Alex Kusmanoff

Project Researcher
RMIT University

Dr Alex Kusmanoff has a background in law and environmental science, and has previously worked in various policy roles for the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. He completed a PhD with the RMIT Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group which investigated framing techniques for enhancing conservation messages. This research applied social science concepts, particularly from psychology and economics, to empirically test alternatively-framed information, and to analyse contemporary conservation communications.

Publications
Understanding Australia’s national feral cat control effort
Wildlife Research
Five lessons to guide more effective biodiversity conservation message framing
Conservation Biology
Messaging matters: A systematic review of conservation messaging literature - Factsheet
TSR Hub
Messaging matters: a systematic review of the conservation messaging literature - Journal
Biological Conservation
Improving communication and community buy-in to threatened species conservation
TSR Hub
Ask not what nature can do for you: A critique of ecosystem services as a communication strategy
Elsevier
Targeting Australia’s highest biodiversity impact behaviours
TSR Hub
Framing the private land conservation conversation: Strategic framing of the benefits of conservation participation could increase landholder engagement
Environmental Science & Policy