“We all have a responsibility to understand the impact of our activities on the environment. The decisions we make matter for the future of our environment and our liveability. Respecting and valuing each other and the role of science is fundamental for the future prosperity and environmental health of Victoria.”
Dr Rebecca Koss joined the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability as a Science Writer in September 2017. As a marine scientist, Dr Koss brings to this role an impressive amount of knowledge from within the water industry in Victoria. Rebecca will be writing the State of the Yarra and its Parklands report.
Rebecca was most recently employed at the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Management Authority, Deakin University and the Environmental Protection Authority. Rebecca has contributed significantly to the field of environmental stewardship in nature conservation, a topic which was the basis of her PhD.
Dr Kangmin Moon joined the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability as a Data Analyst and Science Writer in April 2018. Dr Moon has strong analytical skills and experience with data management, which will elevate the confidence in our interpretation of complex and often large datasets for the majority of reports produced by the Office. Kangmin will also be writing the State of the Forest report.
Kangmin had previously worked at the Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Management Authority, National Institute of Forest Science and Department of Sustainability and Environment. Kangmin holds a PhD in forestry and fire from the University of Melbourne.
Andrew Marshall joined the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability as a Science Writer in May 2018. Andrew has completed degrees in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Statistics at the University of Melbourne. His expertise is well-placed to write on Victoria’s air and climate for the upcoming State of the Environment report.
Andrew has a wealth of experience in both state policy and science, having spent nine years at the Environment Protection Authority, Victoria. He worked in the Air Quality team before moving into a new challenge as an Intelligence Analyst investigating environmental data sets to identify threats and opportunities relating to environmental quality.
Jenny Jelbart is Reporting Operations Manager at the Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability.
Doreen Ross is Executive Assistant to Dr Gillian Sparkes.
Dr Ian MacPhail, 2003-09
Prof. Kate Auty, 2009-14