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Post Doctoral Fellows

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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Dr Maria Beger

I am a conservation biologist focussing on coral reef ecosystems at The University of Queensland, Australia, and a CEED Post Doctoral Fellow. My main research interest is in understanding how ecological patterns can assist with better decision-making for marine biodiversity conservation. I mostly work in the Indo-Pacific region, focussing my r ...
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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 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 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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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 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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Dr Angela Guerrero-Gonzalez

I am interested in the human and socio-economic aspects that affect nature conservation. My current research focuses on human social networks and their role in the effectiveness of conservation actions. In particular my research looks at how webs of human relationships can be utilised for dealing with multi-scalar conservation issues. I am also in ...
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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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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 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 res ...
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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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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 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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Dr Luke Kelly

I conduct ecological research that aims to contribute solutions to global conservation problems. My areas of interest include fire science, landscape ecology and global change. My work at CEED is focused on: understanding how fire regimes influence biodiversity; and predicting which species are most at risk of extinction in rapidly transformin ...
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Dr Jose Lahoz-Monfort

I have 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 the ...
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Dr Maina Mbui

I am a landscape/seascape ecologist with interests in a wide range of environmental and ecological questions, and have predominantly focused on coral reef systems. My 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-order t ...
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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 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 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 Anna Renwick

I am 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. My research focuses on looking at the trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem services, food security and how to maximise both biodiversity and social l ...
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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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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 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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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 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 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

I am 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, I am working at the local and global scales to determine how initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation can b ...
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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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