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Dr Philip Roetman 

Position: Research Fellow Dr Philip Roetman
Division/Portfolio: Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment
School/Unit: Division Office Research IEE
Group: Barbara Hardy Institute
Campus: Mawson Lakes Campus
Office: R1-48
Telephone: +61 8 830 21081
Fax:
Email: Philip_dot_Roetman_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Philip.Roetman


Philip Roetman is a Research Fellow at the University of South Australia’s Barbara Hardy Institute. He is particularly interested in citizen science and people’s attitudes towards the natural environment. Philip has worked closely with Prof Chris Daniels on the Institute's citizen science research and education program.

In 2013 Philip commenced work on a new initiative, the "Discovery Circle". You can learn more about the innovative projects and events on the website at: http://www.discoverycircle.org.au.

Previous projects have included “Operation Possum”, “Operation Magpie”, “Operation Spider”, and “the Great Koala Count”, as well as events such as “Bring us your Bugs” and “Be a Beachcomber”. These projects have engaged thousands of participants of all ages through traditional and new media, with a focus on research and education. The projects have received acclaim for their community engagement and the way results have been disseminated back to the community through various media, including popular books like The Possum-Tail Tree and The Fearsome Flute Players: Australian Magpies in our Lives. Philip’s research has included project evaluations that have revealed how participants have changed their attitudes and behaviours towards the focal taxa of each project.


Links to other sites


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Citizen Science presentation video

A presentation on Citizen Science to the Australian Science Communicators and the Royal Institution (Australia) on May 23, 2011. Find out more about our Citizen Science program...


Professional associations

Citizen Science Network Australia

Citizen Science Association (International, based in the US)

Australian Science Communicators


Research interests

  • Citizen science
  • Urban ecology
  • Community engagement

Prizes

2011

  • Earthwatch Rio-Tinto Citizen Science Prize (finalist prize): Awarded to Philip Roetman and Prof. Chris Daniels for the Barbara Hardy Institute Citizen Science program
  • Chancellor's Community Engagement Award, Special Commendation: Awarded to Philip Roetman and Prof. Chris Daniels, University of South Australia.
  • Royal Society (South Australia) Postgraduate Student Prize (awarded second prize).

2010

  • Whitley Award: Certificate of Commendation for Urban Zoology for the book, ‘The Possum-Tail Tree: Understanding Possums through Citizen Science’, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales.
  • Best Presentation: 2010 Postgraduate Student Colloquium, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

2009

  • Poster Commendation: Research Day, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, University of South Australia.
  • Poster Commendation: Postgraduate Student Poster Presentation, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.
  • Best Presentation: 2009 Postgraduate Student Colloquium, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

2008

  • Chancellor's Community Engagement Award: Awarded to Emma Vasey, Prof. Chris Daniels and Philip Roetman, University of South Australia.
  • Best Presentation: 2008 Postgraduate Student Colloquium, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.
  • Highest Undergraduate Academic Achievement Award: Discipline of Geospatial and Environmental management, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

2007

  • Community Service Award (nominated), Department for Environment and Heritage and School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

2006

  • University Merit Award (undergraduate study), University of South Australia.

2005

  • Dean's Merit List (undergraduate study), University of South Australia.

2004

  • Dean's Merit List (undergraduate study), University of South Australia.
  • Chancellor's Letters of Commendation (undergraduate study), University of South Australia.

Research publications

Edited Books

Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (eds) (2011) Creating Sustainable Communities in a Changing World. Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, 262 pp. ISBN 978-1-86333-335-1. Find out more about the book...

Books

Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (2011) The Fearsome Flute Players: Australian Magpies in Our lives. Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, 144 pp. ISBN 978-1-86333-333-7. Find out more about the book...

Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (2009) The Possum-Tail Tree: Understanding Possums Through Citizen Science. Barbara Hardy Centre, Adelaide, 144 pp. ISBN 978-0-64652-199-2. Find out more about the book...

Journal Articles

Hollow, B., Roetman, P.E.J., Walter, M. & Daniels, C.B. (2015) Citizen science for policy development: the case of koala management in South Australia. Environmental Science and Policy, 47: 126-136.

Paige, K., Zeegers, Y., Lloyd, D. & Roetman, P. (2014) Researching the effectiveness of a science professional learning program using a proposed curriculum framework for schools: a case study. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education (available online: click here...).

Sequeira, A.M.M., Roetman, P.E.J., Daniels, C.B., Baker, A.K. & CJA Bradshaw, C.J.A. (2014) Distribution models for koalas in South Australia using citizen science-collected data. Ecology and Evolution, 4 (11): 2103-2114 (available online: click here...).

Zeegers, Y., Paige, K., Lloyd, D. & Roetman, P. (2012) ‘Operation Magpie’: inspiring teachers' professional learning through environmental science. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 28(1): 27-41.

Paige, K., Lloyd, D., Zeegers, Y., Roetman, P., Daniels, C., Hoekman, B., Linnell, L., George, L. & Szilassy, D. (2012) Connecting teachers and students to the natural world through Operation Spider: An Aspirations Citizen Science Project. Teaching Science 58(1): 13-20.

Paige, K., Lawes, H., Matejcic, P., Taylor, C., Stewart, V., Lloyd, D., Zeegers, Y., Roetman, P. & Daniels, C. (2010) ‘It felt like real science’ – How Operation Magpie enriched my classroom. Teaching Science 56(4): 25-33.

Book Chapters

Daniels, C.B. & Roetman, P.E.J (2014) ‘Urban wildlife’. In: Byrne, J., Dodson, J. & Sipe, N. (eds) Australian Environmental Planning: Challenges and Future Prospects. Routledge, London, pp 118-129.

Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (2011) ‘The benefits of citizen science in research, education and community engagement’. In: Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (eds) Creating Sustainable Communities in a Changing World. Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, pp 249-260. Find out more about the book...

Taylor, S.G., Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (2011) ‘Urban biodiversity’.In: Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (eds) Creating Sustainable Communities in a Changing World. Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, pp 179-187. Find out more about the book...

Daniels, C.B. & Roetman, P.E.J (2011) ‘Introduction’. In: Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (eds) Creating Sustainable Communities in a Changing World. Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, p 3. Find out more about the book...

Daniels, C.B. & Roetman, P.E.J (2011) ‘Conclusion’. In: Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (eds) Creating Sustainable Communities in a Changing World. Crawford House Publishing, Adelaide, p 261. Find out more about the book...

Daniels, C.B., Argue, J.J., Beecham, S., Clark, R.D.S., Howard, J.R., Jones, D.S., Marks, R., McKay, J.M., Roetman, P.E.J. & Smith, K.E. (2010) ‘Introduction’. In: Daniels C.B. (ed) Adelaide: Water of a City. Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 35-48. Find out more about the book...

Daniels, C.B., Argue, J.J., Beecham, S., Clark, R.D.S., Howard, J.R., Jones, D.S., Marks, R., McKay, J.M., Roetman, P.E.J. & Smith, K.E. (2010) ‘Conclusion’. In: Daniels C.B. (ed) Adelaide: Water of a City. Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 561-571. Find out more about the book...

Book Sections

Roetman, P.E.J. (2010) ‘The watercycle’. In: Daniels C.B. (ed) Adelaide: Water of a City. Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 38-39. Find out more about the book...

Roetman, P.E.J. (2010) ‘Icebergs in Adelaide?’ In: Daniels C.B. (ed) Adelaide: Water of a City. Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 310-311. Find out more about the book...

Roetman, P.E.J. (2010) ‘How much water does a person need?’ In: Daniels C.B. (ed) Adelaide: Water of a City. Wakefield Press, Adelaide, pp 352-353. Find out more about the book...

Roetman, P.E.J. (2010) ‘What is desalination?’ In: Daniels C.B. (ed) Adelaide: Water of a City. Wakefield Press, Adelaide, p 491. Find out more about the book...

Presentations

Roetman, P.E.J. (2014) Overview of citizen science in Australia. Inaugrual workshop of the Citizen Science Network Australia, 6 May, Brisbane. Video available here…

Roetman, P.E.J. and Daniels, C.B. (2014) The impacts of an ecological citizen science program on volunteer participants. Australian Science Communicators conference, 2-5 February, Brisbane. Audio available here…

Roetman, P.E.J. and Daniels, C.B. (2012) Increasing knowledge and changing behaviour through citizen science: positive results from an Australian wildlife program (poster presentation). Workshop on Public Participation in Scientific Research at the 97th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), 4-5 August, Portland, Oregon.

Roetman, P. (2012) Panel member in Session 1: Online Science Communicators Survival Guide. Science Rewired launch at the RiAus, 11 October, Adelaide.

Roetman, P.E.J., Daniels, C.B. & Smith, J. (2011) Citizen Science for research, education and community engagement. Presentation at the Royal Institution (Australia) for the Australian Science Communicators (SA Branch), 23 May, Science Exchange (Royal Institution), Adelaide. Video available here…

Linell, L., Hoekman, B., Szilassy, D., George, A.L., Lloyd, D., Zeegers, Y., Roetman, P. & Paige, K. (2011) Operation Spider: what did the teachers learn, what did the students learn? South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) Conference, 18 - 19 April, Immanuel College, Adelaide.

Daniels, C., Roetman, P., Smith, K., Pitman, S., Curran, B., Ray, D., Gurner-Hall, P., Zwar, J., Goodwin, C., Hopkins, G., Johnson, T., Ely, M., & Nottle, T. (2010) Watering Adelaide’s trees in times of drought: why, how, and is it worth it? 10th National Street Tree Symposium, 2 - 3 September, National Wine Centre, Adelaide.

Lawes, H., Matejcic, P., Harris, J., Lloyd, D., Zeegers, Y., Roetman, P. & Paige, K. (2010) Warble, warble, warble – How Operation Magpie enriched my classroom. South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) Conference, 15 - 16 April, Rostrevor College, Adelaide.

Lloyd, D., Zeegers, Y., Roetman, P. & Paige, K. (2010) Caught in the web with Operation Spider. South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) Conference, 15 - 16 April, Rostrevor College, Adelaide.

Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (2009) The paradox of the possum and the power of Citizen Science. Keynote presentation at "Rediscovering Adelaide: Urban Biodiversity and Heritage" 25th Friends of Parks Annual Forum, 30 Oct - 1 Nov, Sunnybrae Farm, Adelaide.

Zeegers, Y., Lloyd, D., Roetman, P., Paige, K. & Russo, S. (2009) Citizen Science: Practical ways of involving your class in Operation Magpie. South Australian Science Teachers Association (SASTA) Conference, 20 - 21 April, Rostrevor College, Adelaide.

Lloyd, D. Paige, K. Russo, S., Zeegers, Y. Daniels, C. & Roetman, P. (2009) Citizen Science: engaging primary teachers with science. 40th Australasian Science Education Research Association (ASERA) Conference, 1 - 4 July, Geelong, Victoria.

Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (2008) Including biodiversity as a component of sustainability as Australian cities grow: why and how? 9th National Street Tree Symposium, 4 - 5 September, National Wine Centre, Adelaide.

Internet articles

Roetman, P.E.J. (2013) Creating Biophilic Cities through Citizen Science. Innovator, University of South Australia. Available here…

Education resources

Great Koala Count teacher resources (2012) Produced by project partners in collaboration with the Department for Education and Child Development. Framework, videos, activities and other materials. View these resources...

Roetman, P.E.J, Dilger, K., Sinapius, M. & Daniels, C.B. (2010) Stormwater project resources for SACE level 1 geography students. Background, assessment tasks and supplementary resources. View these resources...

Paige, K., Lloyd, D., Zeegers, Y., Roetman, P., Daniels, C. & Russo, S. (2010) Operation Spider teacher resources. Interactive teaching sequence and factsheets for Primary and Middle school teachers. View these resources...

Paige, K., Lloyd, D., Zeegers, Y., Roetman, P., Daniels, C. & Russo, S. (2009) Operation Magpie teacher resources. Interactive teaching sequence and factsheets for Primary and Middle school teachers. View these resources...

Roetman, P.E.J & Daniels, C.B. (2008) Operation Possum teacher resources. Factsheets, games, report template and lesson suggestions for Primary and Middle school teachers. View these resources...




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