Michael Hansby

Provisionally licensed assessor
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Licensed assessor since 27 February 2018

Assessor performance

No reports submitted. Performance not verified. Qualified to lead HCV and HCV-HCSA assessments.


Michael has a background in forest ecology, native forest silviculture and wildfire ecology and management. Michael has sound field experience in the tropical forest landscapes of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and also has extensive field experience in the temperate forested landscapes of south-eastern Australia. Michael has extensive experience in developing detailed, risk-based management plans from both an ecological and community safety standpoint. Michael has been involved with HCV and HCSA primarily in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands and participated in an HCSA assessment in southern Cambodia. Michael holds Bachelors Degree in Forest Science from the Australian National University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management from the University of Melbourne.


Botany, Forest ecology, Forestry, Carbon studies, Landscape ecology, Biodiversity conservation, Ecosystem services, Other
, Wildfire ecology, wildfire behaviour analysis, wildfire planning and management , Community land use, Participatory mapping, FPIC processes , GIS, Remote sensing, Land use change, LIDAR, Carbon mapping, Other

Thematic scope

Land use planning, Habitat management/restoration, Protected areas
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Sustainable Agriculture Network
Timber and wood-based products, Pulp and paper, Oil palm


Southeastern Asia, Australasia, Pacific Islands
Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands


Language English (Native or bilingual proficiency)