Tristan
Derham
PhD Student
Australia

The University of Tasmania

Before starting his PhD at UTAS, Tristan was involved in business development, hazardous waste policy, limnological research, and the planning, management and synthesis of multi-disciplinary environmental impact assessments. His academic interests lie at the nexus of environmental philosophy, ecology and the relationship between people and the environment. His project “ The philosophy of rewilding ” will ground-truth the philosophical analysis with an empirical investigation into examples of and opportunities for rewilding in Australia. He will investigate large introduced mammals, which may perform similar ecological roles to extinct Pleistocene mammals, and their implications for environmental management.

 

An essential item in Tristan’s toolkit

“I’m comfortable working between disciplines and professions, bringing people and ideas together, and finding productive ways to frame discussions, problems and ideas.”