Jennifer Mairi MacdonaldCharles Darwin University | CDU · Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods
Jennifer Mairi Macdonald
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Research Associate at Charles Darwin University, collaborating across northern Australia
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Many wetlands around the world are vulnerable to invasive species and are also culturally important for Indigenous peoples. Yet, translating the complex values Indigenous peoples hold for wetlands into management actions to mitigate the impacts of invasive species can be difficult to put into practice. In this paper, we draw on an Indigenous‐led pr...
The scholarship and practice of responsibly navigating the disruptive possibilities of new technologies has yet to fully consider Indigenous worldviews. We draw on Indigenous-led research in northern Australia’s Kakadu National Park to reflect on research practices for responsibly navigating the introduction of aerial drones as a tool for local Ind...
Sustainability science research conducted with Indigenous collaborators must be Indigenous-led and achieve impacts that are grounded in local values and priorities, both for ethical reasons and to achieve more robust outcomes. However, there has been limited focus on determining how best to evaluate the way research is used, shared and created to a...
Richard J. Martin, The Gulf Country: The Story of People and Place in Outback Queensland, Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2019. 208 pp., ISBN: 9 7817 6063 1659, A$29.99.
This essay narrates the ‘slow violence’, or creeping environmental harms taking place within contemporary environmental governance. It centres on a tall, dense and highly flammable introduced pasture species Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus), which was listed as a weed across north Australian jurisdictions in 2008. Since this time, it has continued...
The Indigenous land and sea management (ILSM) movement in Australia is an Indigenous-led initiative based on strong and complex obligations to care for Country, now supported through government and non-government funding programs. As these programs mature, ILSM practitioners and collaborators are grappling with how to evaluate success, a requiremen...
As partnerships between Indigenous peoples and conservation practitioners mature, new methods are being sought to assess their effectiveness. The increasing diversity of income sources mobilised by Indigenous land and sea managers in Australia is intensifying the pressures on them to demonstrate their ‘effectiveness’ through a range of frameworks,...