Venter, Oscar

PhD University of Queensland, Australia Professor, Landscape Conservation and Management FRBC West Fraser Conservation Solutions Research Chair
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  • Prince George


I am an applied conservation scientist, which means I do science with direct application to the ongoing biodiversity crises. The Earth is under immense pressure from human enterprise, just 23% of land and 13% of the oceans can be considered intact. Still, there are solutions for balancing human needs with those of a healthy planet. Finding these solutions usually involves an elucidation of the trade-offs and synergies among economic production, ecosystem services and conservation in natural and human modified ecosystems.

Research and Expertise

In the Conservation Solutions Lab, interdisciplinary methods are combined with the big data revolution to develop actionable science for pressing conservation issues. We work by collaborating closely with each other and our outside network, and we almost always co-develop our research with conservation practitioners.

Research Fields:
  • Biodiversity/Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Sustainability
Areas of Expertise:

Conservation Science and Practice

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MSc NRES
  • PhD NRES
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications