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- I am passionate about conserving ecosystems and the species within them.
- Short term, I plan to continue my studies by completing a PhD examining how tourism contributes to the conservation of birds in the Western Pacific and what opportunities there are for sustainable community development.
- Long term, I hope to influence how decision makers and the general community conserve biodiversity while maintaining sustainable economic development.
Mrs Rochelle Steven
|Griffith School of Environment Honours Program||Gold Coast|
|Year Graduated: 2011|
Areas of Interest
- Bird conservation and ecology
- Plant conservation and ecology
- Wildlife management and conservation
- All of the above in the context of the Western Pacific region
- Awarded Environmental Sciences Medal
- Awarded Griffith Award for Academic Excellence 2010, 2009, 2008
- Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology) Third Year Award 2010 (Sponsored by GHD)
- Bachelor of Science (Ecology and Conservation Biology) First Year Award 2008 (Sponsored by Griffith School of Environment)
- Griffith School of Environment Head of School Commendation for High Achievement 2010, 2009, 2008
- GPA ~ 6.5 (on a scale of 1-7, with 7 being the highest)
Key Work Experience or Community Involvement
- International Centre for Ecotourism Research 2010-2011, Research Assistant - Threatened species and tourism, Australian alpine vegetation management projects
- Environmental Futures Centre 2009-2011, Research Assistant - field research assistant and data management
- Friends of Federation Walk 2008-2009, Volunteer - revegetation of sand dune community at the Spit, Gold Coast
Professional Development and Recognition
- Publication - Steven, R., Pickering, C. and Castley, J.G. (2011) A review of the impacts of nature based recreation on birds. Journal of Environmental Management 92, 2287-2294.
- International Symposium Seminar - Steven, R., Pickering, C. and Castley, J.G. (2011) A review of the impacts of nature based recreation on birds. People in Parks, Managing the environmental impacts of visitors, Griffith University Gold Coast November 2011.
- Conference Seminar - Steven, R., Pickering, C. and Castley, J.G. (2011) A review of the impacts of nature based recreation on birds. AASG Conference, Griffith University Southbank July 2011.
- Industry Mentoring Program (2010) Gold Coast City Council
- Microsoft Office
- Geographic Information Systems (ArcGIS)
- SPSS, Vortex PVA
- Literature review skills - identifying key resources and references for desk top research