Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Director of CEP,Chair in Risk Analysis &Environmental Policy



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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.



Hemming V, Hanea A, Burgman M, 2021, What’s a good question? The effect of irrelevant questions on performance weighted aggregation of experts, Risk Analysis: an International Journal, ISSN:0272-4332

Ball JCG, Burgman M, Goldman ED, et al., 2021, Protecting biodiversity and economic returns in resource rich tropical forests, Conservation Biology, Vol:35, ISSN:0888-8892, Pages:263-273

Bolam FC, Mair L, Angelico M, et al., 2021, How many bird and mammal extinctions has recent conservation action prevented?, Conservation Letters, Vol:14, ISSN:1755-263X, Pages:1-11

Burgman M, Addison PFE, Stephenson PJ, et al., 2020, Bringing sustainability to life: A framework to guide biodiversity indicator development for business performance management, Business Strategy and the Environment, Vol:29, ISSN:0964-4733, Pages:3303-3313

van Gelder T, Kruger A, Thomman S, et al., 2020, Improving analytic reasoning via crowdsourcing and structured analytic techniques, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, ISSN:1555-3434

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