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

Hanea AM, McBride MF, Burgman MA, et al., 2018, The Value of Performance Weights and Discussion in Aggregated Expert Judgments., Risk Anal

Burgman MA, Tennant M, Voulvoulis N, et al., 2018, Facilitating the transition to sustainable green chemistry., Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

Teel TL, Anderson CB, Burgman MA, et al., 2018, Publishing social science research in Conservation Biology to move beyond biology, Conservation Biology, Vol:32, ISSN:0888-8892, Pages:6-8


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

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