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Speaking multiple languages: practice, management and ecology. Interview with Ian Perkins


  • Ian Perkins,

  • Tein McDonald

  • A familiarity with field work, science and planning allows for rapid transfer of information between science and practice. This interview with ecological restoration planner Ian Perkins shows how insights from all fields can be integrated into ecological planning to improve on-ground outcomes.

Ian Perkinshas been a bush regeneration practitioner, ecological restoration consultant, teacher and planner. He is currently Senior Environmental Planner at Bankstown City Council (Bankstown City Council, City Planning and Environment – Urban Policy and Planning, PO Box 8, Bankstown, NSW 1885, Australia; Tel.: +61 2 9707 9564;; Tein McDonald is Editor of EMR; Email: