About ICON Science

The Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group (ICON Science) is a team of researchers working to better understand and manage the interactions between society and our natural environment. We believe conserving biodiversity demands a multidisciplinary approach that reconciles ecological, social and economic dimensions.

ICON Science examines these different drivers of change, often with a focus on urban and semi-rural environments. Our aim is to address the gap between conservation theory and real world practice in complex planning environments.

We welcome visitors and potential collaborators! Please see our Research Themes for more information on our current projects and contact our theme leaders for topics you are interested in.

We work as part of RMIT University’s Centre of Urban Research (CUR) and Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation (EnSuRe), and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub and Clean Air and Urban Landscape Hub of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program.

Some of the ICON Science team (2021), Back row L-R: Alex Kusmanoff, Marco GutiérrezThami Croeser, Pia Lentini, Casey Visintin, Hugh Stanford, Matthew Selinske, Front row L-R: Cristina Hernandez, Sarah Bekessy, Emily Gregg, Roshan Sharma, Katherine Berthon, Georgia Garrard, Ascelin Gordon, Lily van Eeden.