Lilian Pearce

Lilian Pearce (with yam)

Lilian is a full time Research Assistant with ARCUE, primarily working on the project ‘Australian Native Grasslands: Guiding Landscapes and Communities in Transition’, a socio-ecological inquiry into understanding and mitigating the barriers to effectively managing and restoring Australia’s native grasslands.

Lilian has a natural and social science background with experience in both quantitative and qualitative research techniques in urban and remote settings. She is passionate about combining social and ecological science to explore the relationships between people and place. From a research perspective, she is particularly interested in how different ways of interacting with the natural world, traditional knowledge systems, human values and ideas of nature influence conservation initiatives and outcomes.

Lilian is an early-career researcher, with a Bachelor of Science (Botany and Geography) and a first class honours degree in Geography from the University of Tasmania. Prior to working for ARCUE, she worked as a Research Assistant for the School of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Tasmania, and for the City of Melbourne Urban Landscapes branch on the Exceptional Tree Register as well as community consultation and developer negotiations.