Rowan Eisner

Panel Member 

From the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

Healthy landscapes: enabling human wellbeing through healthy interactions with nature


I'm a conservation scientist currently working as a modeller/lecturer in agricultural systems at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. I did a permaculture design certificate in 1990 and love the idea of a design system for a sustainable human culture but am skeptical about methods which are sometimes promoted without adequate evidence. The issues which we are facing are too important to not base what we do on good evidence.

There are huge hopes that those caring for the land can contribute to solving the worlds most pressing problems, and there is great potential. To what extent can agroecology contribute to these solutions?