Publications & presentations


Pearce, L. M. (in press). ‘Photos in the field: Reflecting on environmental change through photo-elicited oral histories’ Studies in Oral History.

Pearce, L. M. ‘The Politics of Contaminated Kin’ in Van Horn, G., Kimmerer, R. W. & Hausdoerffer, J. Kinship: Belonging in a World of Relations Vol. 2, Place (Centre for Humans and Nature Press, Chicago: in press).

Pearce, L. M. & Bakes, W. ‘Wheat, wages and weapons: The Sunshine Harvester Works and Australian- European Exchange’ Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange (2020).

Pearce, L. M., 2017. ‘Restoring Broken Histories’, Australian Historical Studies 48:4, 569-591. 

Pearce, L. M., 2018. ‘Affective Ecological Restoration: Bodies of Emotional Practice’, International Review of Environmental History 4:1, 167–189.

Pearce, L.M. & Furness, E. ‘Restoring for an Uncertain Future: Cultivating reciprocal relationships in the face of global change’, SER NEWS 30 (4) (2016).

Pearce, L. M. ‘Scars’, Philosophy Activism Nature, 11 (2015), 98.

Pearce, L. M. & Dorrough, J. Understanding the place of native grasslands on productive land in NSW: Results from social research with private landholders (South East Local Land Service NSW:2016).

Pearce, L. M., Davison, A. and Kirkpatrick, J.B. ‘Personal encounters with trees: the lived significance of the private urban forest’ Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 14 (2015), 1-7.

Pearce, L. M., Kirkpatrick, J. B. and Davison, A. ‘Using size class distributions of species to deduce the dynamics of the private urban forest’ Arboriculture & Urban Forestry 39 (2) (2013), 74-84.

Bristow, T. and Pearce, L.M. (eds) ‘Place: Emotional practice/geographical perspectives’ Philosophy Activism Nature. 12 (2016), 1-7.

Kendal, D., Robin, L., Wilson, A., Muir, C., Pearce, L. M., Willoughby, S. & Lunt, I. ‘Led up the garden Path? Weeds, conservation rhetoric & environmental management’ Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (2017)

Kendal, D., Zeeman, B. J., Ikin, K., Lunt, I. D., McDonnell, M.J., Farrar, A., Pearce, L. M. & Morgan, J.W. ‘The Importance of Small Urban Reserves for Plant Conservation’ Biological Conservation (2017).

Kendal, D., Wilson, A. & Pearce, L.M. ‘Loving emails show there’s more to trees than ecosystem services’ The Conversation, 24 July 2015.


Pearce, L. M. (February 2017) Restoring Broken Histories, as part of Mapping the Inland panel on Resource extraction with Associate Professor Clare Wright (La Trobe University) and Dr. Tom Morton (University Technology Sydney), Centre for the Study of the Inland Conference. Melbourne, Australia.

Pearce, L. M. (July 2016) Histories of Broken Hill’s Regeneration Reserves Australian Historical Association Annual Conference. Ballarat, Australia.

Pearce, L. M. (October 2015, 2016) Social Aspects of Ecological Restoration. For University of Melbourne Masters course: Ecological Restoration. Melbourne, Australia.

Pearce, L. M. (November 2015) Nourishing Restoration Practices in Changing Landscapes. Foreign Bodies Intimate Ecologies Conference. Sydney, Australia.

Pearce, L. M. (September 2015) Stewardship, Sense of Place and Living with Change. Lecture as visiting scholar, Stockholm Resilience Centre. Stockholm, Sweden.

Pearce, L.M., Kendal, D., Dorrough, J. W., Robin, L. & Morgan, J. W. (August, 2015) Understanding Restoration in Australian Urban and Rural conservation landscape management. 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Society for Ecological Restoration. Manchester, UK.

Pearce, L. M. & Kendal, D. (October 2013). Social Factors Drive Decisions Influencing Restoration and Conservation in Australian Urban Grassland Reserves. 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration: Society for Ecological Restoration. Madison, Wisconsin, USA.