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The following collaborators are direclty associated with CEED research, although not funded by CEED.

I grew up in Kenya where I was surrounded by wildlife and the outdoors. School holidays were spent on safari game driving with clients, discussing Africa's conservation challenges around the campfire, and on walking safaris in some of Kenya's wildest and most beautiful regions.This inspired me to study a science degree, the highlight being my Honou ...
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I'm a conservation biologist interested in how animals respond to environmental change. I'm something of a details person and like 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. I do a lot of field-based research, but ...
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"I am passionate about innovative, collaborative research that results in real world impacts. My research is focused on estimating population change in data poor contexts, better understanding when and where to act to ensure that the flora and fauna we love are conserved, and finding cost effective solutions that maximise the on ground impact of co ...
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Jutta is a spatial ecologist and has worked as a research assistant for CEED since 2012. She has a weakness for GIS, databases and coding and worked for some years as a freelance biologist for different research institutions and organisations in Europe. Currently, she is involved in a project with Eve McDonald-Madden, Megan Barnes, Ayesha Tulloch a ...
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Joe's research touched on a variety of areas in community ecology, including invasion ecology, biogeography and spatial statistics. He had a particular interest in practical questions regarding invasive species control and management to protect threatened species.He also worked on theoretical questions regarding coexistence in fluctuating environme ...
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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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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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I use spatially explicit models of spread to explore how localised initial plant populations become large, widespread, invasive populations. I investigate the phenomenon of plant spread on both homogeneous and heterogeneous landscapes. I am also interested in complex dynamic landscapes where the weed and the landscape interact with each other as th ...
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Dr Martina Di Fonzo

Martina joined the University of Queensland (UQ) in October 2012 as a Post Doctroal Fellow after completing her PhD at Imperial College London and the Institute of Zoology under the supervision of Georgina Mace and Ben Collen (who have both moved to University College London).  She has an MRes in Ecology, Evo ...
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Through my PhD research, I am investigating question of when it is more cost effective to protect pristine vs degraded ecosystems in order to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services. This is essential knowledge for anyone wishing to optimise the allocation of scarce conservation funding.

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Graeme Doole is an Associate Professor (Research) at the Centre of Environmental Economics and Policy at the University of Western Australia and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Waikato. His research involves the use of analytical and empirical methods to investigate how best to manage agricultural and natural s ...
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After an extended period as part of CEED at The Australian National University, I started in August 2015 at Deakin University, Melbourne as Professor of Terrestrial Ecology.

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Veronica is currently doing her PhD studying patterns of extinction risk in migratory birds.

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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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My research interests include biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration. My research project investigates the potential for achieving multiple outcomes for biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration from restoration projects. More specifically it involves evaluating how the costs and likelihood of success of restoration varies wi ...
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Although Edd is now at the University of Sydney, he continues to contribute to CEED research through collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland. Edd continues 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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Jeff is a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. He is creating algorithms to design reserve networks that are resistant to environmental change and (indirectly) protect greater amounts of genetic diversity. Jeff is supervised by Dr Richard Fuller and Dr Jonathan Rhodes. Before starting his PhD, Jeff compl ...
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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.

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PhD Thesis: "Better land-sea planning in a time of global change"I am passionate about biodiversity conservation in general, but have a particular interest in marine conservation and climate change. My PhD will investigate and develop methods for incorporating land-use change and climate change into marine conservation planning.

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My general area of research is applied spatial conservation planning. Currently my research is focused on supporting conservation decisions in the Coral Triangle, the world's epicentre of coral reef biological diversity. I co-supervise students with Prof Hugh Possingham and Dr Maria Beger, and collaborate with several CEED researchers.I am interest ...
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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 conservati ...
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Caitlin is currently completing her PhD through the University of Queensland, under the supervision of Prof Hugh Possingham, Prof Cathering Lovelock, and Dr Alienor Chauvenet.

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Dr Elizabeth Law

My 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. My research evaluates these evolving incent ...
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Hsien-Yung completed his BSc and MSc in marine biology and migratory fish at National Taiwan University. Now, as a PhD student at University of Queensland, he is interested in the conservation of diadromous fish, as different habitat requirements during the different stages of their life history make them vulnerable to a range of different stressor ...
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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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Ms Bonnie Mappin

Bonnie Mappin is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland in School of Biology and the School of Geography Planning and Environmental Management. Her research focuses on evidence-based decision science for the optimisation of limited funds in conservation efforts for halting biodiversity loss. The main themes of Bonnie’s research inclu ...
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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 Luis Mata

Luis is a Research Fellow with the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group (ICSRG) at RMIT University. He 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 questio ...
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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.Jane

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Dr Matthew Mitchell is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UQ whose research topic is 'Achieving Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Delivery: the Role of Landscape Structure'.Matthew is keen to understand how the structure of urban and peri-urban landscapes affect both biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services and how should we manage thes ...
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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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Marta is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), Bilbao, Spain. She

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I am currently researching how management and landscape attributes influence the reptile and frog assemblage in grazed box gum grassy woodlands. I am interested in how to improve biodiversity outcomes in human modified landscapes such as agricultural areas. I am a keen field ecologist and enjoy getting out in the landscapes I study.

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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.

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Rachel is a plant ecologist with a broad interest in ecology and its application to ecosystem management. Her research is grounded in theory but driven by an interest in developing practical outcomes for ecosystem management in a rapidly changing world. Rachel started working for CEED/NERP in May 2012. Whilst Rachel has left UWA, she continues her ...
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James is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ) and leads the Climate Change Program for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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I am 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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David is a PhD student in the Quantitative & Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne. His project involves a comparison of proposed occupancy metric-based Joint Species Distribution Models (JSDM), and the development of extensions to the JSDM framework to account for factors such as imperfect detection and correlation of detections ...
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My PhD at the University of Warwick investigated the application of dynamical systems theory to ecological systems. I 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 developing ...
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In 2015 I was fortunate to get the green light to undertake a PhD on the "Ecology and Conservation of Indonesian Javan or Lesser one-horned Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus sondaicus Demarest, 1822), in Ujung Kulon National Park, West Java, Indonesia", aiming to do the work over a four year time frame. These animals are amongst the most critically ...
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Ms Hui Xiao

Hui is a PhD student jointly supervised by UQ/CSIRO/INRA. She completed her bachelor of economics in China, her master of statistics & econometrics in France, and now doing her PhD of applied math on ecology at UQ. Her research is at the crossroad of applied math, conservation science and economics, investigating the optimal ecosystem mana ...
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