Michael co-leads the Social and Institutional Futures Project that is contributing the social research to the hub's analysis. The Social and Institutional Futures team is researching institutional, social and economic conditions relevant to biodiversity conservation to provide an improved understanding of the social and ecological drivers of biodiversity at regional scale.
The Social and Institutional Futures Team includes Co-Leader Associate Professor Sue Moore (Murdoch University) and social researchers Dr Michael Mitchell (University of Tasmania), Professor Allan Curtis (Charles Sturt University) and Dr Christopher Raymond (Charles Sturt University), and PhD student Sarah Clement (Murdoch University). Sam Gadsby completed her masters with the team in 2012. Janice Miller joined the team in 2013 as a master student.