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 Science and Planning Manager in Western Australia, Blair leads a team of highly skilled staff in the planning, design, innovation, improvement and monitoring 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, Conservation Action Planning, biodiversity offsets, threatened species monitoring and conservation management, GIS and habitat and distribution modelling.
Prior to joining Greening Australia, Blair led an ecological consultancy team, conducting biodiversity surveys, threatened species monitoring programmes, environmental impact assessments and biodiversity offsets. His previous roles have also included working for CSIRO as part of a collaborative research team focused on applying conservation theory to the environment, and as a Spatial Ecologist for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy. Blair maintains strong links across a range of sectors including academia, government, industry, consultancy and natural resource management.