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Chief Investigators

Below are listed, in alphabetical order by surname, of all the CEED Chief Investigators (CIs).  The CIs are all located at Australian Nodes, including The Universityof Queensland, The Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, RMIT University and the University of Western Australia.  They provide valuable research expertice, advice on research direction to our Executive, International Scientific Advisory Panel and Advisory Board, and world class supervision of post doctoral staff and students.

Assoc Prof Sarah Bekessy

Associate Professor Sarah Bekessy has been teaching and conducting research in environmental studies at RMIT University since 2004. Using her background in conservation biology and more recent experience in the social sciences, Sarah has established a successful research team that seeks to engage in high impact, interdisciplinary and collaborative ...
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Status
PositionResearcher
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Twitter@sbekessy
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
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Twitter@bode_e
Prof Richard Hobbs

Richard is one of CEED's Chief Investigators and is one of the Leaders for our Theme A - Spatial Planning for Landscape Restoration & Management. Richard is an ecologist, with extensive experience in Australia, United Kingdom, Europe and United States.  Richard joined UWA in 2009 where he leads the ERIE Research Group within the Sch ...
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PositionARC Laureate Fellow
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Member of Theme(s)
Assoc Prof Salit Kark

My research focuses on understanding the patterns and processes shaping biodiversity of native and invasive species and their implications for conservation and environmental decisions in a changing world. I focus on these main directions: (1) Biodiversity and conservation in human-dominated landscapes: This includes studies on both native and alie ...
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Status
PositionAssociate Professor
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Prof David Lindenmayer

Professor David Lindenmayer is the Node leader for The Australian National University CEED Node. He currently runs seven large-scale, long-term research programs in south-eastern Australia, with research themes that focus on developing ways to improve integration of native forest harvesting and biodiversity conservation, new approaches to enhance b ...
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PositionResearcher, ANU Node leader
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
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.

Status
PositionResearcher, CEED Deputy Director
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
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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Status
PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Prof David Pannell

David Pannell is Professor in the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia, Director of the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy, and a former Federation Fellow of the Australian Research Council (2007-2012). His research includes the economics of land and water conservation; environmental polic ...
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PositionProfessor & UWA Node leader
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Prof Hugh Possingham

Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) (2011-2016) and Vice-chancellor's senior research fellow (2012-2015). I like making problems … and getting someone else to solve them for me. My group is amorphous and fuzzy at the edges. Happy to work with anyone that has strong quantitative skills that is dedicate ...
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Status
PositionCEED Director
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Twitter@hugepossum
Assoc Prof Jonathan Rhodes

Jonathan is an applied ecologist working at the interface between ecology, social science and economics to improve and better understand conservation decision-making. He has a particular interest in understanding how spatial processes drive biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the implications of this for decision-making in conservation. Jona ...
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PositionResearcher, UQ Node leader
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Twitter@j_r_rhodes
Assoc Prof Anthony Richardson

Dr Anthony J. Richardson has research interests in marine ecology, climate impacts research and analysis of large datasets using modern data analysis techniques. He holds an Honours degree in Zoology from the University of Queensland and a PhD degree in Marine Ecology from the University of Cape Town. Since 2005, Anthony has a joint position betw ...
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PositionResearcher
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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
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
Prof Kerrie Wilson

Professor Kerrie Wilson is an ARC Future Fellow at The University of Queensland (UQ), Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, the Deputy Director of the UQ Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science and an Affiliated Professor in Conservation Science at The University of Copenhagen. Kerri ...
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PositionDirector, Researcher
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)
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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Status
PositionResearcher, UoM Node leader
E-mail
Member of Theme(s)