Mark O’Connor is an award-winning Australian poet and environmental writer with a special interest in population. He is an editor of the Oxford University Press textbook Protected Area Management: Principles and Practices, the author of This Tired Brown Land and co-author of Overloading Australia: How Governments and Media Dither and Deny on Population, the book which Dick Smith sent to all Australian MPs and mayors.
He has taught at James Cook University, University of Aarhus, and the ANU and has been the ANU’s H C Coombs Fellow, and thereafter a Visiting Scholar in its Department of Archaeology and Natural History. He has also been the Museum of Victoria’s Thomas Ramsay Science and Humanities Fellow; and served for a decade as National Vice-President of Sustainable Population Australia. Mark has published 16 books of verse, and is a frequent commentator on ABC radio programs.
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