Eddie Game is the Lead Scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s Asia Pacific region, responsible for ensuring that the Conservancy remains a world leader in making science-based conservation decisions. Eddie’s work also focuses on how we measure and report on the impact of conservation work, and the role technology can play in helping do so.
Eddie has previously been the conservation planning R&D lead for The Nature Conservancy’s global science program and has worked on conservation projects in over 15 countries, helping to apply innovative methods and analyses to projects as diverse as community protected areas in Melanesia, grazing management in northern Kenya, and catchment restoration in Colombia.
He has published more than 50 papers on aspects of conservation science including climate change adaptation, conservation planning, efficient monitoring, return on investment, risk analysis, marine protected areas, coral reef resilience, connectivity, dynamic decision making, and evolution. For his work on how climate change data can be used in decision making he was the recipient of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s inaugural prize for innovative concepts to conserve the reef in the face of climate change. Eddie is also the author of the manual for the world’s most widely used conservation planning software, Marxan.
His first book, Conservation Planning: Informed Decisions for a Healthier Planet co-authored with SNAPP executive director, Craig Groves, was published in 2015.
Eddie received his PhD in marine conservation and decision science from the University of Queensland, and holds an adjunct faculty position there.
He has explored some of the world’s least visited destinations and has written for magazines including Outdoor Australia and Australian Geographic on adventures such as mountain biking in Kyrgyzstan and kayaking in Greenland.