Francisco Gelves-Gomez

Francisco is a PhD student and sessional academic at the School of Social Sciences, The University of the Sunshine Coast, QLD. His main academic interests lie at the interface between the natural and social sciences. Much of his work is focused on critical aspects of biodiversity conservation and conservation social sciences. He also studies complex socio-ecological systems and the application of these forms of thinking for management and governance of land and sea. His PhD (Geography) research is a more-than-human exploration of adaptive management in protected areas.

Supervisors: Professor Ruth Beilin (University of Melbourne), Professor Jennifer Carter and Dr Shannon Brincat (The University of the Sunshine Coast)

More information at: ORCID

Contact: Francisco.gelvesgomez [at]

Francisco Gelves-Gomez

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and pay respects to elders – past, present and emerging. We aim to work together with Traditional Custodians to develop solutions to environmental problems in genuine partnership, respecting and appreciating their knowledge, culture, history and world views.