Australasian Animal Studies Association

Cardilini, Dr Adam

Lecturer, Environmental Science

School of Life and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University

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Research interests / activities

I am an environmental scientist working on questions related to ecology, conservation and society. I am most interested in: i) how concern for Animals informs environmental values and practice, ii) more critical approaches to how the sciences consider Animals, and iii) the use of XR technologies for connecting people with nature and animals. A simple provocation drives my research: how would research, the environment and society change if we meaningfully considered the moral claims of other Animals? I want to leveraged research to help created a better future for Animals, the environment, and humans.


Coghlan S, Cardilini APA. (2021). A critical review of the compassionate conservation debate. Conservation Biology. Available from
Coghlan S, Cardilini APA. 2020. Compassionate conservation deserves a morally serious rather than dismissive response – Reply to Callen et al. 2020. Biological Conservation 242:108434. Available from

Potential areas for research supervision
Compassionate Conservation; Ecology; Social Science