Dr Mark Lonsdale
Fenner School for Environment and Society
Australian National University
Mark is an Honorary Professor at the Fenner School for Environment and Society, Australian National University. He has studied plant ecology at the University of East Anglia UK and taught at the Federal University of Technology Nigeria. He joined CSIRO in 1984 and has been Chief of the Ecosystems Science Division and later led CSIRO’s $28M p.a. biodiversity research portfolio in Canberra. He has held various roles including inaugural co-chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES (2013-2018), Professorial Fellow at Charles Darwin University, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Monash University, and Chair of the Independent Technical Reference Group, Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Management Plan. Enhancing relationships between scientists and end users, especially policy makers, and generating strong and enduring leadership for the ecosystem science community are areas of interest to Mark.