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.
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