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Dr Chris Baker

My research interests are about using mathematical models to help improve management. The focus of my work has been about the application of optimal control theory to invasive species management and in developing ecosystem models to predict how management actions will affect different species in an ecosystem. I am also working on developing managem ...
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Ms Sana Bau

Sana is a current PhD candidate at The University of Melbourne, researching the use of evidence in conservation decisions and the interaction of value-based and technical judgements in decision making. Sana’s research takes an integrated perspective on emerging conservation issues. Sana’s research interests cover a broad spectrum of to ...
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Dr Lucie Bland

Lucie researches the Red listing of ecosystems – testing the new global standard for conservation. In August 2015, she was a member of the team awarded the Australian Museum Eureka prize in Environmental Research.  Red List criteria for assessing risks to ecosystems are a major global advance in biodiversity conservation. Desp ...
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PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
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Dr Michael Bode

As an applied mathematician, my research attention is drawn towards theoretical aspects of ecology (particularly of dispersive marine organisms) and conservation management. I particularly enjoy problems where quantitative modelling can provide insights despite a lack of high-quality data – identifying situations where we can avoid spending ...
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PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
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Ms Dolla Boutros

Dolla has the almost impossible task of keeping all our University of Melbourne researchers organised.

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PositionBusiness Manager
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Ms Pauline Byron

Pauline joins Dolla in the almost impossible task of keeping all our University of Melbourne researchers organised.

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PositionPA/Administrator
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Ms Kate Cranney

I am currently studying a Master of Science (Botany) at the University of Melbourne. I am being supervised by Dr. David Duncan, Dr. Libby Rumpff and Assoc. Prof. Brendan Wintle. Partnering with Bush Heritage Australia, my Masters topic is centred on ecological monitoring in the private conservation sector. A Holsworth Research Endowment has al ...
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PositionMasters Student
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Assoc Prof Jane Elith

Associate Professor Jane Elith is a Senior Lecturer in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. She specialises in species distribution models, statistical models that describe relationships between the occurrence or abundance of species and the environment. Jane has made outstanding original academic contributions to species model ...
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PositionResearcher, Theme E Leader
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Ms Dini Fardila

My research focuses on community ecology, landscape ecology and quantitative ecology. I studied bird communities along an urbanization gradient for my Master Degree. For my PhD research project, I aim to find the best way to measure the effect of habitat fragmentation on bird communities in Australian and tropical forest region.

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PositionPhD Candidate
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Ms Hannah Fraser

I am currently doing my PhD through the University of Melbourne.  My supervisors are Mick McCarthy, Libby Rumpff and Cindy Hauser from Melbourne Uni and Georgia Garrard of RMIT University.  During my PhD I am investigating uncertainty around 'woodland birds'; how we classify them, why we classify them differently, how this effe ...
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Dr Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita

Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita is a Lecturer in Ecological Modelling at the University of Melbourne, where she works under the umbrella of the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group. Gurutzeta has a background in statistical ecology (prior to that she was a telecom engineer!). Her research spans a range of topics including wildlife monitoring, the mode ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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Dr Geoff Heard

Geoff is a Research Fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne, funded jointly by the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub and the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. Geoff's background is in field ecology, with focus on the threatened frogs and reptiles of south-eastern Australia. His current res ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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Ms Claire Keely

Claire Keely is currently undertaking a PhD through The University of Melbourne and Museum Victoria, focused on the conservation genetics of the Growling Grass Frog, Litoria raniformis, in an urban environment. The Growling Grass Frog is listed as vulnerable nationally and endangered in Victoria. Remnant populations around Melbourne occur througho ...
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PositionPhD Student
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Dr Luke Kelly

I conduct ecological research that aims to contribute solutions to global conservation problems. My areas of interest include fire science, landscape ecology and global change. My work at CEED is focused on: understanding how fire regimes influence biodiversity; and predicting which species are most at risk of extinction in rapidly transformin ...
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Dr Jose Lahoz-Monfort

I have a general interest in wildlife monitoring techniques, demography and population dynamics, the study of species distributions, and the statistical methods that underpin these areas. But of course, always keeping in mind the ultimate step: how these feed into the decision-making process for biodiversity conservation and management so that the ...
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PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
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Prof Michael McCarthy

I am a Professor at the University of Melbourne, and a Chief Investigator for and Deputy Directory of CEED. I am interested in developing, evaluating and applying models to assist environmental management.

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PositionResearcher, CEED Deputy Director
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Mr Will Morris

Will is a PhD student in the Quantitative & Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The subject of his PhD is decision making and planning for forest and woodland management with multiple objectives. A focus of his work is the value of information to decision making in these systems. My background is in applied statist ...
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PositionPhD Student
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Will is investigating the topic 'Assessing the value of phylogenetic data for conservation planning'. Based at the University of Melbourne, his supervisors are Peter Vesk, Heini Kujala and Laura Pollock.

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PositionPhD Candidate
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Ms Esti Palma

Esti has a background on environmental sciences and conservation. She is currently undertaking her PhD on plant ecology, with an emphasis on biological invasions. Her main interests lay within functional ecology and community assembly, and her research focuses on how to use functional traits to understand large scale patterns of invasiveness and in ...
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Ms Alina Pung

Alina is completing her Masters of Botany at the University of Melbourne. Her research focused on modelling bird responses to wildfire and prescribed burning in Victoria’s foothills forest. This project was supervised by Professor Mick McCarthy, Dr. Luke Kelly and Dr. Karen Rowe (Museum Victoria). The findings from this study demonstrated th ...
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PositionMasters Student
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Dr Libby Rumpff

Libby is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne. She collaborate with other CEED researchers to work on a range of projects in the realm of: Adaptive management and structured decision making for natural resource management and conservation; Management and restoration of vegetation condition and habitat in various ecosystems; ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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Mr Gerard Ryan

Conservation is failing to mitigate the global degradation and destruction of biodiversity. I want to know how we - the conservation community - can increase the impact of our actions. I'm investigating a series of case studies that aim to understand measuring the impact of and optimizing conservation actions. These case-studies span the scale ...
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PositionPhD Student
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Ms Freya Thomas

Freya is interested in how key plant functional traits are generated for fire prone communities.

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PositionStudent
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Dr Reid Tingley

Reid's research focuses on understanding how species' traits and environmental change influence the dual processes of extinction and invasion in amphibians and reptiles. 

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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Ms Els Van Burm

Environmental managers often deal with uncertainty while making decisions. This uncertainty can be reduced by allocating resources towards learning about the system through monitoring. Gaining more information through monitoring does not necessarily contribute to better decision making though. In some cases, allocating resources towards monitoring ...
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Assoc Prof Peter Vesk

I am an ecologist working mainly with plants. My research focusses on gathering and organising knowledge for ecological management of rural landscapes, on generalising ecological knowledge so as to facilitate availability of knowledge, and interactions between plants and animals. I aim to bridge the gap between field ecology and modelling. Recent ...
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PositionChief Invesitgator, Researcher
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Mr Casey Visintin

My research interests include most topics involving environmental conservation. One of the primary interests, however, is developing efficient and effective methods for studying, analysing, predicting, and mitigating ecological damage caused by human industrialization and development. So what does this mean exactly? Well, I enjoy proffering intere ...
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PositionPhD Student
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Mr Matt West

I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne with funding by Zoos Victoria. My research currently focuses on how threatening processes affect the critically endangered Spotted Tree Frog (Litoria spenceri). I am supervised by Michael McCarthy and Graeme Gillespie.

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Prof Brendan Wintle

I’m an conservation ecologist, Professor and ARC Future Fellow. I’m interested in uncertainty and conservation decision making. I coordinate and teach 3rd year Applied Ecology at Melbourne University.  I’m Deputy Director of the Commonwealth Government’s National Environmental Science Programme Thr ...
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PositionResearcher, UoM Node leader
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Dr Jian Yen

Jian is a mathematically trained ecologist working broadly across population and community ecology. He is particularly interested in linking theory and data to develop more accurate models of ecological populations and communities. His current work emphasizes the use of functional traits to construct models that can be transferred among species and ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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