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Professor Stuart Bunn

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Stuart Bunn

Director
Australian Rivers Institute
+61 (0)7 3735 7407 (Work)
N78 4.30, Nathan Campus

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BIO

Professor Bunn is the Director of the Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. His major research interests are in the ecology of river and wetland systems with a particular focus on the science to underpin river management. Stuart has extensive experience working with international and Australian government agencies and with industry on water resource management issues. He is a member of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and has previously served as an Australian National Water Commissioner, the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Lake Eyre Basin Ministerial Forum, and as a Director of Land and Water Australia. He currently chairs the Science Committee for Healthy Land and Water Limited and was recently appointed as a member of the Earth Commission, hosted by Future Earth.

GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS

  • Director
    Australian Rivers Institute1 Jan 2007
  • Professor In Ecology
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 1999
  • Director
    Centre for Riverine Landscapes, Australia1 Jan 2003 - 31 Dec 2006
  • Director
    Centre for Catchment & In-Stream Research, Australia1 Jan 1996 - 31 Dec 2002
  • Associate Professor in Ecology
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 1998 - 31 Dec 1999
  • Senior Lecturer in Ecology
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 1995 - 31 Dec 1997
  • Lecturer in Ecology
    Griffith University, Australia1 Jan 1988 - 31 Dec 1994

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Sessional Lecturer
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada1 Jul 1986 - 31 Dec 1987
  • Research Officer
    University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia1 Jul 1985 - 30 Jun 1986

NON-ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • Member
    Murray Darling Basin Authority, Canberra, Australia15 May 2018
  • Commissioner
    National Water Commission, Canberra, Australia29 Aug 2008 - 30 Jun 2012
  • Director
    Land and Water Australia, Canberra, Australia1 Jul 1999 - 30 Jun 2002

DEGREES

  • Bachelor Of Science With Honours
    University of Western Australia1976 - 1980
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Western Australia1981 - 1995

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Senior Ecologist
    Ecological Society of America1 Jul 2010 - 30 Jun 2021

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