstoke, Eng., C1

journal

Introduction: the expansion of Australia's marine protected area networks

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2016), pp. 3-7, Big, bold and blue. Lessons from Australia?s marine protected areas, Clayton South, Vic, B1

chapter

Victoria's chequered history in the development and implementation of marine protected areas

G Wescott

(2016), pp. 153-163, Big, bold and blue. Lessons from Australia?s marine protected areas, Clayton South, Vic., B1

chapter

Beyond marine protected areas: marine bioregional planning and oceans policy

G Wescott, C Smyth

(2016), pp. 325-335, Big, bold and blue. Lessons from Australia?s marine protected areas, Clayton South, Vic., B1

chapter

Lessons from the expansion of Australia's marine protected area networks: a synthesis

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2016), pp. 393-401, Big, bold and blue. Lessons from Australia?s marine protected areas, Clayton South, Vic., B1

chapter
2015

Reshaping the worldview: case studies of faith groups' approaches to a new Australian land ethic

J Lawson, K Miller, G Wescott

(2015), Vol. 1, pp. 273-295, The changing world religion map: sacred places, identities, practices and politics, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

Ocean governance and risk management

G Wescott

(2015), pp. 395-412, Risk governance : the articulation of hazard, politics and ecology, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1

chapter

'Bright spots' for estuary management in temperate Southern Australia

R Koss, G Wescott, J Fitzsimons, L Hale

(2015), Vol. 7, pp. 94-107, Australian journal of maritime & ocean affairs, London, Eng., C1

journal

Science and policy

R Koss, G Wescott

(2015), pp. 157-175, Routledge handbook of ocean resources and management, Abingdon, Eng., B1

chapter
2014

Bark in the park: a review of domestic dogs in parks

M Weston, J Fitzsimons, G Wescott, K Miller, K Ekanayake, T Schneider

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 373-382, Environmental management, New York, NY, C1

journal
2013

Lessons from large-scale conservation networks in Australia

J Fitzsimons, I Pulsford, G Wescott

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 115-125, Parks, Gland, Switzerland, C1

journal

Linking Australia's landscapes: an introduction

J Fitzsimons, I Pulsford, G Wescott

(2013), pp. 3-6, Linking Australia's landscapes: lessons and opportunities from large-scale conservation networks, Collingwood, Vic, B1

chapter

The importance of interdisciplinary research in conservation networks: lessons from south-eastern Australia

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2013), pp. 277-284, Linking Australia?s landscapes: lessons and opportunities from large-scale conservation networks, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Challenges and opportunities for linking Australia's landscapes: a synthesis

J Fitzsimons, I Pulsford, G Wescott

(2013), pp. 287-296, Linking Australia?s landscapes: lessons and opportunities from large-scale conservation networks, Melbourne, Vic., B1

chapter

Wildlife gardening and connectedness to nature : engaging the unengaged

A Shaw, K Miller, G Wescott

(2013), Vol. 22, pp. 483-502, Environmental values, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2012

Disintegration or disinterest? Coastal and marine policy in Australia

G Wescott

(2012), pp. 88-101, Environmental policy failure : the Australian story, Prahran, Vic., B1

chapter
2011

Stakeholder involvement and interplay in coastal zone management and marine protected area planning

G Wescott, J Fitzsimons

(2011), pp. 225-238, Marine resources management, Sydney, N.S.W., B1

chapter

The establishment of large private nature reserves by conservation NGOs : key factors for successful implementation

L Pasquini, J Fitzsimons, S Cowell, K Brandon, G Wescott

(2011), Vol. 45, pp. 373-380, Oryx, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Perceptions of climate change and adaptation responses in a local community : the Barwon Estuary Complex, Victoria

J Scally, G Wescott

(2011), Vol. 42, pp. 387-401, Australian geographer, London, England, C1

journal

What are the policy priorities for sustaining ecological processes? A case study from Victoria, Australia

A Mcgregor, B Coffey, C Deutsch, G Wescott, J Robinson

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 194-199, Ecological management and restoration, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal
2010

Implementing climate change policies consistent with integrated coastal zone management : a case study of Victoria, Australia

G Wescott

(2010), pp. 385-394, Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Coastal Zones and Climate Change : Assessing the Impacts and Developing Adaption Strategies, Churchill, Vic., E1

conference

New directions in biodiversity policy and governance? : a critique of Victoria's land and biodiversity white paper

B Coffey, G Wescott

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 204-214, Australasian journal of environmental management, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2009

Stimulating vertical integration in coastal management in a federated nation: The case of Australian coastal policy reform.

G Wescott

(2009), Vol. 37, pp. 501-513, Coastal management, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Back to basics : breakthrough proposals for the Australian environment

G Wescott

(2009), Sydney, N.S.W, A1

book

An evaluation of Sea Search as a citizen science programme in Marine Protected Areas

R Koss, K Miller, G Wescott, A Bellgrove, A Boxshall, J McBurnie, A Bunce, P Gilmour, D Ierodiaconou

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 116-127, Pacific conservation biology, Baulkham Hills, N.S.W., C1

journal
2008

Getting the measure of Marine Protected Areas: surface area or volume as measures for reserve system auditing?

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2008), Vol. 18, pp. 518-526, Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, Oxford, England, C1

journal

Role of multi-tenure reserve networks in improving reserve design and connectivity

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2008), Vol. 85, pp. 163-173, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Evolving governance arrangements in multi-tenure reserve networks

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2008), Vol. 35, pp. 5-7, Environmental conservation, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Ecosystem conservation in multi-tenure reserve networks : the contribution of land outside of publicly protected areas

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 250-262, Pacific conservation biology, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

Sea search : a community-based citizen science monitoring program for Victoria, Australia, Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries

A Boxshall, R Koss, G Wescott, K Miller

(2008), pp. 1-18, Community Development and Ecology : engaging ecological sustainability through community development, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2007

Perceptions and attitudes of land managers in multi-tenure reserve networks and the implications for conservation

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2007), Vol. 84, pp. 38-48, Journal of environmental management, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2006

The long and winding road : the development of a comprehensive, adequate and representative system of highly protected marine protected areas in Victoria, Australia

G Wescott

(2006), Vol. 49, pp. 905-922, Ocean and coastal management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Community involvement in marine and coastal management in Australia and Canada

M Binkley, A Gill, P Saunders, G Wescott

(2006), pp. 249-279, Towards principled oceans governance: Australian and Canadian approaches and challenges, London, England, B1

chapter

Is there a role for the federal government in implementing integrated coastal management in Australia?

G Wescott

(2006), pp. 29-34, Coastal management in Australia : key institutional and governance issues for coastal natural resource management and planning, Indooroopilly, Qld., B1-1

chapter
2005

History and attributes of selected Australian multi-tenure reserve networks

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2005), Vol. 36, pp. 75-93, Australian geographer, London, England, C1

journal

Integrated oceans management and the institutional performance of exclusive economic zones

R Reichelt, G Wescott

(2005), pp. 64-77, Sea change: the exclusive economic zone and governance institutions for living marine resources, Dordrecht, Netherlands, B1

chapter
2004

Protecting marine parks in reality: the role of regional and local communication programs

C Blayney, G Wescott

(2004), Vol. 11, pp. 126-128, Australasian journal of environmental management, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Implementing integrated coastal zone management through the use of coastal action plans: lessons from Victoria

A Cornish, G Wescott

(2004), Vol. 11, pp. 300-304, Australasian journal of environmental management, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Recreational use of a marine protected area: Point Lonsdale, Victoria

C Porter, G Wescott

(2004), Vol. 11, pp. 201-211, Australasian journal of environmental management, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The classification of lands managed for conservation : existing and proposed frameworks, with particular reference to Australia

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2004), Vol. 7, pp. 477-486, Environmental science & policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Are intertidal invertebrates adequately protected in Victoria?

K McNaught, G Wescott

(2004), Vol. 121, pp. 254-263, Victorian naturalist, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The theory and practice of coastal area planning: linking strategic planning to local communities

G Wescott

(2004), Vol. 32, pp. 95-100, Coastal management, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2002

Policy implications of the transfer of ownership of Scotia Sanctuary for the National Reserve System in Australia

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2002), Vol. 19, pp. 329-332, Environmental and planning law journal, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

journal

Integrated natural resource management in Australia: the opportunity offered by a national coastal policy

G Wescott

(2002), Vol. 9, pp. 138-140, Australian journal of environmental management, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Partnerships for capacity building: community, governments and universities working together

G Wescott

(2002), Vol. 45, pp. 549-571, Ocean & coastal management, London, England, C1

journal
2001

The role and contribution of private land in Victoria to biodiversity conservation and the protected area system

J Fitzsimons, G Wescott

(2001), Vol. 8, pp. 142-157, Australian journal of environmental management, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Partnerships for capacity building : community, governments and universities working together

G Wescott

(2001), pp. 549-571, Toward the 2002 World Summit on sustainable development, Johannesburg : Global Conference on Oceans and Coasts at Rio+10, Paris, France, E1-1

conference
1998

Reforming coastal management to improve community participation and integration in Victoria, Australia

G Wescott

(1998), Vol. 26, pp. 3-15, Coastal management, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal
1997

Certification and labelling as a new tool for sustainable forest management

A Wallis, D Stokes, G Wescott, T McGee

(1997), Vol. 4, pp. 224-238, Australian journal of environmental management, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Addressing institutional and social barriers to science impact in Coastal Zone Management (CSIRO Flagship Cluster)

A/Prof Kevin O'Toole, A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Anne Wallis, A/Prof Kelly Miller, Prof Monica Keneley, A/Prof Helen Scarborough, Prof Gerry Quinn, Dr Anna Macgarvey

CSIRONRF Grant - Wealth from Oceans - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • 2013: $22,984
  • 2012: $136,605
  • 2011: $68,647
  • 2010: $101,948

Other Public Sector Funding

Sea search: Community-based monitoring of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Victoria

A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott

  • 2010: $3,000
  • 2007: $3,000
  • 2006: $1,000

Industry and Other Funding

Current state of estuary protection, restoration and management in southern Australia

A/Prof Geoffrey Wescott, Dr Rebecca Koss

  • 2014: $15,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Sera Annette Elizabeth Blair

Thesis entitled: Community Conservation: investigating attitudes and engagement in threatened species recovery

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Amanda Cornish

Thesis entitled: Enhancing Horizontal Integration in Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Rebecca Koss

Thesis entitled: The Role of Environmental Stewardship in Nature Conservation

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2009

Renae Clark

Thesis entitled: Bioregional Planning: An Alternative Framework for Improved Biodiversity Conservation?

Master of Science (Ecology & Environment), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2007

Trevor Thornton

Thesis entitled: Clinical Waste Management in Victorian Hospitals

Doctor of Technology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2005

James Andrew Fitzsimons

Thesis entitled: The Contribution of Multi-tenure Reserve Networks to Biodiversity Conservation

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2004

Rochelle Patten

Thesis entitled: Living with Dungalah (Murray River)

Master of Applied Science, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2003

Sadiqul Awal

Thesis entitled: Development of a Universal Approach to Estuarine Planning and Management

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

1999

Christine Porter

Thesis entitled: Environmental management - Evaluation of the effectiveness of temperate water marine protected areas

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2017

Phillip Barend Roos

Thesis entitled: Regenerative-Adaptive Design for Coastal Settlements: A Pattern Language Approach to Future Resilience

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2014

Amy Shaw

Thesis entitled: BACKYARD BIODIVERSITY: COMMUNITY AND WILDLIFE GARDENER ATTITUDES AND PRACTICES

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2012

Justin Lawson

Thesis entitled: The Emergent Sea of Nature and Religion.

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2000

Anne Wallis

Thesis entitled: Toward Sustainable Forest Management: The Potential Contribution of Timber Certification and Product Labelling in Victoria

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences