Dr Mat Hardy


The University of Melbourne

Mat is a postdoctoral research fellow based at The University of Melbourne, working with the hub leaders of the National Environmental Science Program and project partners to develop a framework for Integrated Environmental Assessment in Australia.

Mat completed his PhD at RMIT University in 2017, his thesis focusing on decision-making in private land conservation. Mat's research interests focus on bridging the gap between applied research and practical implementation, with a particular emphasis on conserving nature on private land, drawing from skills and experience gained through previous positions at Trust for Nature (Victoria), the Australian Land Conservation Alliance, and Greening Australia.

Publications
Protecting nature on private land using revolving funds: Assessing property suitability.
Elsevier
Framing the private land conservation conversation: Strategic framing of the benefits of conservation participation could increase landholder engagement
Environmental Science & Policy