Dr Steven Cork

Steven Cork Ph.D is an ecologist and futurist who spent 25 years at CSIRO researching the ecology of Australian and North American mammals and the interactions between biodiversity and human welfare. He led CSIRO's Ecosystem Services Program (1998–2002) and played a key role in writing the scenarios for the World's ecological futures for the United Nations' Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. His career has focussed strongly on interactions between science and policy and he spent five years working as a policy officer in the Australian Government's Environment Department. He is now Principal Consultant at EcoInsights, where he works as a futurist, strategist and ecological advisor. He also leads a major project on the Resilience of Australia in the private sustainability R&D organisation Australia 21.

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