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All the researchers listed below have at some time been directly involved in CEED research.

Nancy completed her PhD with Hugh Possingham and Kerrie Wilson early in 2015.

PositionPhD Candidate
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Dr Philip Barton is a research fellow in the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University. Philip worked on CEED Theme D

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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John left the University of Melbourne in March 2015.

PositionPhD Student
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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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Twitter@Joe_Ecology
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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Tom submitted his Thesis toward the end of 2014.

PositionPhD Student
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Madeline completed her Masters of Science with the University of Melbourne in 2014.

PositionMasters Student
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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Stefano was a PhD Student with CEED through the University of Melbourne. Stefano finished up with CEED in mid-2015, and commenced a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship with the

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Throughout her career, Jessie Cappadonna, has been passionate about avian ecology and public engagement. In recent years, this led her to contribute on a wide variety of projects with the U.S. Geological Survey (Hawai`i), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Hawai`i), Point Blue Conservation Science (California), and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology ( ...
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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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Twitter@CarreteroPi
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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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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Sarah completed her Masters of Science with the University of Melbourne.

PositionMaster student
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Dr Martina Di Fonzo

I am 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, I am an Honorary Fellow of the Centre of Excellence for Environment ...
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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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Twitter@m_dimarco

Graeme Doole is a Professor of Environmental Economics (University of Waikato) and Economic Advisor (NZ Ministry for Environment). His research involves the use of analytical and empirical methods to investigate how best to manage agricultural and natural systems. A significant proportion of this work involves the formulation of appropriate ...
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Dr David Duncan

Lesley is the Centre Manager for the

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Madeliene completed her Masters in early 2014 through the University of Melbourne

PositionMasters Student

Elise's researsch built on a Bayesian belief network model that predicted grassland condition in response to different management actions. Her work aimed to increase the utility of the model for grassland managers by incorporating a cost-benefit analysis and utility-function into the model.

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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.

PositionPhD Student
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PositionHonours Student

PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Twitter@cindyeh

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

PositionPhD student
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Dr Matthew Holden

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland's ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) in Brisbane, Australia. Mathematical tools unify my research across several diverse topics in environmental science, including illegal use and trade of natural resources, fisheries management, NGO and stakeholder behavio ...
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Twitter@MattHHolden

Brett submitted his PhD Thesis in July 2015.

PositionPhD Candidate
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Kelly finished up with CEED in mid 2015.

PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow

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 background ...
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Scott Jeffrey was an Associate Professor (Research) in the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia until June 2014.

PositionAssociate Professor
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Alex completed his Honours Degree with us in 2014.

PositionHonours Student
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Christine completed her PhD with UWA at the end of 2015, graduating in 2015.

PositionPhD Student
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Greg completed the Master of Environment at the University of Melbourne in 2014, under the supervision of Libby Rumpff. Greg applied Structured Decision Making to management of the invasive plant English broom Cytisus scoparius in the Lake Dartmouth area of Victoria. A Bayesian Belief Network was built to aid decision-making by predicting the conse ...
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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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Twitter@pelentini

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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 resul ...
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The main aim of my 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 I will then develop a decision framework for making robust decisions to conserve freshwater biodiversity in the face of both climate and land-use change. This r ...
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Twitter@C_MantykaP

Tessa was a PhD student at the University of Queensland within CEED's Theme A.

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

PositionPhD Student

Kim was a PhD student with CEED who finished up in mid 2015.

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Dr Melinda Moir

My 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, I'm identifying management strategies for sustaining viable populations of endangered insects, which ul ...
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Alessio Mortelli finished with ANU in 2014.

PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow

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-med ...
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I am an Australia-based scientist with 15+ years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. At the moment I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Australia, in Sydney. In my research I focus on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale conservation decisions. I work at ...
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PositionPhD Student

Karen was a CEED Post Doctoral Researcher based at the University of Queensland until the end of 2014.

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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Fei completed her PhD in early 2015 through the University of Queensland.

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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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Laurle completed her Honours Thesis, entitled "Testing functional diversity indices to assess changes in coral community assemblages over time" in 2014 at the University of Queensland as part of CEED.Traditionally, coral reef conservation priorities have been assessed using measures of coral cover, and species richness. Using a long term dataset, s ...
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Dr Michaela Plein

Michaela is a quantitative conservation ecologist broadly interested in interactions between species and how these interactions affect our management planning. Currently, she work as a postdoctoral fellow with Eve McDonald-Maddens at the University of Queensland. She is involved int the NESP Threatened Species Recovery hub which aims ...
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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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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 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.

PositionPhD Candidate
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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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Estelle was a research assistant for Drs

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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.

PositionPhD Student
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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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Twitter@DRobcito
Dr Chloe Sato

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

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow

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

PositionPhD Student

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

PositionPhD Student
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.

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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Paing was a masters student at the University of Melbourne, submitting in 2014.

PositionMasters Student

I am now a postdoctoral researcher in the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Threatened Species Recovery Hub through the University of Melbourne. My research currently focuses on adaptive management and optimal monitoring of threatened species, particularly Malleefowl in southern Australia. I completed my PhD with CEED at the University ...
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Tom was a CEED PhD student through the University of Melbourne.

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Zoe was a PhD Student with CEED.

PositionMasters Student

Ingrid was a PhD student with The Australian National University

PositionPhD Candidate
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Tanja submitted her PhD Thesis in early 2015.

PositionPhD Student

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, in particular

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Ms Vivitskaia Tulloch

I am a conservation decision-maker and modeller interested in how natural and human disturbances affect biodiversity and natural resources. I have 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, threat ...
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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 exti ...
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In 2014 Hannah worked as a research assistant whilst publishing her honours thesis within the Fuller Conservation Lab. This assessed how climate change may impact the breeding habitat of arctic-breeding shorebirds, and consequently their migratory routes. The results indicate that for many species, habitat will severely contract in the coming years ...
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Dr John Weiss

One of the issues incursion managers face is determining when and where a pest outbreak may occur. My 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. I am a senior research scientist for the ...
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PositionPhD Student
Twitter@JohnJWeiss

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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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow

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 ecolog ...
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Twitter@nzwormgirl

Melissa completed her BSc - Honours degree at the University of Queensland, Australia in 2013, majoring in Ecology.

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