Emeritus Professor Steve Dovers

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Steve Dovers was originally trained as an ecologist and natural resource manager, and worked in local government and heritage management. He later studied geography at graduate level, and gained a PhD in environmental policy in 1996. He became an academic member of staff at the then Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the ANU in 1997. From 2009-2017 he was Director of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU, and an inaugural ANU Public Policy Fellow. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, was inaugural Chair of the Management Committee of Future Earth Australia; a member of the Advisory Council of the Mulloon Institute, Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, and member of the editorial Boards of the journals Local Environments, Environmental Science and Policy, and Resilience. Steve is a Senior Associate with the advisory firm Aither.

Research interests

Steve Dovers focuses on the generic policy and institutional dimensions of sustainable development and disasters, combining contemporary and historical perspectives, across a diverse range of sectors and issues including climate adaptation, emergency management and disasters, biodiversity, water, urban studies, forests, coastal management and others. He is affiliated with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

  • Cole, L, Dovers, S, Gough, M et al 2018, 'Can major post-event inquiries and reviews contribute to lessons management?', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 34-39pp.
  • Dovers, S 2018, 'Does Public Policy Obey Data, Information and Maps?', in Richard Thackway (ed.), Land Use in Australia, ANU eView, Australia, pp. 59-68pp.
  • Gibbons P, Gill AM, Shore N, Moritz MA, Dovers S, Cary GJ (2018) Options for reducing house-losses during wildfires without clearing trees and shrubs, Landscape and Urban Planning 174, 10-17.
  • March, A & Dovers, S 2017, 'Mainstreaming urban planning for disaster risk reduction', in Neil Sipe, Karen Vella (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Australian Urban and Regional Planning, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, New York, pp. 231-246pp.
  • Zentelis, R, Lindenmayer, D, Roberts, J et al 2017, 'Towards integrated management of Australia's ecologically significant military training areas', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 25, no. 240, pp. 193-211pp.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Dovers, S, Robin, L et al 2017, 'Current status and future prospects for justice research in environmental management', in Lukasiewicz, A., Dovers, S., Robin, L., McKay, J.M., Schilizzi, S., Graham, S. (ed.), Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia, pp. 263-266pp.
  • Steele, W, Hussey, K & Dovers, S 2017, 'What's Critical about Critical Infrastructure?', Urban Policy and Research, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 74-86pp.
  • Dovers, S 2017, 'Exploring environmental justice and public policy', in Lukasiewicz, A., Dovers, S., Robin, L., McKay, J.M., Schilizzi, S., Graham, S. (ed.), Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia, pp. 251-261pp.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Dovers, S, Robin, L et al, eds, 2017, Natural Resources and Environmental Justice: Australian Perspectives, CSIRO Publishing, Clayton South, Victoria, Australia.
  • Dovers, S, Whinam, J, Krogh, M et al 2017, 'Lessons for collaborative research in a changing operating environment', Ecological Management and Restoration, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 120-123.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Dovers, S & Eburn, M 2017, 'Shared responsiblity: the who, what and how', Shared responsibility: the who, what and how. Environmental Hazards. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17477891.2017.1298510.
  • Zentelis, R, Banks, S, Roberts, J, Lindenmayer, D and Dovers, S, 2017, 'Managing military training-related environmental disturbance', Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 204, pp. 486-493pp.
  • Zentelis, R, Lindenmayer, D, Roberts, J et al 2017, 'Principles for integrated environmental management of military training areas', Land Use Policy, vol. 63, pp. 186-195.
  • Vardon, M, Burnett, P & Dovers, S 2016, 'The accounting push and the policy pull: Balancing environment and economic decisions', Ecological Economics, vol. 124, pp. 145-152.
  • Neale, T, Weir, J & Dovers, S 2016, 'Science in Motion: Integrating scientific knowledge into bushfire risk mitigation in southwest Victoria', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 13-17.
  • Lukasiewicz, A, Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2016, 'Community Obligations in Shared Responsibility: Policy Pathways for Resilience', International Conference on Building Resilience, ed. Niluka Domingo and Suzanne Wilkinson, 6th International Conference on Building Resilience, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 517-528pp.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2015, 'Learning Lessons from Disasters: Alternatives to Royal Commissions and Other Quasi-Judicial Inquiries', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 74, no. 4, pp. 495-508.
  • Pittock, J, Hussey, K & Dovers, S 2015, 'Ecologically sustainable development in broader retrospect and prospect: Evaluating national framework policies against climate adaptation imperatives', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 62-76.
  • Lynch, A, Thackway, R, Specht, A et al 2015, 'Transdisciplinary synthesis for ecosystem science, policy and management: The Australian experience', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 534, pp. 173-184.
  • Hussey, K, Pittock, J & Dovers, S 2015, 'Justifying, extending and applying "nexus" thinking in the quest for sustainable development', in Pittock J., Hussey, K., Dovers, S. (ed.), Climate, Energy and Water, Cambridge University Press, New York, USA, pp. 1-5.
  • Hussey, K, Pittock, J & Dovers, S 2015, 'Future prospects in climate, energy and water research and policy', in Pittock J., Hussey, K., Dovers, S. (ed.), Climate, Energy and Water, Cambridge University Press, New York, USA, pp. 324-336.
  • Pittock, J, Hussey, K & Dovers, S, eds, 2015, Climate, Energy and Water, Cambridge University Press, New York, USA.
  • Dovers, S, Feary, S, Martin, A et al 2015, 'Engagement and participation in protected area management: who, why, how and when?', in Worboys, G.L., Lockwood, M., Kothari, A., Feary, S., Pulsford, I. (ed.), Protected Area Governance and Management, ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 413-440.
  • Bosomworth, K, Handmer, J & Dovers, S 2014, 'Learning from analyses of policy frames and informal institutions in the fire management sector of Victoria, Australia', in Glavovic, B.C., Smith, G.P. (ed.), Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Natural Hazards Planning, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 269-289.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Dovers, S & Morton, S 2014, 'Synthesis and overview', in Lindenmayer, D., Dovers, S., Morton, S. (ed.), Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic, pp. 317-322.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2014, 'Legal Aspects of Risk Management in Australia', Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM), vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 61-72.
  • Dovers, S & Handmer, J 2014, 'Disaster policy and climate change: how much more of the same?', in Ismail-Zadeh, A., Urrutia-Fucugaughi, J., Kijko, A., Takeuchi, K. and Zaliapin, (ed.), Extreme natural hazards, disaster risks and societal implications, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 348-358.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2014, 'How chief officers view success in fire policy and management', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 16-21.
  • Hussey, K & Dovers, S 2014, 'Uncertainty: Risk, technology and the future', in Harris, Paul G (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA, pp. 231-245.
  • Clayton H, Mylek MR, Schirmer J, Cary GJ, Dovers SR (2014) Exploring the use of economic evaluation in Australian wildland fire management decision-making. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23: 555-566.
  • Dovers, S 2014, 'Policy and institutional reform for ecologically sustainable development', in Lindenmayer, D., Dovers, S., Morton, S. (ed.), Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia’s Future Environment, 2nd edition, CSIRO Publishing, Australia, pp. 305-314.
  • Jacobson, C, Hughey, K, Lynch, A et al 2014, 'Twenty years of pacifying responses to environmental management', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 21: 143-74.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Dovers, S & Morton, S, eds, 2014, Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment, 2nd edition, CSIRO Publishing, Australia.
  • McLennan, B, Weir, J, Eburn, M et al 2014, 'Negotiating risk and responsibility through law, policy and planning', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 29(3): 22-28.
  • Milne M, Clayton H, Dovers S, Cary GJ (2014) Evaluating benefits and costs of wildland fires: Critical review and future applications. Environmental Hazards 13: 114-132.
  • Talent, M, Troy, P & Dovers, S 2014, Canberra Residential Energy and Water Consumption Baseline Report.
  • Wyborn, C & Dovers, S 2014, 'Prescribing adaptiveness in agencies of the state', Global Environmental Change, vol. 24, pp. 5-7.
  • Dovers, S 2013, 'How much adaptation: are existing policy and institutions enough?', in J. Palutikof, S.L. Boulter, A.J. Ash, M. Stafford Smith, M. Parry, M. Waschka, D (ed.), Climate Adaptation Futures, Wiley-Blackwell, UK, pp. 97-102.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2013, 'Risk management from a legal and governance perspective', Dealing with disaster, International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management, Newcastle, England, pp. 1-18.
  • Botterill, L & Dovers, S 2013, 'Drought and Water in the Murray-Darling basin: From Disaster Policy to Adaptation', in Boulter, S., Palutikof, J., Karoly, D.J., Guitart, D. (ed.), Natural Disasters and Adaptation to Climate Change, Cambridge University Press, USA, pp. 67-74.
  • Hussey, K, Price, R, Pittock, J et al 2013, Statutory frameworks, institutions and policy processes for climate adaptation: Do Australia's existing statutory frameworks, associated institutions and policy processes support or impede national adaptation planning and practice?, National Climate Change Adaption Research Facility, Gold Coast.
  • Dovers, S 2013, 'Still Settling the Limestone Plains', in David Headon and Andrew MacKenzie (ed.), Canberra RED: Stories from the bush capital, Allen & Unwin, Crow's Nest, pp. 235-258.
  • Cockfield, G & Dovers, S 2013, 'The Science and Policy of Climate Variability and Climate Change: Intersections and Possibilities', in Linda Courtenay Botterill and Geoff Cockfield (ed.), Drought, Risk Management, and Policy: Decision Making under Uncertainty, CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 29-44.
  • Dovers, S & Hussey, K 2013, Environment & Sustainability: a policy handbook, 2nd edition, The Federation Press, Australia.
  • Dovers, S 2013, 'The Australian Environmental Policy Agenda', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 114-128.
  • Handmer, J & Dovers, S 2013, Handbook of Disaster Policies and Institutions, 2nd edition, Earthscan Publications Ltd, UK.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2012, 'Sharing responsibility with governments and their agencies', Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference 2012, International Association of Wildland Fire, Montana USA, pp. 1-9.
  • Cary G, Collett E, Gill M, Clayton H, Dovers D (2012) Future scenarios for Australian bushfires: Report on a Bushfire CRC workshop. Australian Journal of Emergency Management 27: 34-40.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2012, 'Australian Wildfire Litigation', International Journal of Wildland Fire, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 488-497.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2012, 'Mainstreaming fire and emergency management across legal and policy sectors: Preliminary findings on measures of success', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 14-19.
  • Fischer, J, Dyball, R, Fazey, I, Gross, C, Dovers, S, Ehrlich, PR, Brulle, RJ, Chrisensen, C and Borden RJ et al 2012, 'Human behavior and sustainability', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 10: 153-160. doi: 10.1890/110079.

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  • Hezri, A & Dovers, S 2011, 'Shifting the policy goal from environment to sustainable development', in Hal Hill, Tham Siew Yean and Ragayah Haji Mat Zin (ed.), Malaysia's Development Challenges: Graduating from the middle, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 276-295.
  • Schirmer, J, Dovers, S and Clayton, H. 2012, 'Informing conservation policy design through an examination of landholder preferences: A case study of scattered tree conservation in Australia', Biological Conservation, vol. 153, pp. 51-63.
  • Schirmer, J, Dovers, S and Clayton, H. 2012, 'Informing conservation policy design through an examination of landholder preferences: A case study of scattered tree conservation in Australia', Biological Conservation, vol. 153, pp. 51-63.
  • Lazarow, N & Dovers, S 2011, 'Ecologically Sustainable Development in Marine Areas: Environment, Economics and People', in Warwick Gullett, Clive Schofield, Joanna Vince (ed.), Marine Resources Management, LexisNexis Butterworths, Sydney Australia, pp. 91-107.
  • Li, G & Dovers, S 2011, 'Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Urban Settlements: Lessons from Five Australian Cases', in James D. Ford and Lea Berrang-Ford (ed.), Climate Change Adaptation in Developed Nations: From Theory to Practice, Springer, Canada, pp. 289-302.
  • Eburn, M & Dovers, S 2011, 'Governments and emergency response', Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2011 Conference Science Day, ed. R.P. Thornton, Bushfire CRC, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 1-9.
  • Sherren, K, Fischer, J, Clayton, H, Hauldren, A and Dovers, S. 2011, 'Lessons from visualising the landscape and habitat implications of tree decline - and its remediation through tree planting - in Australia's grazing landscapes', Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 103, pp. 248-258.
  • Dovers, S 2010, 'Embedded Scales: Interdisciplinary and Institutional Issues', in Valerie Brown, John Harris, Jacqueline Russell (ed.), Tackling Wicked Problems: Through the Transdisciplinary Imagination, Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, UK and Washington DC, USA, pp. 182-192.
  • Sherren, K, Fischer, J, Clayton, H, Schirmer, J and Dovers, S. 2010, 'Integration by case, place and process: transdisciplinary research for sustainable grazing in the Lachlan River catchment, Australia', Landscape Ecology, vol. 25, pp. 1219-1230.
  • Sherren, K, Robin, Libby, Kanowski, P, and Dovers, S. 2010, 'Escaping the disciplinary straitjacket: Curriculum design as university adaptation to sustainability', Journal of Global Responsibility, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 260-278.
  • Smith, T, Carter, R, Thomsen, D et al 2009, 'Enhancing science impact in the coastal zone through adaptive learning', Journal of Coastal Research, no. SPEC. ISSUE 56, pp. 1306-1310.
  • Dovers, S & Hezri, A 2010, 'Institutions and policy processes: the means to the ends of adaptation', Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: WIREs Climate Change, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 212-231.
  • Handmer, J & Dovers, S 2009, 'A Typology of Resilience: Rethinking Institutions for Sustainable Development', in E. Lisa F. Schipper and Ian Burton (ed.), The Earthscan Reader on Adaptation to Climate Change, Earthscan Publications Ltd, UK and USA, pp. 187-210.
  • Li, G & Dovers, S 2009, 'Climate change and human settlements: methodology, case studies and issues arising', State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2009, ed. Conference Program Committee, Promaco Conventions Pty Ltd, Perth, pp. 1-19.
  • Dovers, S 2009, 'Institutionalising Sustainable Development: The Generational Challenge', in (ed.), Civilization and Peace, Kim Jung-bae, Republic of Korea, pp. 229-255.
  • Hezri, A & Dovers, S 2009, 'Australia's Indicator-Based Sustainability Assessments and Public Policy', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 303-318.
  • Fischer, J, Peterson, G, Gardner, T, Gordon, LJ, Fazey, I, Emlqvist, T, Felton, A, Folke, C and Dovers, S, 2009, 'Integrating resilience thinking and optimisation for conservation', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 549-554.
  • Sherren, K, Klovdahl, A, Robin, L, Butler, L and Dovers, S, 2009, 'Collaborative Research on Sustainability: Myths and Conundrums of Interdisciplinary Departments', Journal of Research Practice, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-30.
  • Dovers, S 2008, 'Policy and Institutional Reforms', in D Lindenmayer, S Dovers, M Harriss Olson & S Morton (ed.), Ten commitments: reshaping the lucky country's environment, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, pp. 215-223.
  • ROSS, J & Dovers, S 2008, 'Making the Harder Yards: Environmental Policy Integration in Australia', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 245-260.
  • Dovers, S 2008, 'Can environmental history engage with policy?', History Australia, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 03.2-03.6.
  • Sherren, K, Dovers, S, Fischer, J et al 2008, 'Leverage points for reversing paddock tree loss in Upper Lachlan grazing landscapes: A workshop report', Ecological Management and Restoration, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 237-240.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Dovers, S, Harriss Olson, M et al 2008, 'Synthesis and overview', in D Lindenmayer, S Dovers, M Harriss Olson & S Morton (ed.), Ten commitments: reshaping the lucky country's environment, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, pp. 227-231.
  • Handmer, J & Dovers, S 2008, 'Policy development and design for fire and emergency management', Australian Journal of Emergency Management, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 21-29.
  • Lowe, A, Dovers, S, Lindenmayer, D et al 2008, 'Evaluation in environmental conservation: issues of adequacy and rigour', International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 245-275.
  • Lindenmayer, D, Dovers, S, Harriss Olson, M et al, eds, 2008, Ten commitments: reshaping the lucky country's environment, CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria.
  • Dovers, S, Hutchinson, M, Lindenmayer, D et al 2008, 'Uncertainty, Complexity and the Environment', in Gabriele Bammer and Michael Smithson (ed.), Uncertainty and Risk: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, pp. 245-260.
  • Dovers, S 2008, 'Urban water: Policy, institutions and government', in Patrick Troy (ed.), Troubled Waters: Confronting the water crisis in Australia's cities, ANU ePress, Canberra Australia, pp. 81-98.
  • Li, G & Dovers, S 2008, 'Assessing the Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity of Australian settlements to Impacts of Climate Change and Variability', International Disaster and Risk Conference 2008, ed. Conference Program Committee, Conference Organising Committee, Switzerland, p. 3.
  • Hussey, K & Dovers, S 2007, 'International perspectives on water policy and management: emerging principles, common challenges', in K Hussey and S Dovers (ed.), Managing water for Australia: the social and institutional challenges, CSIRO Publishing, Malbourne, pp. 141-154.
  • Hussey, K & Dovers, S, eds, 2007, Managing Water for Australia: The Social and Institutional Challenges, CSIRO Publishing, Malbourne.
  • Handmer, J & Dovers, S 2007, The Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Policies and Institutions, Earthscan Publications Ltd, London UK.
  • Crabb, P & Dovers, S 2007, 'Managing natural resources across jurisdictions: lessons from the Australian Alps', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 210-219.
  • Fazey, I, Fazey, J, Fischer, J et al 2007, 'Adaptive capacity and learning to learn as leverage for social-ecological resilience', Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 5, pp. 1-7.
  • Dovers, S & Price, R 2007, 'Research and the Integration Imperative', in Kevin S. Hanna and D. Scott Slocombe (ed.), Integrated Resource and Environmental Management; Concepts and Practice, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada, pp. 36-55.
  • Robins, L & Dovers, S 2007, 'NRM Regions in Australia: the 'Haves' and the 'Have Nots'', Geographical Research, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 273-290.
  • Robins, Lisa & Dovers, S 2007, 'Community-based NRM boards of management: are they up to the task?', Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 14, pp. 111-122.
  • Fazey, I, Fazey, J, Salisbury, J et al 2006, 'The nature and role of experiential knowledge for environmental conservation', Environmental Conservation, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 1-10.
  • Connell, D & Dovers, S 2006, 'Tail Wags Dog -- Water Markets and the National Water Initiative', Public Administration Today, vol. july september, pp. 17-23.
  • Dovers, S & Connor, R 2006, 'Institutional and Policy Change for Sustainability', in Benjamin J Richardson and Stepan Wood (ed.), Environmental Law for Sustainability: a reader, Hart Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 21-60.
  • Adnan, A & Dovers, S 2006, 'Sustainability indicators, policy and governance: issues for ecological economics', Ecological Economics, vol. 60, pp. 86-99.
  • Dovers, S 2006, 'Precautionary policy assessment for sustainability', in Fisher, Elizabeth et al. (ed.), Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Perspectives and Prospects, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 88-109.
  • Hussey, K & Dovers, S 2006, 'Trajectories in Australian Water Policy', Journal of Contemporary Water Research & education, vol. 1, no. 135, pp. 36-50.
  • Dovers, S 2005, 'Policy analysis, environment and sustainability', in R.Q.Grafton, L.Robin & RJ Wasson (ed.), Understanding the environment: bridging the disciplinary divides, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 76-96.
  • Dovers, S 2005, 'Clarifying the imperative of integration research for sustainable environmental management', Journal of Research Practice, vol. 1, pp. 1-19.
  • Dovers, S & Wasson, R 2005, 'Integrative research in the university context: Centre for resource and environmental studies, the Australian National University', Journal of Research Practice, vol. 1, pp. 1-21.
  • Connell, D, Dovers, S & Grafton, R 2005, 'A Critical Analysis of the National Water Initiative', Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 82-107.
  • Dovers, S 2005, Environment and sustainability policy, The Federation Press, Sydney Australia.
  • Connor, R & Dovers, S 2004, Institutional change for sustainable development, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.
  • Dovers S, Cary G, Lindenmayer D (2004) Fire research and policy priorities: insights from the 2003 national fire forum. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 19, 76-84.
  • Dovers, S 2003, 'A policy orientation as integrative strategy', in Stephen Dovers, David I. Stern and Michael Young (ed.), New Dimensions in Ecological Economics: Integrated Approaches to People and Nature, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 102-117.
  • Dovers, S 2003, 'Are forests different as a policy challenge?', in Lindenmayer, D., and Franklin, J. (ed.), Towards Forest Sustainability, Island Press, Washington DC, pp. 15-30.
  • Dovers, S & Wild River, S 2003, 'Reflecting on three decades: a synthesis', in Stephen Dovers and Su Wild River (ed.), Managing Australia's Environment, The Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 515-535.
  • Dovers, S 2003, 'Processes and institutions for resource and environmental management: why and how to learn?', in Stephen Dovers and Su Wild River (ed.), Managing Australia's Environment, The Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 1-12.
  • Dovers, S 2003, 'Discrete, consultative policy processes: lessons from the National Conservation Strategy for Australia and the National Strategy for Ecologically Sustainable Development', in Stephen Dovers and Su Wild River (ed.), Managing Australia's Environment, The Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 133-153.
  • Barnett, J, Ellemor, H & Dovers, S 2003, 'Sustainability and interdisciplinarity', in Stephen Dovers, David I. Stern and Michael Young (ed.), New Dimensions in Ecological Economics: Integrated Approaches to People and Nature, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 53-76.
  • Pawson, E & Dovers, S 2003, 'Environmental history and the challenges of interdisciplinarity: an Antipodean perspective', Environment and History, vol. 9, pp. 53-75.
  • Dovers, S 2003, 'Uncertainty, environment and fire: research and policy issues', in Cary, G., Lindenmayer, D., and Dovers, S. (ed.), Australia burning: fire ecology, policy and management issues, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 41-50.
  • Dovers, S, Stern, D & Young, M 2003, 'Ecological economics: prospects for integration and interdisciplinarity', in Stephen Dovers, David I. Stern and Michael Young (ed.), New Dimensions in Ecological Economics: Integrated Approaches to People and Nature, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 1-10.
  • Dovers, S & Wild River, S, eds, 2003, Managing Australia's environment, The Federation Press, Annandale, NSW.
  • Dovers, S, Stern, D & Young, M, eds, 2003, New Dimensions in Ecological Economics: Integrative Approaches to People and Nature, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Cary G, Lindenmayer D & Dovers S, eds. (2003) Australia Burning: Fire Ecology, Policy and Management Issues, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
  • Cary G, Lindenmayer D & Dovers S. 2003 Research and policy priorities: A synthesis. In: Cary, G., Lindenmayer, D., and Dovers, S. (ed.), Australia Burning: Fire Ecology, Policy and Management Issues, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 252-265.
  • Dovers, S 2002, 'Sustainability: reviewing Australia's progress, 1992-2002', International Journal of Environmental Studies, vol. 59, no. 5, pp. 559-571.
  • Dovers, S 2002, 'Commonalities and contrasts, pasts and presents: an Australian view', in Stephen Dovers, Ruth Edgecombe and Bill Guest (ed.), South Africa?s environmental history: cases and comparisons, David Philip Publishers, Cape Town, pp. 227-239.
  • Dovers, S 2002, 'Too deep a SEA? strategic environmental assessment in the era of sustainability', in S Marsden and S Dovers (ed.), Strategic environmental assessment in Australasia, The Federation Press, Sydney, pp. 24-46.
  • Gilna, B & Dovers, S 2002, 'Biotechnology and environment: risk, trust, science and policy', Australian Biologist, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 38-55.
  • Dovers, S 2001, 'Informing institutions and policies', in Jackie Venning and John Higgins (ed.), Towards sustainability, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 196-220.
  • Barnett, J & Dovers, S 2001, 'Environmental security, sustainability and policy', Global Change, Peace & Security, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 157-169.
  • Dovers, S 2001, 'Still settling and muddling through: policy, history and the Australian environment', National Museums: Negotiating Histories Conference, ed. D McIntyre, National Museum of Australia Press, Canberra, pp. 193-207.
  • Dovers, S 2001, 'Institutional barriers and opportunities: processes and arrangements for natural resource management in Australia', Water Science and Technology, vol. 43, pp. 215-226.
  • Dovers, S & Norton, T 2001, 'Managing ecosystems for sustainability: challenges and opportunities', in Handmer, Norton & Dovers (ed.), Ecology, uncertainty and policy: managing ecosystems for sustainability, Prentice-Hall, Harlow, UK, pp. 291-303.
  • Clark, T, Cork, S, Dovers, S et al 2000, 'Koala Conservation Policy Process:appraisal and recommendations', Conservation Biology, vol. 14, pp. 681-690.
  • Dovers, S 2000, 'On the contribution of environmental history to current debate and policy', Environment and History, vol. 6, pp. 131-159.
  • Dovers, S 2000, 'Still settling Australia: environment, history and policy', in unknown (ed.), Environmental History and Policy: Still Settling Australia, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, pp. 2-23.

Formerly convener/co-convener of ENVS3028.6528 and ENVS8016, Steve now delivers guest lectures and workshop sessions to a range of Fenner School courses.