Christine Schlesinger

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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1994 …2023

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Associate Professor Christine Schlesinger is the Head of the Environment Discipline in the Faculty of Science and Technology, and researcher in the Research Instritute of Environment and Livelihoods. 

Christine is a leading arid zone ecologist focussed on the ecology and conservation of arid zone fauna (including birds, reptiles and mammals) and has conducted extensive research on the impacts of invasive grass on plants, animals, fire and social and cultural well-being.  She has a long-standing professional comittment to advancing environmental, educational and social outcomes in central Australia and the Northern Territory.   She is comitted to working with First Nations people as a co-conspirator, and has worked closely with Arrernte and Anangu peoples of central Australia over two decades. She increasingly works in cross-disciplinary spaces, with a focus on linking ecological and social outcomes, drawing on decolonial, peace ecology, conflict resolution and environmnetal and more-than-human justice frameworks.

Christine teaches advanced field ecology and wildlife management.  She leads the Arid Zone Wildlife Ecology & Conservation lab located at the Alice Springs campus.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The effect of a temporally variable environment and grazing on lizards in mulga (Acacia aneura) shrublands of central Australia

Award Date: 1 May 2000

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