Eric Nordberg
University of New England

Dr Eric NordbergEric Nordberg

Senior Lecturer (Applied Ecology and Landscape Management), University of New England.

See Dr Nordberg’s full research profile here.


Research outputs linked to policy change and decision-making

  • Approach to assist decision-making in management: Wambiana biodiversity project (as a PhD student under Prof. Lin Schwarzkopf). Impact: teaching graziers that better land management could enhance biodiversity and improve profit. How the impact was achieved: field days, workshops, talks, multiple publications.

Current academic employment and positions

  • 2020 – present: Senior Lecturer (Applied Ecology and Landscape Management) at University of New England

Highest qualification

  • 2018: PhD (Ecology) James Cook University, Townsville, QLD

Major prizes, medals, and honours

  • 2023: 3 R’s Animal Ethics Award – University of New England
  • 2020: Early Career Researcher Open Access Champion Award – James Cook University
  • 2020: Michael Bull Award for Early career Nature Scientists – Nature Foundation

Roles on government or regional organisation committees

  • 2020 – present: Turtles Forever Steering Committee member – boosting endangered Western saw-shelled turtles populations through pest management, head-starting, and on-ground conservation actions with land holders.
  • 2023 – present: Biodiversity Reference Group – representative of local community group leading discussions with renewable energy projects in the New England region

My projects


My Projects

Current projectCompleted project
NESP RLH, 2021-2027NESP, 2015-2021NERP, 2012-2015TRaCK, 2005-present