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Dr Rick Zentelis
SRW Scholarship Graduated 2017

Dr

Rick Zentelis

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

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.

Supervisor:
Professor David Lindenmayer
  • Bombing for Biodiversity: Integrating the Military Training and Environmental Values of Military Training Areas; Zentelis, Rick Aleksander. 2017. Dissertation/Thesis, The Australian National University. 10.25911/5d6cf9df1db2e
  • Conservation: Manage military land for the environment; Zentelis, Rick; Lindenmayer, David. Nature, 12/2014, Volume 516, Issue 7530
  • Principles for integrated environmental management of military training areas; Rick Zentelis; David Lindenmayer; J Dale Roberts; et al. Land Use Policy, 04/2017, Volume 63
  • Bombing for Biodiversity—Enhancing Conservation Values of Military Training Areas: Bombing for biodiversity; Zentelis, Rick; Lindenmayer, David. Conservation Letters, 07/2015, Volume 8, Issue 4
  • Towards integrated management of Australia’s ecologically significant military training areas; Zentelis, Rick; Lindenmayer, David; Roberts, J Dale; et al. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 04/2018, Volume 25, Issue 2
 
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