Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Director of CEP,Chair in Risk Analysis &Environmental Policy



m.burgman CV




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Mark Burgman is Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Conservation Biology.  Previously, he was Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He works on expert judgement, ecological modelling, conservation biology and risk assessment.  He has written models for biosecurity, medicine regulation, marine fisheries, forestry, irrigation, electrical power utilities, mining, and national park planning.  He received a BSc from the University of New South Wales (1974), an MSc from Macquarie University, Sydney (1981), and a PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1987). He worked as a consultant ecologist and research scientist in Australia, the United States and Switzerland during the 1980’s before joining the University of Melbourne in 1990. He joined CEP in February, 2017. He has published over two hundred and fifty refereed papers and book chapters and seven authored books. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2006.



Flander L, Dixon W, McBride M, et al., Facilitated expert judgment of environmental risks: acquiring and analyzing imprecise data, International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management, ISSN:1466-8297

Dodd AJ, Ainsworth N, Hauser CE, et al., 2017, Prioritizing plant eradication targets by re-framing the project prioritization protocol (PPP) for use in biosecurity applications, Biological Invasions, Vol:19, ISSN:1387-3547, Pages:859-873

Fidler F, Chee YE, Wintle BC, et al., 2017, Metaresearch for Evaluating Reproducibility in Ecology and Evolution, Bioscience, Vol:67, ISSN:0006-3568, Pages:282-289

Keith DA, Butchart SHM, Regan HM, et al., 2017, Inferring extinctions I: A structured method using information on threats, Biological Conservation, Vol:214, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:320-327


, Trusting Judgements How to Get the Best out of Experts, ISBN:9781107112087

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