A/Prof. Geoffrey Wescott



Honorary Fellow


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Life & Env. Sciences


Off-Campus (Home)


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


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.


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.