Ben's early career was spent working in conventional stonefruit orchards and vineyards. He returned to tertiary study in 2006 to complete a Bachelor of Ecological Agriculture at Charles Sturt University. His subsequent Bachelor of Science Honours used ecogeomorphic perspectives to investigate landscape development and change within incised Australian swampy meadow floodplains following European occupation. In 2016, Ben completed an Advanced Master of Biological Anthropology at ANU in which he explored the topic of Human Self-domestication. He is currently extending this research within the Human Ecology program at the Fenner School of Environment and Society.
Gleeson B. and Kushnick G. (in press-2018), ‘Female status, food security, and stature sexual dimorphism: Testing mate choice as a mechanism in human self-domestication’, American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
Gleeson B. 2016, ‘Cultivating Ecological Perception: Creativity within Undergraduate Explorations of Human Ecology and Ecological Agriculture’, Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics, Vol. 3, 1.
Gleeson B. 2015, ‘Terra Nullius in Australian Environmentalism and Agriculture: Implications for ecologically based intra-action within a living landscape’ PAN: Philosophy, Activism, Nature, No. 11.
Gleeson B. 2017, ‘Agroecology and Ecogeomorphology: Novel Ecosystems Perspectives May Aid Rehabilitation of Eroded Grazing Landscapes’, Society for Human Ecology Conference, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines.
Gleeson B. 2016, ‘The Effect of Female Social Status on Human Stature Sexual Dimorphism: Evidence of Self-Domestication?’, ANU Student Research Conference.
2013— ‘Landcare of the future’, Once and Future Landscape Care Forum with Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe at the Braidwood Two-Fires Festival of Arts and Activism.
Gleeson B. 2017, ‘Non-Destructive Revegetation: A Novel Approach to Landcare Practice’, Compassionate Conservation Conference, Leura, NSW.