Lecturer in Geography, Planning & Spatial Sciences at the University of Tasmania
Wetlands are among the most productive, wonderful, and inspiring environments. They are also among the most threatened and misunderstood ecosystems.
Dr Prahalad explores and studies wetlands, and shares stories about them to fellow scientists, policy makers, managers, and the public. His research is applied, place-based, and interdisciplinary, focussing on delivering science and engagement to support conservation, restoration, and sustainability outcomes.
Vishnu is passionate about engaging the public in science and has received a commendation from Landcare for his outreach and engagement with community groups. As part of his outreach efforts, Vishnu has developed methods and tools for ‘citizen science’ monitoring of birds, plants, and human impacts in Tasmanian saltmarshes. His work, at its core, is to help us improve our relationship to wetlands, and to the environment more broadly.
Dr Prahalad completed his PhD in 2018 and is currently a Lecturer in Geography, Planning & Spatial Sciences at the University of Tasmania.
Geography, Environmental Science, Conservation