Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Australian National University
PhD title: Bombing for Biodiversity: Integrating the Military Training and Environmental Values of Military Training Areas
Rick’s PhD looked at a better way to manage military training areas (MTAs). He used his unique experience and in depth knowledge of environmental management to develop a MTA management model that will increase training utility, reduce costs associated with training area management and increase environmental protection. The model is also applicable to sectors such as forestry and agriculture.
Rick has been employed by the Department of Defence since 2005. He has been involved in the environmental management of the Defence Estate, developing the department’s policies and approaches on biodiversity, heritage, biosecurity, bushfire and erosion.
Zentelis, R, Lindenmayer, D 2014, Conservation: Manage military land for the environment, Nature, 516, article no 7530.
Zentelis, R, Lindenmayer, D 2015, Bombing for Biodiversity—Enhancing Conservation Values of Military Training Areas, Conservation Letters, 8(4), pp. 299-305.
Zentels, R 2017 ‘Bombing for Biodiversity: Integrating the Military Training and Environmental Values of Military Training Areas’, PhD Thesis, The Australian National University, Canberra
Zentelis, R, Lindenmayer, D, Roberts, J, & Dovers, S 2017, Principles for integrated environmental management of military training areas,.Land Use Policy, 63, pp. 186-195.
Zentelis, R, Lindenmayer, D, Roberts, J & Dover, S 2018, Towards integrated management of Australia’s ecologically significant military training areas, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 25(2), pp. 193-211.