Mark Kennard
Griffith University

Mark Kennard profile photoProfessor Mark Kennard

Eastern node leader

Professor, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University

Deputy Dean (Research), Griffith Sciences

See Professor Kennard’s full research profile here.

E: m.kennard@griffith.edu.au

Research outputs linked to policy change and decision-making

Current academic employment and positions

  • 2021–present: professor, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
  • 2019–present: Deputy Dean (Research) –Sciences Group, Griffith University
  • 2020–2021: project leader, Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program. ‘GA-2000150 – Threatened species assessment and recovery in burnt coastal wallum wetlands’
  • 2021–2024: research theme leader, Murray–Darling Basin Authority, Murray–Darling water & environment research program theme 3: environmental outcomes
  • 2020–2021: project leader, Australian Department of the Environment and Energy. ‘Beetaloo Geological and Bioregional Assessment region baseline survey program’
  • 2020–2021: project leader, Queensland Department of Environment and Science: Research, Development and Innovation Priorities for the Queensland Water Modelling Network. ‘Modelling surface water availability to inform water security for freshwater biodiversity and human society in a changing climate’
  • 2018–2020: project leader: NESP NAERH.

Highest qualification

  • 2005: PhD, Griffith University, Queensland.

Major prizes, medals and honours

  • Whitley Medal from the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for the book ‘Ecology of Australian Freshwater Fishes’ (Eds) P. Humphries & K. Walker, CSIRO Publishing. The Whitley Medal is the most sought-after prize in zoological publishing in Australia
  • Griffith University Post-doctoral Fellowship (funding for 3 years)
  • Whitley Medal (with co-authors Brad Pusey and Angela Arthington) from the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for the book ‘Freshwater Fishes of North-Eastern Australia’, CSIRO Publishing
  • PhD Thesis Academic Excellence award, Office of Graduate Studies, Griffith University.

Roles on government or regional organisation committees

  • 2020: expert panel member, Queensland Department of Environment and Science – analysis of 2019/2020 bushfire impacts on conservation values in Queensland
  • 2020: expert panel member, Queensland Department of Environment and Science risk specialist group informing review of environmental regulation of resource activities in Queensland
  • 2012–2013: technical advisory group member, Murray–Darling Basin aquatic ecosystem classification project, Commonwealth Environmental Water Office
  • 2012–2013: scientific panel member, Cape York Peninsula World Heritage nomination, Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
  • 2012: science review panel member, Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, Victorian Government Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • 2009: science review panel member, Northern Australia Land and Water Taskforce
  • 2000–2006: technical advisory panel member, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water ‘Water Resource Plans for the Mary, Logan and Burnett River Basins’
  • 1999–present: Mary River Cod recovery team member, Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries.

Links with non-government groups or networks

  • Professor Kennard maintains strong collaborative links with many natural resource management groups, Indigenous groups, and professional societies.

My Projects

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

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