Ecosystem assessment: links between science and community – the common ground?


  • Max Finlayson

  • Max Finlayson is an active member of the EMR Board and is a wetland ecologist with the Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (Locked Bag 2, Jabiru, NT 0886, Australia. Email: Max has a strong commitment to involving local communities and indigenous people in wetland wise use, and to ensuring improved understanding between scientists, managers and stakeholders. Recently, Max was awarded a Ramsar Convention ‘Recognition of Excellence’ award for his scientific work and his commitment to wetland conservation, particularly for his contributions towards Ramsar's wetland inventory, assessment, and monitoring protocols and guidelines now used as standards throughout the world.

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