Dr Vanessa Adams

A key theme in Vanessa' research is applying economic concepts and social consultation to make on-ground conservation action more effective and equitable between groups of stakeholders. She spent a year as a Fulbright scholar conducting research at the University of Queensland in 2004 and completed her PhD at James Cook University in 2011. Her rese ...
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Nancy completed her PhD with Hugh Possingham and Kerrie Wilson early in 2015.

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Dr Kathy Avent

Kathy Avent joins CEED as Chief Operations Officer, bringing 15 years of research management, strategy and leadership to support the operations and planning for the centre. Kathy provides support to the CEED Director and leadership group to achieve its strategic targets, meet reporting requirements and promote the outcomes and impact of CEED resea ...
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Dr Chris Baker

Chris' research interests are about using mathematical models to help improve management. The focus of his 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. He is also working on developing ...
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Dr Payal Bal

Conservation and related policy decisions rely heavily on accurate monitoring and data analysis. However, for multispecies assemblages we are severely limited in our ability to measure all components of the system. The dynamicity and non-linear relationships within species assemblages often render community dynamics unpredictable. On the other hand ...
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Sam is a conservation biologist interested in how animals respond to environmental change. Sam is something of a details person and likes to find out about the processes operating in animal populations and how they respond to environmental changes caused by things like disturbance, habitat fragmentation or logging. He does a lot of field-based rese ...
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Dr Philip Barton

Dr Philip Barton is a research fellow in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. He leads research on the structure and diversity of insect communities and their ecological roles in both natural and modified landscapes.

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John left the University of Melbourne in March 2015.

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Dr Maria Beger

Maria is a conservation biologist focussing on coral reef ecosystems. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow with CEED at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her main research interest is in understanding how ecological patterns can assist with better decision-making for marine biodiversity conservation. Maria mostly works in the Indo-Pacific regi ...
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Joseph is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Department of Biology at Carleton University, and co-director of the Geomatics and Landscape Ecology Laboratory (GLEL). His research touches on a variety of themes including conservation prioritization, invasion ecology, optimal monitoring, biogeography and spatial stat ...
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Laurence is a PhD student in the Conservation and Landscape Ecology group at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He studies the ecology of fire refuges in the Mountain Ash forests of the Victorian Central Highlands. Fire refuges are areas in the landscape that have locally different fire regimes than ...
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Dr Hawthorne Beyer

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Dr Duan Biggs

Duan was born in Namibia and grew up in South Africa. He completed his PhD at the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in 2011 on the resilience of coral reef tourism to global change and crises. Subsequent to his PhD, Duan developed a tourism research program for South African National Parks to support decision-maki ...
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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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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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Dr Sugeng Budiharta

Through his PhD, Sugeng conducted research on the topic of 'Restoration Planning of Tropical Secondary Forest: Maximizing Outcomes for Carbon, Biodiversity and Socio-economic in context of REDD'. He focused on the knowledge gaps required in the context of climate change mitigation and the extensive areas of land degradation in tropical countries. ...
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Dr Nathalie Butt

Nathalie is an Australian Research Council Fellow. Her work is concerned with the interactions between biodiversity and climate/climate change, previously focussing on forests in tropical South America and temperate Europe, and now including Australian forests and ecosystems. She is currently working on global-scale analyses of climate and human im ...
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Dr James Camac

James completed is PhD at the University of Melbourne in early 2014. Following his PhD, James worked with Dr Daniel Falster and Prof Mark Westoby at Macquarie University. During his time there, James examined build a predictive model of tropical tree mortality that partitioned mortality rates into growth-dependent and stochastic processes. In mid 2 ...
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Dr Abbey Camaclang

Abbey is currently a PhD student at the University of Queensland, supervised by Prof Hugh Possingham and Dr Tara Martin. Her research focuses on the use of decision science in making conservation decisions for listed species.   In particular, she is hoping to look at the process of identifying and designating critical habitats for threatened ...
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Stefano was a PhD Student with CEED through the University of Melbourne, until mid 2015. 

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Dr Xyomara Carretero-Pinzon

Xyomara's doctorate thesis highlighted how conservation strategies in fragmented landscapes affects the occupancy, abundance and in more detail the group density, size and composition of the primate species studied, depending on the scale at which conservation actions are taken by using a group of primate species in the Colombian Llanos. This thesi ...
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Dr Jane Catford

Jane's time is divided between the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University (where she is based).  She is a plant ecologist with an interest in community assembly and invasion ecology. Using a variety of approaches, she aims to use community ecology theory to inform invasive species management and biological inv ...
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Dr Iadine Chadès

Dr Iadine Chadès provides guidance to managers on how to make decisions under uncertainty in the most efficient way. She is particularly interested in discovering the mechanistic insights underpinning optimal decision-making. Originally trained in Artificial Intelligence, Iadine turned towards ecology to develop optimisation methods to man ...
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Morteza Chalak is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia. He received his PhD in Environmental Economics from Wageningen University in the Netherlands in February 2009. His PhD thesis was on the economics of invasive species and one of his thesis focus area was the control of Californian thistle in New Zealand. He vis ...
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Dr Alienor Chauvenet

Alienor commenced at the University of Queensland (UQ) as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in October 2014. She is a quantitative ecologist with a keen interest in optimal decision-making. Her research is about enhancing our knowledge and implementation of species conservation and management using state-of-the-art techniques. At present, her researc ...
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Sean uses spatially explicit models of spread to explore how localised initial plant populations become large, widespread, invasive populations. He investigates the phenomenon of plant spread on both homogeneous and heterogeneous landscapes. Sean is also interested in complex dynamic landscapes where the weed and the landscape interact with each ot ...
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Dr Mike Craig

Mike was born in England and migrated with his family to Australia in 1976. He went to school in Perth and undertook both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at UWA, graduating with a BSc(Hons) in Botany and Zoology in 1992 and in 2001 a PhD, his thesis titled "The short-term impacts of logging on the jarrah forest avifauna". Mike worked as ...
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Dr Katrina Davis

Dr Katrina Davis commenced at the University of Queensland (UQ) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in July 2015. Her research investigates optimal use of natural resources to maximise the productivity of human and ecological systems. Her current research examines how to integrate expert and stakeholder preferences for marine ecological features by ...
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Dr Angela Dean

Dr Angela Dean is a quantitative social scientist. Her research focuses on how to promote environmental citizenship within communities.  Angela draws on diverse experience as both a researcher and practitioner in the areas of health, science communication, citizen science, and sustainable urban water management.  Her research explores: ...
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Dr Kiran Dhanjal-Adams

Originally from New Caledonia, Kiran graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2010 with a BSc in Environmental Science (Ecology) before pursuing an MRes in Computational Biology at the University of York where her research focussed primarily on modelling the effects of disturbances and stochastic processes on population dynamics. Kiran complete ...
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Dr Martina Di Fonzo

Martina is interested in carrying out user-focussed research that promotes better natural resource management decision-making, prioritising the conservation of biodiversity whilst recognising the constraints of limited funding and necessity for economic development. Since December 2015, Martina has been an Honorary Fellow of the Centre of Excellen ...
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Dr Moreno Di Marco

Moreno is a conservation biologist with a strong interest in developing quantitative techniques for addressing large-scale biodiversity problems. He works on conservation planning and macroecological analyses, in the context of international biodiversity targets. He is particularly interested in predicting the effect of global land use and climate ...
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Dr David Duncan

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Dr Megan Evans

Megan's research falls broadly within environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular focus on biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. She is an interdisciplinary researcher, and draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods used in the natural and social sciences. The overarching goal of Megan's research i ...
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Claire completed her PhD with CEED, and went on to continue her research with CEED as a post-doctoral fellow.

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Dr Hannah Fraser (Pearson)

After finishing a Masters and PhD studying woodland birds with CEED at the University of Melbourne, Hannah spent 6 months working for the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis before taking up a Post-Doc with Fiona Fidler (also a CEED alumnus) working on two projects: 1) the CREATE project in which we are funded by US intelligence to i ...
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Georgia has completed research projects with CEED as both a PhD student and as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Dr Sylvaine Giakoumi

Sylvaine is a researcher at the Laboratory ECOMERS, CNRS-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), France. Her current research focuses on assessing the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea. She is the Mediterranean project director of the PISCO - UNS booklet "The Science of Marine Protected Areas: Mediterranean Edition ...
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Dr Fiona Gibson

Fiona is working on CEED projects 'Comparing decision metrics used in environmental project prioritisation' and 'understanding barriers to the adoption of decision theory in environmental policy'. She received her doctorate from the University of Western Australia on September 15 2011. Fiona is currently working in the space of bushfire management ...
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Dr Nicholas Golding

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Dr Ascelin Gordon

Ascelin's research focuses on interdisciplinary problems in conservation science. His current research focuses on developing modelling approaches for understanding the impacts of environmental policies on biodiversity values in the landscape. He also has a range of other research areas of interest including: Conservation planning and spatial pri ...
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Community concern for the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) has grown considerably over the past 20 years. However, scientific evidence of Common Myna impact has been limited.

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Dr Angela Guerrero-Gonzalez

Angela is interested in the human and institutional aspects that affect nature conservation. Her research focuses on developing ways to account for social-ecological complexity in conservation decisions. For example, how governance networks can best deal with ecological complexity and multi-scalar conservation issues. Angela's research also include ...
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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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After moving to the University of Sydney, Edd continued to contribute to CEED research through collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland. Edd continued to be involved in projects in two key areas: 1. The overlap around the world of biodiversity hotspots and areas of military & civil conflict.2. Understanding species popula ...
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Dr Yi Han

Yi is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Yi completed her Masters of Science (MSc) degree in the field of Conservation Biology at the University of Queensland, and is now embarking on her PhD with Dr Eve McDonald-Madden (UQ), Professor Yvonne Buckley (Dublin) and Dr Justine Shaw (AAD). Yi's PhD research aims to investig ...
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Dr Cindy Hauser

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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 ARC 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 ...
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Kate was a CEED student who completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2014.

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Dr Matthew Holden

Matt is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland's ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) in Brisbane, Australia. Mathematical tools unify his research across several diverse topics in environmental science, including illegal use and trade of natural resources, fisheries management, NGO and stakeholder beh ...
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Brett submitted his PhD Thesis in July 2015.

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Dr Gwen Iacona

Gwen joined CEED in 2015 after being appointed as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow through the University of Queensland. She studies how to improve the effectiveness of conservation spending, and has a particular interest in questions related to the costs and benefits of managing protected areas. Gwen earned a PhD in ecology and evolutionary b ...
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Dr Sayed Iftekhar

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Dr Karen Ikin

Karen is a landscape ecologist at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. Her research background is in wildlife and habitat conservation in human-modified environments, such as those that occur in urban and agricultural landscapes. She is particularly interested in how ecological knowledge can be applied ...
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Chris was a Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group, CEED, at the University of Melbourne. His interests lay in understanding the functioning of cities as socio-ecological systems and how science can be used to inform plans and policies related to biodiversity conservation. Chris has a diverse research backgrou ...
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Chris is studying riparian vegetation condition. In particular, he has been examining survey and modelling methods to assess and compare condition, as well as evaluate the drivers of vegetation attributes. Chris completed both a PhD and a Postdoctoral fellowship with CEED.

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Dr 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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Dr Luke Kelly

Luke conducts ecological research that aims to contribute solutions to global conservation problems. His areas of interest include fire science, landscape ecology and global change. Luke's work at CEED is focused on: understanding how fire regimes influence biodiversity; and predicting which species are most at risk of extinction in rapidly tr ...
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Christine completed her PhD with UWA at the end of 2015, graduating in 2015.

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Dr Carissa Klein

Carissa's general area of research is applied spatial conservation planning. Currently her research is focused on supporting conservation decisions in the Coral Triangle, the world's epicentre of coral reef biological diversity. Carissa co-supervises students with Prof Hugh Possingham and Dr Maria Beger, and collaborates with several CEED researche ...
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Dr Andrew Knight

My research is focussed upon improving the decision-making of individuals and groups when conservation planning. My collaborations with conservation management organisations and NGOs typically aim to provide evidence-based decision-making. Specifically, I focus upon blending social and ecological information to map conservation opportunities across ...
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Dr Marit Kragt

Marit Kragt is an Assistant Professor at the School of Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia, and a researcher at the UWA Centre of Environmental Economics and Policy. Her research is targeted at helping to solve policy pertinent environmental problems. A significant proportion of her research focuses on cons ...
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Dr Nadiah Kristensen

Nadia is a research scientist specialising in ecological modelling, currently living in Brisbane, Australia She is interested in modelling food webs, web assembly and structure, stability, invasibility, dispersal modelling, and large community models incorporating both ecological dynamics and evolution. She joined the University of Queensland in B ...
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Dr Alex Kusmanoff

Alex has a background in law and environmental science, and has previously worked in various policy roles for the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. Nearing the end of his PhD, his research explores how the strategic use of message framing can enhance conservation messages. This applies principles from various social science disciplines, inclu ...
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Dr Jose Lahoz-Monfort

Jose has 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 th ...
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Dr Elizabeth Law

Liz's research interests centre on biodiversity conservation and environmental management. Conservation and economic paradigms are shifting in recognition of the interdependencies among environmental, economic, and social systems. This shift is changing philosophies on why, where, and how we conserve nature. Her research evaluates these evolving in ...
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Pia completed her PhD with CEED, and continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow at CEED.

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Ramona was a Post Doctoral Fellow with CEED working within Theme C between 2012 and 2014. At the end of 2014 she departed the University of Queensland to take up a position in Switzerland. Ramona's research mainly focused on species distribution modelling that she applied to species of different taxonomic groups and to vegetation communities.

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Dr Maina Mbui

Maina is a landscape/seascape ecologist with interests in a wide range of environmental and ecological questions, and has predominantly focused on coral reef systems. His ultimate goals are to understand and predict the impacts of environmental variability and change on marine and coastal social-ecological systems at local and global scales, in-ord ...
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Azusa was a PhD Student who successfully graduated in 2014. She is interested in developing integrated planning. She is now working on marine conservation projects that consider land-sea connectivity in Fiji and also in her home country, Japan. Azusa has worked with local NGO In Fiji on a marine zoning project which involved her presenting her res ...
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The main aim of Chrystal's PhD project is to gain an understanding of the combined effects of climate change, habitat loss and other drivers of land-use change on biodiversity. Using this knowledge she will then develop a decision framework for making robust decisions to conserve freshwater biodiversity in the face of both climate and land-use chan ...
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Liz is interested in quantitative methods and making the most out of existing ecological data. Currently, she is exploring the use of community composition data to inform species distributions models.

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Dr Tara Martin

Tara Martin is a Conservation Scientist with the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia, Canada and Adjunct Professor with the University of Queensland, Australia. Tara is a pioneer in the field of conservation decision making, combining analytical techniques from applied ecology and decision theory with exp ...
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Dr Luis Mata

Luis is a Research Fellow with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group (ICSRG) at RMIT University. He also works as part of the National Environmental Science Programme - Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (NESP-CAUL), where he is contributing to 'The shared urban habitat', a research project looking at addressing the broad questi ...
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Tessa was a PhD student at the University of Queensland within CEED's Theme A.

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Sarah submitted her PhD Thesis through the University of Melbourne in 2014

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Jane graduated from the University of Sydney and undertook her honours on population modeling at the University of New South Wales and has since worked as an ecological consultant, research assistant and policy analyst before completing her PhD with CEED at the University of Queensland in 2014.

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Dr Eve McDonald-Madden

Eve is an ARC Research Fellow at University of Queensland and visiting scientist with the Decisions Lab at CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems. Her research focuses on conservation management in the face of uncertainty and approaches to improve conservation decisions by analysing the trade-offs between available dollars, our need for information, and the ...
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Dr Melinda Moir

Melinda's research involves estimating co-extinction rates and providing management advice for co-threatened species. Co-extinction is the loss of a dependent species with its host plant or animal. By utilizing existing datasets of insects from plants, Melinda is identifying management strategies for sustaining viable populations of endangered ins ...
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Alana was a Post Doctoral Researchers at CEED's University of Melbourne Node until mid 2016.  Alana's background is in pure and applied mathematics. She is interested in applying and extending mathematical optimisation methods to solve problems in conservation biology and environmental management. Current projects include: optimal monitoring ...
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Joslin Moore is a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, affiliated to CEED through her work at the University of Melbourne. The aim of her research is to use ecological theory as a tool to solve and inform applied ecological problems that will aid in the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. She ...
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Brett finished working for the University of Melbourne (UoM) at the end of 2014, moving on to Charles Darwin University. He was a fire and vegetation ecologist at the University of Melbourne, with a particular fondness for tropical landscapes. His research focused on the processes that shaped and maintain tropical vegetation, especially the fire-m ...
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Nicholas is an Australia-based scientist with 15+ years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. At the moment he is a Research Associate at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Australia, in Sydney. In his research he focuses on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale conservation decisions ...
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Karen was a CEED Postdoctoral Fellow based at the University of Queensland until the end of 2014.

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Fei completed her PhD in early 2015 through the University of Queensland.

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Dr James D (Jim) Nichols

Jim is one of CEED's Partner Investigators, based at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center at the US Geologica Survey (USGS).  Jim has been actively involved in CEED since its inception, conducting workshops and tours of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center for international CEED researchers. His current research projects include: ...
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Whilst with CEED, Emily was a Centenary Fellow at The University of Melbourne, in the School of Botany, working with Mick McCarthy, Brendan Wintle and their group. Her research focused on structured decision-making for conservation and environmental management, where the goals, constraints and uncertainties were explicit. Applications of Emily's re ...
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Dr Danielle Nilsson

Danielle Nilsson has a great passion for the world's wildlife and natural beauty. She applies her expertise in conservation psychology to develop strategies that will conserve some of the world's most endangered wildlife. In particular, Danielle's PhD (Conservation Psychology) at The University of Queensland, focused on the conservation of the cri ...
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Dr Micheli Duarte de Paula Costa

Dr Micheli Duarte de Paula Costa commenced at the University of Queensland (UQ) as a Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow in September 2015. She is a marine biologist with research interests encompassing spatial ecology, quantitative marine ecology, climate change, and conservation. Her is characterised by novel integration of multiple disciplines ...
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Dr Michaela Plein

Micha is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Earth and Environment Sciences and part of the Threatened Species Hub of the National Environmental Science Program (NESP). She is currently looking at how interactions between species influence management of invasive species and translocations of threatened species. We often have to act quickly to c ...
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Tal completed her PhD with Hugh Possingham, Joseph Bennett, Josie Carwardine, James Watson and Kerrie Wilson in 2016. Tal’s research investigated the cost-effectiveness of conservation planning for two major conservation problems: 1) mitigating the effects of roads on wildlife; and 2) the planning of protected area networks. Tal explored the ...
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Dr Maksym Polyakov

Maksym received his doctorate degree in applied economics from Auburn University in 2004. Prior to coming to UWA, he had postdoctoral positions at Auburn University and NCSU studying anthropogenic effects on diversity of forest trees; impact of property tax policy, urbanization, and markets on land use change; and analysing harvest behaviour of pri ...
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Diana's PhD project was 'Conservation and Society: a balancing act':The fast degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity at a global scale has prompted research to develop methodologies that integrate environmental cost into societal decisions, and maximize environmental outcomes under finite budgets. Such approaches are usually based on the scienti ...
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Dr Jodi Price

Jodi is a plant ecologist broadly interested in community assembly and species coexistence. Her PhD research (completed in 2008) focused on species coexistence and vegetation change in species rich woodlands in south eastern Australia. She then completed a post doc examining the effects of different disturbances on competition and dominance of an i ...
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Dr Keren Raiter

Keren completed her PhD in 2016 at the University of Western Australia, in collaboration with CSIRO’s Land and Water Flagship and the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. In her PhD, Keren investigated the cumulative and cryptic impacts of mining and associated linear ...
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Laura completed her PhD with The Australian National University (ANU) in early 2014.

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Tracey's research interests were broad, encompassing ecological risk assessment, quantitative conservation biology, and decision theory. Generally she was interested in using formal decision-support tools, in conjunction with ecological models, for allocating resources in an optimal way to maximise the benefits of management actions for biodiversit ...
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Dr Anna Renwick

Anne is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Queensland and a researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), supervised by Prof Hugh Possingham and Dr Tara Martin. Her research focuses on looking at the trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem services, food security and how to maximise both biodiversity and soci ...
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Dr Abbie Rogers

Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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Dr Tracy Rout

Tracy has been involved in CEED research as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow, firstly through the University of Melbourne, and from 2015, through the University of Queensland.  Her research interests include: Decision Analysis, Ecological Modelling, Conservation Biology, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Management, Planning and Monitor ...
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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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Claire completed her PhD with CEED in 2014.

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Dr Michael Runge

Michael Runge is a research ecologist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, where he has worked since 1999.  He received a B.A. in biology and philosophy (1989) from the Johns Hopkins University, an M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) in biology (1994) from Spalding University, and a Ph.D. in wi ...
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Dr Rebecca Runting

As an undergraduate, Rebecca 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. Rebecca completed her PhD with CEED and is now a Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Dr Rob Salguero-Gomez

Rob is an evolutionary biologist and population ecologist based at the University of Oxford. He is an honorary research fellow at the University of Queensland and a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research. His work examines the drivers of demographic variation in order to determine which functional traits may predict ...
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Dr Truly Santika (Rintanen)

Truly is currently working on assessing protected area effectiveness in Kalimantan and modelling metapopulation dynamics of the orangutan populations in Sabah, Malaysia, funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions, as part of the Borneo Futures initiative. Key collaborators for this projects include Dr. Kerrie W ...
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Dr Chloe Sato

Dr Chloe Sato completed her PhD at the end of 2013, and continued with CEED as Postdoctoral Fellow. Her research interests focus on the mechanisms driving landscape-scale biodiversity patterns in alpine and temperate woodland ecosystems.

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Ben completed his PhD and graduated at the end of 2014.

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Dr Danielle Shanahan

Danielle is a post-doctoral research fellow working with Dr Richard Fuller in the School of Biological Sciences. Her research focues on understanding how and why people are having fewer experiences of nature, and the consequences of this for human wellbeing. As part of this study Danielle is looking at what elements of nature deliver different well ...
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Dr Justine Shaw

Justine Shaw is a Research Fellow examining conservation decision making in the terrestrial Antarctica and sub-Antarctic, with a particular focus on non-native species. Her position is a collaborative one between CEED, the University of Queensland and the Australian Antarctic Division. Justine is currently examining the risks posed by non-native sp ...
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Dr Luke Shoo

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Kylie completed her PhD research evaluating the effectiveness of road-crossing structures for arboreal mammals at the end of 2014. Her main area of expertise is in the field of road ecology, with PhD

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Dr Annabel Smith

Dr Annabel Smith did her first postdoc with CEED at the Fenner School, ANU. She is now a postdoctoral research fellow at Trinity College Dublin in Prof. Yvonne Buckley's lab. She is working on demographic landscape genomics - investigating the demographic mechanism through which the environment affects spatial patterns of genetic diversity.

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Darren is now a postdoctoral researcher in the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Threatened Species Recovery Hub through the University of Melbourne. His research currently focuses on adaptive management and optimal monitoring of threatened species, particularly Malleefowl in southern Australia. Darren completed his PhD with CEED at th ...
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Ingrid was a PhD student with The Australian National University.

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Dr Tanja Straka

Tanja is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin and earned her Ph.D. with CEED at the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology at the University of Melbourne (supervised by Brendan Wintle, Pia Lentini, Rodney van der Ree, Dave Kendal and Lindy Lumsden).  Her research to d ...
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Dr Martin Stringer

Martin is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management at UQ. He has a background in theoretical astrophysics, specialising in analytic & numerical models of cosmology and galaxy formation following a D.Phil at Oxford & Caltech. He has recently joined the group to apply this modelling experien ...
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Trish was a PhD student in the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the University of Queensland. She graduated in 2013. Her interests included ecological modelling and conservation planning.

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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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Dr Nooshin Torabi

Nooshin was a PhD student in RMIT University, Melbourne. her thesis title was Integrated Ecological and Socio-Economic Modelling of Biodiverse Plantings for Carbon Sequestration. She explored the socio-cultural drivers of private landholders who participate in biodiverse carbon plantings in their properties. Also, Nooshin is interested in finding ...
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Dr Ayesha Tulloch

Ayesha is a Research Fellow at the Australian National University and Associate Fellow with the University of Queensland where she completed her PhD on optimal monitoring. Her research focuses on using ecological knowledge to inform conservation decision-making processes. She is a conservation biologist interested in particular in decisions that t ...
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Dr Vivitskaia Tulloch

Viv is a conservation decision-maker and modeller interested in how natural and human disturbances affect biodiversity and natural resources. She has expertise in both applied and theoretical conservation biology, including reserve system design (marine and terrestrial), using decision theory ideas and economics to solve conservation problems, thr ...
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Dr Leonie Valentine

Leonie is a wildlife biologist with broad interests in conservation biology and ecology, particularly focussed around the link between the environment, fauna and human-mediated disturbances. Her research seeks to understand how and why fauna respond to disturbances; the role of fauna in ecosystem function; and, adaptive management strategies availa ...
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Dr Oscar Venter

Oscar is broadly interested in conservation decision making, trading-off multiple conservation objectives, the conservation potential of ecosystem services, threats to endangered species and conservation effectiveness. Currently, he is working at the local and global scales to determine how initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation ...
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Luis' research interests included the ecology, evolution and conservation of mammals, with a specific focus on terrestrial species, although he studied the niche dynamics of migratory bats for his undergraduate thesis. Luis' PhD project examined the relationship between the evolutionary history of mammalian species and their present day risk of ex ...
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Dr John Weiss

One of the issues incursion managers face is determining when and where a pest outbreak may occur. John's PhD investigated the use of satellite imaging to determine the suitability and susceptibility of vegetation ('greenness') and to see if we could correlate this with historic presence and abundance of pests. John is a senior research scientist ...
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Dr Jessie Wells

Jessie is a post-doctoral researcher working on ecosystem services and landscape planning in Borneo, as part of the Borneo Futures Project in collaboration with CEED researchers, other scientists and NGOs.

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Martin was a CEED postdoc at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, working with Professor David Lindenmayer and the Conservation and Landscape Ecology group. Martin's research focussed on identifying consistent ways to measure the distribution and trajectory of biodiversity. His PhD research - which he completed in 2012 - investgiated the ...
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Amy was an ecological modeller with a keen interest in science-based conservation decision making. Her research and work experience to date allowed her to pursue this interest through a combination of statistical modelling and hands-on practical conservation work. During her time with CEED, Amy further developed her research skills in applied ecolo ...
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Howard's PhD at the University of Warwick investigated the application of dynamical systems theory to ecological systems. He then focused on the effects of spatial heterogeneity on population dynamics at Imperial College, and worked on host-parasitoid interactions, ant-plant interactions, and the dynamics of zooxanthellae populations as well as dev ...
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Dr Michael Wysong

Nowhere is the competing conflict between nature and culture more apparent within a single wildlife species in Australia than with the dingo; a species that is at once both classified as a pest and protected species, and perceived as feral or native. The dingo has long been considered a threat to the pastoral industry and government sponsored dingo ...
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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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