Dr Blair Parsons

Blair holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Western Australia and has over 20 years of experience in ecological research, management and consultancy working across much of Western Australia.

As Greening Australia’s General Manager for Science and Design, Blair leads our national team of highly-skilled science and planning experts in the design, monitoring and evaluation of ecological restoration, as well as strategy and research.

Blair is passionate about accelerating positive environmental change and seeing Greening Australia’s restoration efforts generate multiple benefits for biodiversity, people and productivity based on sound science. His specialisations and research experience include landscape and restoration ecology, terrestrial vertebrate ecology, biodiversity offsets, Conservation Action Planning, threatened species monitoring and conservation management, GIS and habitat and distribution modelling.

Prior to joining Greening Australia, Blair has held roles in ecological consultancy, and with Australian Wildlife Conservancy and CSIRO, focusing on biodiversity surveys, threatened species research and monitoring, environmental impact assessments, biodiversity offsets and spatial ecology. Blair maintains strong links across a range of sectors including academia, government, industry, consultancy and natural resource management.

Collectively, we have a responsibility to ensure that Australia’s incredible biodiversity is valued, conserved and restored. With Greening Australia, I am fortunate to be able to collaborate and work with amazing people across a vast range of landscapes to further this mission and achieve genuine biodiversity gains.

Dr Blair Parsons