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Ms Freya Thomas

Freya is interested in how key plant functional traits are generated for fire prone communities.

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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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Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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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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Mr Konrad Uebel

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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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Ms Els Van Burm

Environmental managers often deal with uncertainty while making decisions. This uncertainty can be reduced by allocating resources towards learning about the system through monitoring. Gaining more information through monitoring does not necessarily contribute to better decision making though. In some cases, allocating resources towards monitoring ...
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Position at CEEDPhD Student
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Ms Julia van Velden

Julia is a PhD student with the Environmental Futures Research Institute at Griffith University and is generally interested in socio-ecological systems and sustainable resource extraction. She started her PhD project in 2017, investigating the spatial and social dynamics of the bushmeat trade in savanna systems of Africa.  She is particularly ...
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Mr Ruben Venegas

Ruben is originally from Costa Rica, where he did his BSc in Biology. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he worked for several years in a Sea Turtle Conservation project in the Caribbean coast of the country. Ruben was also involved in environmental education activities, and together with other colleagues, started Keto Foundation, a Non-for- ...
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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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Position at CEEDChief Invesitgator, Theme leader (D)
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Mr Casey Visintin

Casey's research interests include most topics involving environmental conservation. One of the primary interests, however, is developing efficient and effective methods for studying, analysing, predicting, and mitigating ecological damage caused by human industrialization and development. So what does this mean exactly? Well, Casey enjoys proffer ...
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Ms Michelle Ward

Michelle’s research broadly focuses on applied conservation research that is linked directly to the on the ground actions. More specifically, she is interested in efficient reserve design, landscape management, planning and mitigating dynamic threats, cost-effective conservation actions, ecosystem service management and conserving threat ...
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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.

Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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Mrs Barbara Whittaker

Barbara has worked at UQ for 8 years and has joined the CEED team providing EA, administration and research support to Kerrie Wilson and the Centre. She organises the CEED workshops, travel arrangements, and answers all enquiries.

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Mr David Wilkinson

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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Position at CEEDPhD Student
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Mr Steve Wilson

In 2015, Steve undertook 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 endangered species on the planet wi ...
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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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Position at CEEDChief investigator, Node Leader (UoM)
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Ms Melissa Wynn

Melissa completed her BSc - Honours degree with CEED at the University of Queensland in 2013, majoring in Ecology. She is now a PhD student at the Australian National University.

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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 is 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 m ...
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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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Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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Ms Johanna Zimmerhackel

Position at CEEDPhD Student
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