Acknowledging the impact of institutional complexity for climate change adaptation in NRM

Philip Wallis

Monash University

Dr Philip Wallis is a Research Fellow with the Systemic Governance Research Program in the Monash Sustainability Institute at Monash University. His current research focuses on the governance of social-ecological systems, particularly in the areas of water resources, Australia's Murray-Darling Basin, climate change adaptation, catchment management and water sensitive cities. This research is mainly transdisciplinary in nature, drawing on social, political and technical inquiry into complex situations. His previous PhD research was in green chemistry, looking at the role of modified clay minerals as catalysts for organic synthesis and as models of soil carbon sequestration. He is a 2010 Fellow of the Peter Cullen Trust.


It is well-established that the abundance, diversity and pervasiveness of institutional arrangements constrain effective NRM governance (Morrison, 2006; Lane and Robinson, 2009; Wallis and Ison, 2011). Understood in the sense... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Philip Wallis (Monash University)
  2. Karyn Bosomworth (RMIT University)
  3. Andrew Harwood (University of Tasmania)
  4. Peat Leith (University of Tasmania)

Topic Area

3c. Climate Change Adaptation


D1 » Climate Change Adaption 2 (13:30 - Saturday, 11th July, D2.193 Percy Baxter Theatre)



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