Maryam Ahmad – Maryam is passionate about the connection between environmental science and environmental policy. Having spent the past 10 years working on that interface at CSIRO, she am currently undertaking research to understand what makes for best practice knowledge generation and dissemination processes between scientists and policy makers. CSIRO profile

Tim CaponTim’s research draws on economic theories of decision-making under risk and uncertainty to understand the factors that shape decisions and market outcomes. Applications include work on economic resilience, disaster mitigation, climate change adaptation decision-making, the design of market-based instruments for natural resource management, and the economics of plant and animal biosecurity. A particular research interest is the use of real options analysis to investigate economic resilience. CSIRO profile;

Sabrina Chakori – Sabrina is a passionate systems modeler (systems thinking, system dynamics, network analysis), she believes that systems approaches are crucial to understanding and tackling current socio-ecological wicked problems.

Mike Dunlop – Mike is an integration scientist with CSIRO Environment in Canberra, Australia, specialising in transformational climate adaptation. His work helps managers and policymakers anticipate and prepare for the implications of future climate change, with a focus on the social and institutional dimensions of climate adaptation. Mike works with government agencies and NGOs in the biodiversity conservation, land and water management and disaster risk reduction sectors, in Australia and overseas. His work involves using co-production to help partners understand how values, rules and knowledge shape decision making, and how they can influence these factors to enable changes in management and policy to accommodate transformational climate change. CSIRO profile

Nicky Grigg – Nicky works in interdisciplinary teams on a diverse range of projects concerned with global change and social-ecological systems. She brings experience in mathematical modelling and analysis of social-ecological systems. Current and recent projects she has worked on include: the development and application of a resilience, adaptation and transformation assessment framework for sustainability projects; interdisciplinary river basin analyses in South Asia; and projects exploring alternative futures for Australia through scenario and modelling analysis, including explorations of Australia’s vulnerability to natural hazards, and characterising societal benefits from water management. CSIRO profile; Google Scholar

Seona Meharg – Seona is an integration scientist working on research for development projects, exploring the theory and practice of implementation in complex adaptation projects. CSIRO profile

Claudia Munera-Roldan – Claudia Munera-Roldan is an interdisciplinary researcher and practitioner. Her work and research focus on the interface science-policy-practice in environmental governance arrangements, co-production, and futures. Claudia is interested in applying future-oriented approaches, exploring options towards strategic thinking and collective learning to navigate global changes, considering the linkages between local communities, private and public sector initiatives to find options towards sustainable futures.

Emma Woodward – Emma is an applied geographer whose research addresses issues that emerge at the critical nexus of the environment, interest groups with their individual priorities, and decision-making processes. She is an expert in the use of co-research practice and participatory methods to investigate and reveal the role of diverse people, knowledges and values to inform regional natural and cultural resource planning and management in Australia. Her research with Indigenous co-researchers also aims to address the challenges of, and harness future opportunities in relation to, reconciliation and ‘Closing the Gap’. CSIRO profile; Google Scholar

Kim Zoeller is an interdisciplinary scientist, with specific expertise in assessing how important interactions at different levels of ecological and social organisation contributes to human wellbeing and fosters support for conservation and other forms of nature stewardship. As a postdoctoral fellow for the Functional Ecosystems project, Kim seeks to investigate the social-ecological context for ecosystem function indicators.