Rebecca Runting

As an undergraduate, I studied a Bachelors program in Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) at the University of Queensland, and was awarded First Class Honours and a University Medal (top 1%) in 2011.  My Honours project was incorporated with CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship, and involved comparing the output of different elevation data sets and models of how coastal ecosystems will respond to sea level rise. During my Honours year I was supervised by Dr. Jonathan Rhodes and Dr. Kerrie Wilson.

I am now working as a Research Assistant with a focus on Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Currently, my primary research project involves applying conservation planning software (Marxan) to optimise land use for sustainable development in Borneo. I also provide GIS support for a range of projects, and assist in the co-ordination and curation of spatial data. 

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