Dr Elisabeth Conrad

Dr Elisabeth Conrad

Dr Elisabeth Conrad


Senior Lecturer

Room 311
Chemistry & Pharmacology Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2873
Dr Elisabeth Conrad is a lecturer with the Division of Environmental Management and Planning within the Institute of Earth Systems; she had previously served as a visiting teaching and research member of staff of the International Environment Institute for several years. She is a geographer and environmental management specialist by training, holding a Ph.D. from the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at the University of Wales, Abersytwyth, an M.Sc. in Environmental Management from Imperial College, University of London and a B.A. (Hons) degree from the University of Malta. Prior to her work in academia, she was engaged as an environmental management consultant, working primarily in environmental impact assessment and protected area management. In this regard, she was responsible for the coordination of environmental impact assessments, as well as for the compilation of specialist reports, as well as protected area management plans. She has also been involved in various international research initiatives, in subject areas including coastal management, sustainability, ecosystem management, conservation, landscape management and biodiversity conservation, and with particular focus on the Mediterranean Basin.

Dr. Conrad is an Associate Member of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (UK). She is also a reviewer for several journals, including Land Use Planning, Society and Natural Resources, Landscape and Urban Planning, Environment and Planning C, and Environmental Science and Policy.
  • Landscape conservation, planning and management
  • Biodiversity conservation and protected area management
  • Public participation in decision-making
  • Resilience in social-ecological systems
  • Environmental ethics

Restall, B. & Conrad, E. 2015, "A literature review of connectedness to nature and its potential for environmental management", Journal of environmental management, vol. 159, no. 0, pp. 264-278.

Conrad, E. & Cassar, L.F. 2014, "Decoupling Economic Growth and Environmental Degradation: Reviewing Progress to Date in the Small Island State of Malta", Sustainability, vol. 6, no. 10, pp. 6729.

Cassar, L.F., Conrad, E., Bell, S. & Morse, S. 2013, "Assessing the use and influence of sustainability indicators at the European periphery", Ecological Indicators, vol. 35, no. 0, pp. 52-61.

Conrad, E. & Cassar, L.F. (eds) 2012, A landscape approach to ecosystem management in Mediterranean Islands, UNESCO and Institute of Earth Systems, Msida.

Conrad, E. 2012, "The European Landscape Convention: Challenges of Participation", Landscape Research, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 383-385.

Conrad, E., Cassar, L.F., Jones, M., Eiter, S., Izakovi?ová, Z., Barankova, Z., Christie, M. & Fazey, I. 2011, "Rhetoric and reporting of public participation in landscape policy", Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 23-47.

Conrad, E., Cassar, L.F., Christie, M. & Fazey, I. 2011, "Hearing but not listening? A participatory assessment of public participation in planning", Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 761-782.

Conrad, E., Christie, M. & Fazey, I. 2011, "Is research keeping up with changes in landscape policy? A review of the literature", Journal of environmental management, vol. 92, no. 9, pp. 2097-2108.

Conrad, E., Christie, M. & Fazey, I. 2011, "Understanding public perceptions of landscape: A case study from Gozo, Malta", Applied Geography, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 159-170.

Conrad, E. & Cassar, L.F. 2007, Coasts and Conflicts, International Environment Institute, Msida.

  • EMP1013 - Introduction to Academic Skills
  • EMP1019 - Human-nature Systems
  • EMP2014 - Research Methods: Theory and Applications
  • EMP2018 - Environmental Governance
  • EMP2021 - Ecosystem Management for Biodiversity Conservation
  • EMP3018 - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • EMP5013 - Sustainability, Society and Change