Blair is passionate about accelerating positive environmental change and generating benefits for biodiversity, people and productivity based on sound science. Blair holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Western Australia and has over 20 years of experience in ecological research, management and consultancy working across much of Australia. His specialisations and experience include landscape and restoration ecology, terrestrial vertebrate ecology, threatened species monitoring and conservation management, GIS and distribution modelling.
As Greening Australia’s General Manager for Science and Design, Blair leads a national team of science and planning experts in the design, monitoring and evaluation of ecological restoration, as well as strategy and research. Prior to joining Greening Australia, Blair has held roles in ecological consultancy, and with Australian Wildlife Conservancy and CSIRO, focusing on biodiversity surveys, threatened species research and monitoring, environmental impact assessments, biodiversity offsets and spatial ecology. Blair maintains strong links across a range of sectors including academia, government, industry, consultancy and natural resource management.