Professor Philip Gibbons is a Professor in the Fenner School of Environment and Society.

He undertakes research and teaches courses related to biodiversity conservation, fire and environmental impact assessment. He has previously worked for land management agencies in the Victorian and New South Wales governments and the CSIRO.

Professor Gibbons’ research focuses on improving environmental impact assessment and environmental offset policy, how to manage landscapes to reduce the loss of houses and other assets during wildfires and ecological restoration in natural and urban landscapes. He works closely with Commonwealth and state governments, non-government agencies and the private sector.

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Artificial trees capture new bird species on candid camera

An experiment from The Australian National University (ANU) using artificial trees has attracted birds and other wildlife never…

23 August 2019

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