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Professor Pierre Horwitz

Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5558, Email: p.horwitz@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO19.333
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5558
Facsimile: +61 8 9400 5509
Email: p.horwitz@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.333  

 

Pierre is a Professor in the School of Science.

Current Teaching

  • Case Studies in Science
  • Catchment Health and Management
  • Water and Wetlands Management
  • Sustainable Water Resource Management
  • Current Issues in Natural Sciences (postgraduate unit)
  • Research Methods (Faculty-wide unit)
  • Honours and Postgraduate (Research) Coordinator

Background

  • 2011: Professor, Edith Cowan University
  • 2002-2011: Associate Professor, Edith Cowan University
  • 1995-2001: Senior Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
  • 1992-1994: Lecturer, Edith Cowan University
  • 1987-1991: Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Australian Society for Limnology (1983-)
  • Member Ecological Society of Australia (1995-)
  • Member National Tertiary Education Union (1992-)
  • Member International Association for Ecology & Health (2003-)
  • Member Bush Heritage Australia (1998-)
  • Member, Royal Society of Western Australia (1987-)
  • Member of the International Association of Astacology (1987-)

Awards and Recognition

Other

  • Founding Co-Editor, EcoHealth journal (ISI-listed)
  • Has held senior positions in the Australian Society for Limnology (ASL; including as its President for a two year term 1999-2001); in Bush Heritage Australia Inc., a philanthropic organisation; in the International Association for Ecology and Health (elected as the founding Vice-President in 2006 and served for four years); and as a Founding Director of the Blackwood River Foundation.
  • Appointed as theme coordinator (Wetlands and Human Health) for the Ramsar International Convention on Wetlands’ Scientific and Technical Review Panel for the 2009-2012 triennium, and has been selected for participation in other international scientific missions.
  • Dr Horwitz has also been recognised for excellence in postgraduate supervision, and has examined 16 PhD theses in the last 12 years.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Aquatic Ecology and Management
  • Health and Ecology; Ecosystem Health
  • Water and wetlands management
  • The formation, degradation and management of organic rich soils; the effects of fire regimes on soil and water quality
  • Taxonomy, biogeography and conservation status of aquatic invertebrates.
  • The effects of forestry, fire, agriculture and urbanisation on aquatic faunas and aquatic processes
  • Developing general indicators for the relationships between human health, community vitality and biophysical conditions of the environment
  • Developing community participation and involvement in aquatic environmental issues, natural resource management issues
  • Using narratives for landscape restoration and community capacity building in rural and regional areas

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania, 1986.
  • Bachelor of Science Honours, The University of Western Australia, 1980.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • The Predicting and Managing the Impacts of Wildfire and Prescription Burns on Water Quality and Water-Related Assets Project,  Water Corporation,  Grant,  2019 - 2023,  $1,587,150.
  • Securing health in Fiji through strengthened health systems and integrated water management to tackle the Three Plagues: typhoid, dengue and leptospirosis.,  National Health and Medical Research Council,  DFAT - Stronger Systems For Health Security Call,  2018 - 2022,  $375,179.
  • Locating loss from climate change in everyday places,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Discovery Projects,  2018 - 2022,  $209,656.
  • Genetic diversity of Western Australian Cherax species,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2019 - 2020,  $26,700.
  • Environmental monitoring and investigations for the Gnangara Mound – Gnangara wetland macroinvertebrate and water quality monitoring,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Tender,  2019 - 2020,  $27,723.
  • Environmental monitoring and investigations for the Gnangara and Jandakot Mounds – Gnangara wetland macroinvertebrate and water quality monitoring,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Tender,  2018 - 2019,  $23,748.
  • Gingin Brook groundwater dependent aquatic fauna studies,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2019,  $43,640.
  • Development of non-lethal methods to assess stress and reproductive status of the hairy marron, Cherax tenuimanus: a critically endangered freshwater crayfish.,  Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development,  Grant,  2017 - 2019,  $14,250.
  • Assessing the implications of revising threshold levels on wetland and bushland values for sites in Statement 819 – Gnangara Groundwater Resources,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2019,  $38,582.
  • Enhancing research collaborations at the nexus of ecology and human health,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $6,270.
  • Research the Modes of forest-based poverty alleviation of the farmer live in the Northeast of Vietnam,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2015 - 2018,  $60,000.
  • A collaborative national and international interdisciplinary research agenda to investigate the development, application and governance of pesticides.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.
  • Environmental Monitoring and Investigations for the Gnangara Mound - Macroinvertebrate and Water Quality Monitoring,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Tender,  2017 - 2018,  $22,441.
  • Designing water quality monitoring protocols in catchments after severe wildfires: the 2016 Harvey River Basin case study.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Scheme - 2016 Open Round,  2016 - 2017,  $708,000.
  • Environmental Monitoring and Investigations for the Gnangara Mound - Macroinvertebrate and Water Quality Monitoring,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Tender,  2016 - 2017,  $20,875.
  • Quantification of the Biodiversity of the Lake MacLeod Northern Ponds,  Dampier Salt Limited Perth Division,  Grant-Dampsalt,  2010 - 2016,  $433,711.
  • Macroinvertebrates of the Chittering Lake,  Chittering Valley Land Conservation District Committee,  Grant,  2016,  $9,780.
  • Environmental Monitoring and Investigations for the Gnangara and Jandakot Mounds - Macroinvertebrate and Water Quality Monitoring,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Tender,  2013 - 2016,  $104,881.
  • The impact of nutrient load on Ostracoda (Crustacea) diversity in Perth lakes and wetlands (WA).,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2015 (Round 1),  2015 - 2016,  $97,601.
  • Foundational aspects for a research consortium on health, water and landscapes: a database and a learning network,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Development Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $80,624.
  • Dampier Salts sites and ponds and their importance for migratory and other shorebirds,  Dampier Salt Limited Perth Division,  Grant-Dampsalt,  2010 - 2015,  $394,997.
  • Rottnest Island Salt Lakes – Feasibility of a Ramsar Site Nomination,  Rottnest Island Authority,  Grant,  2013 - 2014,  $5,000.
  • Management of Brine Disposal into Inland Ecosystems,  National Centre of Excellence in Desalination,  NCED - Funding Rounds,  2011 - 2014,  $1,089,433.
  • The Social Ecology of Ningaloo Tourism,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Ningaloo Cluster Project Scholarship,  2008 - 2013,  $75,000.
  • Project 4.1 - Wetland Macroinvertebrates and Water Quality (Gnangara Mound),  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2013,  $184,031.
  • Adapting to climate change: a risk assessment and decision framework for managing groundwater dependent ecosystems with declining water levels,  National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility,  National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF),  2012 - 2013,  $85,180.
  • A Cultural Geography of the Leschenault Estuary: A social values study,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $93,515.
  • Characterisation of Fish Usage of Yarragadee Discharge Based on Water Chemistry,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2007 - 2011,  $18,883.
  • Useability Index for the Swan Canning Riverpark,  Swan River Trust,  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $60,000.
  • Ecosystem Services and Productive Base in the Murray Darling Basin,  Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre,  Grant,  2009 - 2010,  $10,000.
  • STCRC - Sustainable Resources Research Fellow,  CRC Centre for Sustainable Tourism,  Fellowship,  2008 - 2010,  $185,096.
  • Data Audit and Research Framework for the Northern Ponds of Lake MacLeod,  Dampier Salt Limited Perth Division,  Grant-Dampsalt,  2009 - 2010,  $25,000.
  • Wetland Macroinvertebrates and Water Quality (Northeast Gnangara Mound),  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $14,375.
  • Surface and Interstitial Invertebrate Communities in Tributraties of the Blackwood River Receiving Discharge From the Leederville Aquifer,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $21,212.
  • Surface and Interstitial Invertebrate Communities in Ephemeral Tributaries of the Blackwood River in the Region of the Yarragadee Aquifer Discharge Zone ,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $15,858.
  • Drafting Chapter for Gnangara Sustainability Strategy,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $8,900.
  • Evaluation of Training Techniques in Systems Thinking,  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  CSIRO - Grant,  2009,  $3,000.
  • Australian Tourism in a Water Constrained Economy: Scoping Study - Research Agenda,  La Trobe University,  CRC - Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $15,000.
  • An investigation of aquatic macro invertebrate occurrence and water quality at Lake Chandala (2009),  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2009,  $6,494.
  • Surface and Interstitial Invertebrate Communities in in and Near Spearwood Creek, a Tributary of the Lower Blackwood River,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2008 - 2009,  $18,534.
  • Environmental water requirements of priority water resources in the South Coastal Region,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2006 - 2008,  $72,321.
  • Study of migration patterns, habitat and water requirements of fish and invertebrates in the Blackwood River,  Murdoch University,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $85,552.
  • Impact of Disturbed Acid Sulphate Soils on Freshwater Ecosystems, Western Australia,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $167,019.
  • Environmental Monitoring and Investigations for Gnangara Mound - Wetland Macroinvertebrate Monitoring,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $42,847.
  • Field studies into the reproduction biology and conservation requirements of Hairy Marron in the South West DEC region,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $13,100.
  • Field studies into the biology and conservation requirements of Engaewa species in the South West and Warren DEC regions,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2008,  $37,500.
  • Fire management implications for the wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain,  Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2008,  $58,850.
  • Fish migration patterns in the Blackwood River,  Murdoch University,  Grant,  2005 - 2008,  $59,992.
  • Assessment of Wetland Invertebrate & Fish Biodiversity for the Gnangara Sustainability Study,  Department of Environment and Conservation WA,  Grant,  2008,  $23,715.
  • Fire, organic soils and acidification,  Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2008,  $75,000.
  • Stygofauna research monitoring,  Natural Resource Services Pty Ltd,  Grant,  2004 - 2008,  $16,800.
  • Gnangara Mound Monitoring - macroinvertebrates,  Water and Rivers Commission WA,  Grant,  2000 - 2007,  $225,757.
  • Assisting recovery actions for Margaret River Marron,  South West Catchment Council,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $23,400.
  • Biological assessment of the Milyeannup Heritage Site,  Bush Heritage Australia,  Grant,  2007,  $4,500.
  • A Participatory Approach to Understanding and Monitoring Soil Health,  Agriculture WA,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $2,500.
  • Fish and crayfish migrations of the Blackwood River: Influence of surface and groundwater,  Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA),  Grant,  2007,  $34,716.
  • Vulnerability of organic soils to fire,  Department of Conservation and Land Management,  Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $3,182.
  • Neerabup fire suppression research and monitoring,  Fire and Emergency Services Authority of WA,  Grant,  2006,  $22,920.
  • Indicators of ecosystem health in Western Australian recovery catchments,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2002 - 2005,  $203,048.
  • Establishing best practice protocols in the management of occupational and environmental health in a high risk mining and ore processing environment.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2003 - 2004,  $40,000.
  • Investigation into the use of methoxyphenol and levoglucosan as biomarkers for woodsmoke exposure. ,  Department of Environment Regulation WA,  Grant,  2003 - 2004,  $23,100.
  • Inventory of the Aquatic Flora and Fauna of the Australian Bush Heritage Funds Kojonup Bush Block Wetlands,  World Wide Fund for Nature Australia,  Grant,  2002,  $17,357.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Froend, R., Horwitz, P., (2018), Groundwater Dependent Wetlands. The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management, and Methods, 1(159), 1149-1154, Dordrecht, Springer.
  • Froend, R., Horwitz, P., Sommer, B., (2018), Groundwater Dependent Wetlands Ecosystems. The Wetland Book II: Distribution, Description, and Conservation, 2(24), 335-355, Dordrecht, Springer.
  • Gudka, S., Horwitz, P., Reid, A., Armstrong, B., Marinova, D., Lawrence, C., (2017), Health and Wellbeing. Never Again: reflections on Environmental responsibility after Roe 8, 233-252, Perth, Western Australia, UWA Publishing.
  • Horwitz, P., Parkes, M., (2016), Scoping Health Impact Assessment: ecosystem services as a framing device. Handbook on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Impact Assessment, 62-85, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, DOI: 10.4337/9781783478996.
  • Horwitz, P., Finlayson, M., Kumar, R., (2015), Interventions Required to Enhance Wetlands as Settings for Human Well-Being. Wetlands and Human Health, 5(12), 193-226, New York, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5_10.
  • Horwitz, P., Kretch, C., Jenkins, A., Hamid, AR., Burls, A., Campbell, K., Carter, M., Henwood, W., Lovell, R., Malone-Lee, LC., McCreanor, T., Moewaka-Barnes, H., Montenegro, R., Parkes, M., Patz, J., Roe, J., Romanelli, C., Sitthisuntikul, K., Stephens, c., Townsend, M., Wright, p., (2015), Contribution of biodiversity and green spaces to mental and physical fitness, and cultural dimensions of health. Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health: A State of Knowledge Review, 200-220, Geneva, Switzerland, World Health Organization.
  • Finlayson, M., Horwitz, P., Weinstein, P., (2015), A synthesis: wetlands as settings for human health. Wetlands and Human Health, 5(12), 251-263, New York, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5_12.
  • Horwitz, P., Roiko, A., (2015), Ecosystem approaches to human exposures to pollutants and toxicants in wetlands: examples, dilemmas and alternatives. Wetlands and Human Health, 5(12), 75-94, New York, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5_5.
  • Finlayson, M., Horwitz, P., (2015), Human health and the wise use of wetlands – guidance in an international policy setting. Wetlands and Human Health, 5(12), 227-250, New York, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5_11.
  • Finlayson, M., Horwitz, P., (2015), Wetlands as settings for human health – the benefits and the paradox. Wetlands and Human Health, 5(12), 1-14, New York, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9609-5_1.
  • Parkes, M., Waltner-Toews, D., Horwitz, P., (2014), Ecohealth. Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research, 1770-1774, Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_4172.
  • Broderick, G., Horwitz, P., (2014), Sustainability Mining: Water for Mining, and Mining Water. Resource Curse or Cure?: On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia, 207-219, Netherlands, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-53873-5_14.

Journal Articles

  • Horwitz, P., Parkes, M., (2019), Intertwined strands for ecology in planetary health. Challenges, 10(1), 20.
  • Perina, G., Camacho, A., Huey, J., Horwitz, P., Koenders, A., (2019), The role of allopatric speciation and ancient origins of Bathynellidae (Crustacea) in the Pilbara (Western Australia): two new genera from the De Grey River catchment. Contributions to Zoology, Advance Articles(Advance Articles), 46, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/18759866-20191412.
  • Perina, G., Camacho, AI., Huey, J., Horwitz, P., Koenders, A., (2019), New Bathynellidae (Crustacea) taxa and their relationships in the Fortescue catchment aquifers of the Pilbara region, Western Australia. Systematics and Biodiversity, 1-19, DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14772000.2018.1559892.
  • Sambell, R., Andrew, L., Godrich, S., Wolfgang, J., Vandenbroeck, D., Stubley, K., Rose, N., Newman, L., Horwitz, P., Devine, A., (2019), Local Challenges and Successes Associated with Transitioning to Sustainable Food System Practices for a West Australian Context: Multi-Sector Stakeholder Perceptions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(11), Article number 2051, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16112051.
  • Parkes, M., Allison, S., Harder, H., Hoogeveen, D., Kutzner, D., Aalhus, M., Adams, E., Beck, L., Brisbois, B., Buse, C., Chiasson, A., Hadley, L., Hallstrom, L., Horwitz, P., Marks, R., McKellar, K., Moewaka Barnes, H., Oke, B., Pillsworth, L., Reschny, J., Sanderson, D., Skinner, S., Steltia, K., Stephen, C., Surette, C., Takaro, T., Vaillancourt, C., (2019), Addressing the environmental, community and health impacts of resource development: Challenges across scales, sectors and sites. Challenges, 10(1), 22.
  • Serrano Gras, O., Lovelock, C., Atwood, TB., Macreadie, PI., Canto, R., Phinn, S., Arias-Ortiz, A., Bai, L., Baldock, J., Bedulli, C., Carnell, P., Connolly, RM., Donaldson, P., Esteban Pacheco, A., Ewers Lewis, CJ., Eyre, BD., Hayes, MA., Horwitz, P., Hutley, LB., Kavazos, C., Kelleway, J., Kendrick, GA., Kilminster, K., Lafratta, A., Shing, L., Lavery, P., Maher, DT., Marba, N., Masque Barri, P., Mateo, M., Mount, R., Ralph, PJ., Roelfsema, C., Rozaimi, M., Ruhon, R., Salinas Zapata, C., Samper-Villarreal, J., Sanderman, J., Sanders, CJ., Santos, I., Sharples, C., Steveb, AD., Cannard, T., Trevathan-Tackett, SM., Duarte, CM., (2019), Australian vegetated coastal ecosystems as global hotspots for climate change mitigation. Nature Communications, 10(na), 4313, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12176-8 | www.nature.com/naturecommunications.
  • Dandy, J., Horwitz, P., Campbell, R., Drake, D., Leviston, Z., (2019), Leaving home: Place attachment and decisions to move in the face of environmental change. Regional Environmental Change, 19(2), 615-620, DOI: 10.1007/s10113-019-01463-1.
  • Gan , H., Tan, MH., Lee, YP., Schultz, M., Horwitz, P., Burnham, Q., Austin, C., (2018), More evolution underground: Accelerated mitochondrial substitution rate in Australian burrowing freshwater crayfishes (Decapoda: Parastacidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 118(January 2018), 88-98, DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2017.09.022.
  • Prasad, N., Jenkins, A., Naucukidi, L., Rosa, V., Sahu-Khan, A., Kama, M., Jenkins, K., Jenney, A., Jack, S., Saha, D., Horwitz, P., Jupiter, S., Strugnell, R., Mulholland, K., Crump, J., (2018), Epidemiology and risk factors for typhoid fever in Central Division, Fiji, 2014 – 2017: A case-control study. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12(6), article no.e0006571, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0006571.
  • Kavazos, C., Huggett, M., Mueller, U., Horwitz, P., (2018), Bacterial and ciliate biofilm community structure at different spatial levels of a salt lake meta-community. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 94(10), article no. fiy148, DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiy148.
  • Wooltorton, S., Collard, L., Horwitz, P., (2018), Living water: groundwater and wetlands in Gnangara, Noongar boodjar. Philosophy Activism Nature, 14(1), 5-23.
  • Perina, G., Camacho, AI., Huey, J., Horwitz, P., Koenders, A., (2018), Understanding subterranean variability: the first genus of Bathynellidae (Bathynellacea, Crustacea) from Western Australia described through a morphological and multigene approach. Invertebrate Systematics, 32(2), 423-447, DOI: 10.1071/IS17004.
  • Jenkins, A., Horwitz, P., Arabena, K., (2018), My island home: Place-based integration of conservation and public health in Oceania. Environmental Conservation: an international journal of environmental science, 45(2), 125-136, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/S0376892918000061.
  • Chapman, K., Boschetti, F., Fulton, E., Horwitz, P., Jones, T., Scherrer, P., Syme, G., (2017), Knowledge that Acts: Evaluating the Outcomes of a Knowledge Brokering Intervention in Western Australia’s Ningaloo Region. Environmental Management (New York): an international journal for decision-makers, scientists and environmental auditors, 60(5), 896-907, New York, USA, Springer New York LLC, DOI: 10.1007/s00267-017-0917-1.
  • Huggett, M., Kavazos, C., Bernasconi, R., Czarnik, R., Horwitz, P., (2017), Bacterioplankton assemblages in coastal ponds reflect the influence of hydrology and geomorphological setting. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 93(6), article no. fix067, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press.
  • Prescott, S., Larcombe, D., Logan, A., West, C., Burks, W., Caraballo, L., Levin, M., Van Etten, E., Horwitz, P., Kozyrskyj, A., Campbell, DE., (2017), The skin microbiome: impact of modern environments on skin ecology, barrier integrity, and systemic immune programming. The World Allergy Organization Journal, 10(29), 16p., BioMed Central, DOI: 10.1186/s40413-017-0160-5.
  • Wooltorton, S., Collard, L., Horwitz, P., (2017), The land still speaks: Ni katitj. Philosophy Activism Nature, 13(13), 57-67, PAN Partners.
  • Kavazos, C., Huggett, M., Mueller, U., Horwitz, P., (2017), Biogenic processes or terrigenous inputs? Permanent water bodies of the Northern Ponds in the Lake MacLeod basin of Western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research, 68(7), 1366-1376, Victoria, Australia, CSIRO Publishing, DOI: 10.1071/MF16233.
  • Jenkins, A., Jupiter, S., Mueller, U., Jenney, A., Vosaki, G., Rosa, V., Naucukidi, A., Mulholland, K., Strugnell, R., Kama, M., Horwitz, P., (2016), Health at the sub-catchment scale: Typhoid & its environmental determinants in Central Division, Fiji. Ecohealth, 13(4), 633-651, New York, USA, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10393-016-1152-6.
  • Sitthisuntikul, K., Horwitz, P., (2015), Collective Rituals as Meaningful Expressions of the Relationships between People, Water and Forest: A Case Study from Northern Thailand. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 36(1), 88-103, Online, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2014.990365.
  • Wooltorton, S., Collard, L., Horwitz, P., (2015), Stories want to be told: Elaap Karlaboodjar. Philosophy Activism Nature, 11(2015), 3-11, Monash University, Vic, PAN Partners.
  • Richman, N., Bohm, M., Adams, S., Alvarez, F., Bergey, EA., Bunn, J., Burnham, Q., Cordiero, J., Coughran, J., Crandall, K., Dawkins, K., Distephano, R., Doran, N., Edsman, L., Eversole, A., Fureder, L., Furse, J., Gherardi, F., Hamr, P., Holdich, D., Horwitz, P., Johnston, K., Jones, C., Jones, J., Jones, R., Jones, T., Kawai, T., Lawler, S., Lopez-Mejia, M., Miller, R., Pedraza- Lara, C., Reynolds, J., Richardson, A., Schultz, M., Schuster, G., Sibley, P., Souty-Grosset, C., Taylor, C., Thoma, R., Walls, J., Walsh, T., Collen, B., (2015), Multiple drivers of decline in the global status of freshwater crayfish (Decapoda: Astacidea). Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 370(1662), Article No. 20140060, London, UK, Royal Society of London, DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0060.
  • Wooltorton, S., Wilkinson, A., Horwitz, P., Bahn, S., Redmond, J., Dooley, J., (2015), Sustainability and action research in universities: Towards knowledge for organisational transformation. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 16(4), 424-439, United Kingdom, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/IJSHE-09-2013-0111.
  • Kingsely, J., Patrick, R., Horwitz, P., Parkes, M., Jenkins, A., Massy, C., Henderson-Wilson, C., Arabena, K., (2015), Exploring Ecosystems and Health by Shifting to a Regional Focus: Perspectives from the Oceania EcoHealth Chapter. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10), 12706-12722, Basel, Switzerland, MDPI AG, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph121012706.
  • Patrick, MJ., Syme, G., Horwitz, P., (2014), How reframing a water management issue across scales and levels impacts on perceptions of justice and injustice. Journal of Hydrology, 519(PC), 2475-2482, Amsterdam, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2014.09.002.
  • Carter, M., Horwitz, P., (2014), Beyond Proximity: The Importance of Green Space Useability to Self-Reported Health. Ecohealth, 11(3), 322-332, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0952-9.

Conference Publications

  • Ko, SZ., Zhang, Z., Horwitz, P., Djajadikerta, H., (2016), Charting directions for economic development in Myanmar: A computable general equilibrium (CGE) approach on high quality education in labour-growth strategy. 2016 Conference Papers 19th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, 1-24, Washington, USA, Global Trade Analysis Project.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Origin and fate of organic matter in South-West Australian wetlands
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  THE ROLE OF FARM DAMS AS REFUGIA FOR AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES IN A SALINIZED LANDSCAPE.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  FACTORS CONTROLLING WETLAND SEDIMENT RESPONSE TO ALTERNATE WETTING AND DRYING AND HOW THIS AFFECTS WATER QUALITY.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MEANING OF WATER AND SENSE OF PLACE: A GROUNDED THEORY STUDY FROM NORTHERN THAILAND.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CAPACITY OF COMMUNITIES TO RESPOND TO COASTAL EROSION IN THE UPER GULF OF THAILAND.
  • Master by Research: Aspects of the taxonomy and ecology of the ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblage of the Swan Coastal Plain (with particular reference to habitat fragmentation and the Quindalup dune system)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  A NESTED ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH TO TYPHOID EPIDEMIOLOGY IN CENTRAL DIVISION, FIJI
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  AN ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISATION OF A SHALLOW SEASONAL CLAYPAN WETLAND, SOUTHWESTERN AUSTRALIA.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  SMALL-SCALE BIOGEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS OF BENTHIC BACTERIAL AND CILIATE COMMUNITIES IN THE SALINE PONDS OF LAKE MACLEOD, NORTH-WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  UNDERSTANDING AND DISRUPTING INSTITUTIONAL SETTINGS: USING NETWORKS OF CONVERSATIONS TO RE-IMAGINE FUTURE FARMING LIVES.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  FOREST-BASED POVERTY ALLEVIATION IN NORTH-EASTERN VIETNAM
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  TERRESTRIAL ISOPODS (CRUSTACEA: ONISCIDEA) AND BIOGEOGRAPHICAL PATTERNS IN SOUTH-WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE NATURE OF URBAN COMMUNITIES: AN EXPLORATION OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN URBAN GREEN SPACE, ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION AND HEALTH.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  SEEING THROUGH OTHERS' EYES: TOWARDS A HYBRID ECOLOGY OF MARINE TURTLE AND DUGONG IN AUSTRALIA
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  SEEING THROUGH OTHERS EYES: EXPLORING WESTERN SCIENTIFIC AND INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  COMPLEXITY & CREATIVE CAPACITY: REFORMULATING THE PROBLEM OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  PARTICIPATORY APPROACHES FOR INTERPRETATION PLANNING IN A WORLD HERITAGE AREA.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  BOUNDARIES OF GOVERNANCE: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN MINING IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  INVESTIGATION OF THE REPLACEMENT OF THE MARGARET RIVER HAIRY MARRON CHERAX TENUIMANUS (SMITH 1912) BY THE SMOOTH MARRON C.CAINII (AUSTIN 2002).
  • Master by Research: A framework for river restoration planning. Considering conceptual and structural perspectives from case studies of the Liao River in China and Kalgan River in Australia
  • Master by Research: Influence of adjacent seagrass on the fish assemblages off sandy beaches
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  INORGANIC HYDROGEOCHEMICAL RESPONSES TO FIRES IN WETLAND SEDIMENTS ON THE SWAN COASTAL PLAIN, WESTERN AUSTRALIA.

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  IDENTIFICATION OF SOCIAL WATER REQUIREMENTS FOR WATER RESOURCE PLANNING.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  SYSTEMATICS AND BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE AUSTRALIAN BURROWING FRESHWATER CRAYFISH GENUS ENGAEWA RIEK (DECAPODA: PARASTACIDAE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  SPATIAL VARIATION OF ALLANBLACKIA PARVIFLORA SEED PRODUCTS IN GHANA: CHEMICAL AND ETHNOBOTANICAL EXPLORATION

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  JUSTICE AND SCALE IN WATER ALLOCATION
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  APPLYING THE PRINCIPLES OF SPATIAL MODELLING TO THE MANAGEMENT OF BIODIVERSITY IN THE FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPES OF SOUTH-WESTERN AUSTRALIA.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  NARROWING INCOME DISPARITIES AS POLICY PRIORITY FOR INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH: AN APPLIED COMPUTABLE GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM (CGE) APPROACH ON URBAN AND NON-URBAN INDUSTRIES IN MYANMAR
  • Master of Science (Biological Sciences),  A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFECTS OF THE INVASIVE MOZAMBIQUE TILAPIA OREOCHROMIS MOSSAMBICUS ON THE NATIVE FISH ASSEMBLAGES OF LAKE MACLEOD, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  • Master by Research: Evaluation of revegetation techniques used on degraded agricultural land in the central Avon catchment: Western Australia
  • Master of Science (Environmental Management),  DEFINING APPROPRIATE OPTIONS FOR POST-CLOSURE LAND USE OF TAMALA PARK LANDFILL: A COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION PROCESS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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