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Partner Investigators

Below are listed, in alphabetical order by surname, of all the CEED Partner Investigators (PIs).  The PIs are all located at Australian and international Partner Nodes: Trinity College, Dublin; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; the University of Oxford, London; and the USGS, USA.  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.

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 Iadine Chadès

Dr Iadine Chadès provides guidance to managers on how to make decisions under uncertainty in the most efficient way. She is particularly interested in discovering the mechanistic insights underpinning optimal decision-making. Originally trained in Artificial Intelligence, Iadine turned towards ecology to develop optimisation methods to man ...
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Dr Andrew Knight

My research is focussed upon improving the decision-making of individuals and groups when conservation planning. My collaborations with conservation management organisations and NGOs typically aim to provide evidence-based decision-making. Specifically, I focus upon blending social and ecological information to map conservation opportunities across ...
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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 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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Dr James D (Jim) Nichols

Jim is one of CEED's Partner Investigators, based at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center at the US Geologica Survey (USGS).  Jim has been actively involved in CEED since its inception, conducting workshops and tours of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center for international CEED researchers. His current research projects include: ...
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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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Dr Michael Runge

Michael Runge is a research ecologist at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, where he has worked since 1999.  He received a B.A. in biology and philosophy (1989) from the Johns Hopkins University, an M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching) in biology (1994) from Spalding University, and a Ph.D. in wi ...
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