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Environmental Policy and Management Evaluation

Researchers from Theme A study and evaluate the effectiveness of environmental management actions, such as establishing protected areas, habitat and ecosystem restoration at a landscape scale and marine zoning. Our work has ranged from the global and continental to local scales. Working across scales, we explore the implications of policy and management options for biodiversity and other ecosystem and environmental processes, such as water and carbon balances. Research in this area is expected to contribute to IPBES – the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services ... read more

Ms Louise Blackmore

Louise Blackmore is a PhD student in the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia. She has a general interest in biodiversity management and policy, particularly how biodiversity conservation may be achieved on private lands. Louise’s key research interests include: the social aspects of environment ...
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Prof Yvonne Buckley

I work on the management of processes which threaten ecosystem function and biodiversity. In particular, the population dynamics, spread, evolution and herbivore interactions of both native and invasive plants. I have used a wide range of approaches to tackle these problems, from the development of simple, relatively abstract models, through to sys ...
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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 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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Through his PhD research, Brendan is investigating the 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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Veronica is currently doing her PhD studying patterns of extinction risk in migratory birds.

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Dr Fiona Gibson

Fiona is working on CEED projects 'Comparing decision metrics used in environmental project prioritisation' and 'understanding barriers to the adoption of decision theory in environmental policy'. She received her doctorate from the University of Western Australia on September 15 2011. Fiona is currently working in the space of bushfire management ...
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Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow / Senior Researcher
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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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Valerie's research interests include biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration. Her 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 v ...
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Dr Sayed Iftekhar

Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow / Senior Researcher
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Kendall is passionate about biodiversity conservation in general, but has a particular interest in marine conservation and climate change. His PhD will investigate and develop methods for incorporating land-use change and climate change into marine conservation planning.

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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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Dr Luke Kelly

Luke conducts ecological research that aims to contribute solutions to global conservation problems. His areas of interest include fire science, landscape ecology and global change. Luke's work at CEED is focused on: understanding how fire regimes influence biodiversity; and predicting which species are most at risk of extinction in rapidly tr ...
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Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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Carissa's general area of research is applied spatial conservation planning. Currently her research is focused on supporting conservation decisions in the Coral Triangle, the world's epicentre of coral reef biological diversity. Carissa co-supervises students with Prof Hugh Possingham and Dr Maria Beger, and collaborates with several CEED researche ...
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Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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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 cons ...
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Assoc Prof Noam Levin

I am a geographer, using GIS and remote sensing for understanding land cover changes, wildfires and human activity, and for prioritizing conservation actions in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

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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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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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Prof Michael McCarthy

I am a Professor at the University of Melbourne, and a Chief Investigator for and Deputy Director of CEED. I am interested in developing, evaluating and applying models to assist environmental management.

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Position at CEEDCEED Deputy Director, Chief Investigator
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Ms Jennifer McGowan

Jennifer is a PhD candidate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her work, supervised by Prof Hugh Possingham, Dr Maria Beger, and Dr Carissa Klein, focuses on improving methods for applied conservation planning in marine and coastal ecosystems. She is interested ...
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Prof E.J. Milner-Gulland

My group works at the interface of social and ecological systems. We use a range of approaches to address key issues in current conservation, with the underlying philosophy that in order to make progress we need to consider the incentives faced by individual decision-makers.

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Assoc Prof Ram Pandit

Ram's key areas of research interest are: Natural resource economics; Environmental economics; Application of economic valuation techniques (hedonic pricing); Forest policy and management; Urban and community forestry;Ecosystem services; Ecotourism and protected area management; and Biodiversity conservation. Most recently Ram was part of the ...
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Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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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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Position at CEEDChief Investigator, Node Leader (UWA)
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Prof Hugh Possingham

Hugh is a Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, and was the Director of CEED from 2011-2016.  Aside from his day job, Hugh has a variety of broader public roles advising policy makers, conservation groups and managers by sitting on 15 committees and boards outside the University of Queensland including: The Wentworth Group of Concerned S ...
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Position at CEEDPartner Investigator
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Mr Gerard Ryan

Conservation is failing to mitigate the global degradation and destruction of biodiversity. Gerard wants to know how we - the conservation community - can increase the impact of our actions. He is investigating a series of case studies that aim to understand measuring the impact of and optimizing conservation actions. These case-studies span t ...
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Position at CEEDPhD Student
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Twitter@silverlangur
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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Position at CEEDPostdoctoral Fellow
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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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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 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 and an Affiliated Professor in Conservation Science at The University of Copenhagen. Kerrie holds a degree in Environmental Science (First Class Honours, awarded in 1999) ...
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Position at CEEDCEED Director, Chief Investigator
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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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