Marc Hockings is Professor and Program Director for Environmental Management in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at UQ.
His research interests focus on monitoring and evaluation in conservation management. Marc authored the IUCN’s best practice guidelines on evaluation of management effectiveness in protected areas. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas where he leads the global program on Science and Management of Protected Areas.
He is an honorary Senior Fellow at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge, UK. In 2008 he received the Kenton R. Miller Award for Innovation in Protected Area Sustainability for his work on management effectiveness.
He has expertise in nature conservation, protected area management, marine protected areas, monitoring and evaluation, conservation policy, management effectiveness evaluation, protected areas and climate change, assessing conservation impact. Before joining UQ in 1992, he had 16 years’ experience in protected area management within government.
He leads the environmental management program in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management and remains well-connected with international conservation initiatives through his role as Vice-Chair (Science) with the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas and as a Senior Fellow with the UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre.
"I would like to use this experience to support the work of GCI," Professor Hockings says.