Dr Cuong Chu is a natural resource management officer of the Queensland Department of Resources. Cuong’s current work relates to vegetation management and compliance. Cuong has over 23 years work experience as a researcher and project manager in Vietnam and Australia. Cuong’s research and management positions relate to biosphere reserve and protected area management and effectiveness evaluation, forest management, biodiversity conservation and community development, and climate change adaptation planning.


Books and book chapters

Cuong, C.V., Brown, S., 2012 (eds.). Coastal rehabilitation and mangrove restoration using Melaleuca fences: Practical experience from Kien Giang Province. Agriculture Publishing House, Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam.

Brown, S., Simpson, S., Cuong, V.C., Heidi, W., 2012 (eds). Mangroves of the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve. Agriculture Publishing House. Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam.

Cuong, C.V., Dart. P., 2011 (eds.). Conservation and Development of the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve: Climate change, conservation and development- Lesson learned and practical solutions. Agriculture Publishing House. Ho Chi Minh City: Vietnam.

Cuong, C.V., Dart, P., Ha, N.M., Le, V.T.M., Hockings, M., 2019. Biosphere Reserves in Vietnam: Management challenges. In: Reed, M., Price, M (eds.). UNESCO Biosphere Reserves: Supporting Biocultural Diversity, Sustainability and Society. Earthscan from Routledge. Pp 201-212.

Journal papers

Cuong, C.V., Dart, P., Brown, S., Thang, T.V., Le, V.T.M., 2019. Enhancing bird biodiversity through improved water management in a Vietnam wetland National Park. PARKS 25, 55-68.

DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.CH.2019.PARKS-25-1CVC.en

Cuong, C.V., Dart, P., Dudley, N., Hockings, M., 2018. Building stakeholder awareness and engagement strategy to enhance Biosphere Reserve performance and sustainability: the case of Kien Giang, Vietnam. Environmental Management 62, 877-891. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-018-1094-6

Cuong, C.V., Dart, P., Hockings, M., 2017. Biosphere reserves: Attributes for success. Journal of Environmental Management 188, 9-17. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.11.069

Cuong, C.V., Dart, P., Dudley, N., Hockings, M., 2017. Factors influencing successful implementation of Biosphere Reserves in Vietnam: Challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt. Environmental Science and Policy 67, 16-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2016.10.002

Cuong, C.V., Dart, P., Hockings, M., 2017. Using Enhancing our Heritage Toolkit for assessing management effectiveness of the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve. The International Journal of UNESCO Biosphere Reserves 1, 56-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.25316/IR-77.

Cuong, C.V., Brown, S., To, H.H., Hockings, M., 2015. Using Melaleuca fences as soft coastal engineering for mangrove restoration in Kien Giang, Vietnam. Ecological Engineering Journal 81, 256-265. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.04.031

Cuong, C.V., Russell, M., Brown, S., Dart, P., 2015. Using shoreline video assessment for coastal planning and restoration in the context of climate change in Kien Giang, Vietnam. Ocean Science Journal 50, 413-432. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12601-015-0038-9