Qualifications: BSc (Agric Hons) London 1956, PhD (Science) London 1968
Institution: Retired, but involved in the Mathematicians in Schools Project at Little Grove Primary School
Summary of research interests: The role of politics and economics in Natural Resource Management. Most of the problems that David has helped to resolve are where human activities are having serious impacts on climate, land and/or water.
Short biography: David has been working on natural resource problems since 1961. After twenty years of research for CSIRO, he was the Wesfarmers Professor of Rural Management for Curtin University and, as well, worked on rural issues for the Western Australian Government. He established his own company NRMC Pty Ltd Natural Resources Management Consultants in 1986, but has also devoted a lot of his time to voluntary activities mainly within the conservation movement.