Ben Newman is a Masters of Conservation Science student. He is interested in the intersection of development and conservation and the problems that arise in this area. At present he attempting to quantify ecosystem services within the Yawuru Indigenous Protected Area (WA) under the supervision of Gwen Iacona and Kerrie Wilson. Ben completed a dual degree in Engineering (Mechanical) and Science (Ecology) at UQ in 2013. He enjoys scuba diving, cricket and squash.