Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesCentre for Environmental Policy

Chair in Risk Analysis and 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.



Marcoci A, Vercammen A, Bush M, et al., 2022, Reimagining peer review as an expert elicitation process, Bmc

Hemming V, Hanea A, Burgman M, 2022, What is a Good Calibration Question?, Risk Analysis: an International Journal, Vol:42, ISSN:0272-4332, Pages:264-278

Huan Y, Wang L, Burgman M, et al., 2022, A multi-perspective composite assessment framework for prioritizing targets of sustainable development goals, Sustainable Development, ISSN:0968-0802

Roura-Pascual N, Leung B, Rabitsch W, et al., 2021, Alternative futures for global biological invasions, Sustainability Science, Vol:16, ISSN:1862-4057, Pages:1637-1650

Stirling A, Burgman MA, 2021, Strengthening conservation science as a crisis discipline by addressing challenges of precaution, privilege, and individualism, Conservation Biology, Vol:35, ISSN:0888-8892, Pages:1738-1746

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