Julian Gorman

Julian Gorman
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Research Fellow
Primary research group: 
Natural Resources-Based Livelihoods
Botany Degree, University of Western Australia Graduate Dip Resource and Environmental Management, Australian National University Graduate Cert, Geographic Information Systems from Charles Darwin University
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Julian has been employed at CDU since 1999. His qualifications include a Botany Degree from University of Western Australia (1990), a Graduate Diploma in Resource and Environmental Management from Australian National University (1996) and Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Charles Darwin University (2004). 

Julian is involved in both teaching and research. He co-ordinates the third year unit SID 300 Professional Placement in Science and the Masters unit ENV 402 Conservation and Business: Natural resource-based enterprise and local livelihoods. He is involved in an ACIAR funded project which is reviewing the potential for floriculture in the NT as well as collaborating with a range of partners to fill some of the research gaps to progress an industry based on wild harvest and horticulture of Terminalia ferdinandiana (billy goat plum or Gubinge).

Between 2007 and July 2013 Julian was seconded to the Northern Land Council for 3 days a week as a Wildlife Enterprise Development Facilitator. He worked with a number of Indigenous Ranger groups to help them set up small enterprises based on consumptive and non consumptive use of wildlife - this includes domestication of native bees, harvest and value adding of bush tucker, crocodile egg harvesting, and others. Julian was also working specifically with Indigenous Land Corporation funded Ranger groups towards becoming economically self sustainable. A different model to land management involving contracts for Fee for Service work was being investigated and applied.  Land management could become more of a business in its own right into the future and provide Indigenous people with greater livelihood opportunities and an ability to remain living on their country.

People I work with

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Assoc Prof Natasha Stacey
Natural resources-based livelihoods, Associate Professor
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Dr. Abu Nasar Abdullah
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Frances Every
Alumni - PhD Student
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Indrawati Y. Asmara
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Luke Preece
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Dr. Bronwyn Myers
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Nick Hogarth
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Nick Smith
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Ria Fitriana
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Dr Sarah Hobgen
Research Associate
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Prof. Owen Stanley
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Kamal Melvani
PhD Student
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Ronju Ahammad
PhD Candidate (Forest Science)
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Dirk Steenbergen
Post-doctoral Fellow (NAMRA)
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Pia Harkness
PhD Student
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Frederika Rambu Ngana
PhD student
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Hannah Ling
PhD Student
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Dr Lisa Petheram
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Sam Pickering
Research Associate
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Kim Hunnam
PhD Student
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Gianna Bonis-Profumo
PhD Candidate
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Emily Gibson
PhD Student

My blog posts

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Congratulations to Daisy Lippiatt and Shannon Burchert who were sponsored by the

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The unit covers a range of key topics under this banner and is delivered as an intensive over five days – making it open to final year Bachelor of Science students, Masters of Environmental Management students.