Glenn Albrecht is Professor of Sustainability at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, whose transdisciplinary research is in the domain of sustainability and ecosystem health. Glenn has also produced research papers in environmental history, transdisciplinarity, sustainability, environmental politics, environmental and animal ethics.
Dr Albrecht has publications in international refereed journals where the focus of his work has been complexity in relation to human and ecosystem health. In 2001, with co-authors, he produced a major international publication: Health Social Science: A Transdisciplinary and Complexity Perspective with Oxford University Press. His most recent publications have presented the new concept of 'solastalgia', a form of human distress related to the lived experience of negatively perceived environmental change.
His recent ARC funded research projects include a collaborative study into the relationship between human and ecosystem health in the coal mining region of the Upper Hunter of NSW and the ethics of feral buffalo control in Arnhem Land. Current ARC funded research projects include, the geographies and bioethics of the thoroughbred horse industry and ecological footprint analysis for policy makers
New initiatives at Murdoch University include a "resilient regions" research project that will examine the resilience of various regions within Western Australia.
This is introducing yet another new type of StW post; namely, a pointer to a lecture recorded during an event (usually here at UWA). Those post are identified by the new icon at the top right:
Modern humans have rapidly changed the conditions that were prevalent during their emergence as a species some 200,000 years ago. For tens of thousands of years humans lived within the constraints of their bioregions and made adaptive adjustments to climatic and biophysical changes. Within the last 10,000 years, humans have successfully colonised nearly every type of ecosystem and bioregion on the planet.