Dr Ian Cresswell is currently Research Director in CSIRO Land & Water running the Biodiversity, Ecosystem Knowledge and Services Program, leading the development of biodiversity and landscape management science. Dr Cresswell has extensive experience working in environment and sustainable development both nationally and internationally, across the terrestrial and marine domains.
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