Researcher biography

John Holmes was Professor of Geography from 1971 to 1995. In retirement, he continues with an active research and consultancy programme touching on: land tenures and property rights regimes in Australia’s rangelands; future resource directions in the tropical savannas, including contested futures for Cape York Peninsula; redirections in rural land ownership, land use and land markets tied to the multifunctional rural transition, evidenced by the emergence of consumption and protection values, contesting the former dominance of production values; and flux within the discipline of human geography. He is Chair of the Wildlife Land Fund which manages three properties for conservation values.