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.



Voulvoulis N, Burgman MA, 2019, The contrasting roles of science and technology in environmental challenges, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Vol:49, ISSN:1064-3389, Pages:1079-1106

Vercammen A, Burgman M, 2019, Untapped potential of collective intelligence in conservation and environmental decision making., Conserv Biol

Marcoci A, Burgman M, Kruger A, et al., 2019, Better Together: Reliable Application of the Post-9/11 and Post-Iraq US Intelligence Tradecraft Standards Requires Collective Analysis, Frontiers in Psychology, Vol:9, ISSN:1664-1078

Marcoci A, Vercammen A, Burgman M, 2019, ODNI as an analytic ombudsman: is Intelligence Community Directive 203 up to the task?, Intelligence and National Security, Vol:34, ISSN:0268-4527, Pages:205-224

Thompson CJ, Kodikara S, Burgman MA, et al., 2019, Bayesian updating to estimate extinction from sequential observation data, Biological Conservation, Vol:229, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:26-29

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