Paul Foreman is a PhD candidate at La Trobe University, Bundoora. His research focuses on using the historic record to map and describe ‘overlooked’, higher-rainfall, kangaroo-grass-dominated grasslands in central and northern Victoria; searching for evidence of Aboriginal burning; and looking at the role of fire in protecting and restoring these critically endangered grasslands.
Paul is botanist and ecologist with over 25 years of experience in land management and nature conservation across a range of sectors and in a range of technical, strategic and management roles throughout Victoria and many other parts of Australia. Paul has an undergraduate degree in Forestry from the University of Melbourne and completed a Botany Masters of Science in Northern Plains Grassland ecology at La Trobe University in 1996.
Paul has worked professionally with: State Government; Trust for Nature; Local Government; and most recently, Bush Heritage Australia. He is also a Senior Ecologist and Botanist with Blue Devil Consulting, a Castlemaine-based business specialising in grassy ecosystem conservation and threatened species recovery.