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

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

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Dr Payal Bal

Conservation and related policy decisions rely heavily on accurate monitoring and data analysis. However, for multispecies assemblages we are severely limited in our ability to measure all components of the system. The dynamicity and non-linear relationships within species assemblages often render community dynamics unpredictable. On the other hand ...
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Sam is a conservation biologist interested in how animals respond to environmental change. Sam is something of a details person and likes to find out about the processes operating in animal populations and how they respond to environmental changes caused by things like disturbance, habitat fragmentation or logging. He does a lot of field-based rese ...
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John left the University of Melbourne in March 2015.

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Dr Maria Beger

Maria is a conservation biologist focussing on coral reef ecosystems. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow with CEED at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her main research interest is in understanding how ecological patterns can assist with better decision-making for marine biodiversity conservation. Maria mostly works in the Indo-Pacific regi ...
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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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Laurence is a PhD student in the Conservation and Landscape Ecology group at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. He studies the ecology of fire refuges in the Mountain Ash forests of the Victorian Central Highlands. Fire refuges are areas in the landscape that have locally different fire regimes than ...
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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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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 Michael Bode

As an applied mathematician, my research attention is drawn towards theoretical aspects of ecology (particularly of dispersive marine organisms) and conservation management. I particularly enjoy problems where quantitative modelling can provide insights despite a lack of high-quality data – identifying situations where we can avoid spending ...
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Madeline completed her Masters of Science with the University of Melbourne in 2014.

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Dr Sugeng Budiharta

Through his PhD, Sugeng conducted research on the topic of 'Restoration Planning of Tropical Secondary Forest: Maximizing Outcomes for Carbon, Biodiversity and Socio-economic in context of REDD'. He focused on the knowledge gaps required in the context of climate change mitigation and the extensive areas of land degradation in tropical countries. ...
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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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Dr Abbey Camaclang

Abbey is currently a PhD student at the University of Queensland, supervised by Prof Hugh Possingham and Dr Tara Martin. Her research focuses on the use of decision science in making conservation decisions for listed species.   In particular, she is hoping to look at the process of identifying and designating critical habitats for threatened ...
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Stefano was a PhD Student with CEED through the University of Melbourne, until mid 2015. 

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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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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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Morteza Chalak is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia. He received his PhD in Environmental Economics from Wageningen University in the Netherlands in February 2009. His PhD thesis was on the economics of invasive species and one of his thesis focus area was the control of Californian thistle in New Zealand. He vis ...
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Sean uses spatially explicit models of spread to explore how localised initial plant populations become large, widespread, invasive populations. He investigates the phenomenon of plant spread on both homogeneous and heterogeneous landscapes. Sean is also interested in complex dynamic landscapes where the weed and the landscape interact with each ot ...
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Ms Kate Cranney

Kate is currently studying a Master of Science (Botany) at the University of Melbourne. Her supervisors are Dr. David Duncan, Dr. Libby Rumpff and Assoc. Prof. Brendan Wintle. Partnering with Bush Heritage Australia, her Masters topic is centred on ecological monitoring in the private conservation sector. A Holsworth Research Endowment has all ...
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Sarah completed her Masters of Science with the University of Melbourne.

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Dr Kiran Dhanjal-Adams

Originally from New Caledonia, Kiran graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2010 with a BSc in Environmental Science (Ecology) before pursuing an MRes in Computational Biology at the University of York where her research focussed primarily on modelling the effects of disturbances and stochastic processes on population dynamics. Kiran complete ...
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Dr Martina Di Fonzo

Martina is 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, Martina has been an Honorary Fellow of the Centre of Excellen ...
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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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Kristen's research contributed to the conservation of bridled nail-tail wallabies. She measured the spread of the exotic Buffel grass into Taunton National Park, and its effect on the health of the wallaby population. Bridled nail-tail wallabies are endangered, and Taunton National Park is their last remaining home. 

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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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After an extended period as part of CEED at The Australian National University, Don Driscoll joined Deakin University, Melbourne as Professor of Terrestrial Ecology in August 2015.

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Dr Megan Evans

Megan's research falls broadly within environmental policy, governance and economics, with a particular focus on biodiversity conservation and natural resource management. She is an interdisciplinary researcher, and draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods used in the natural and social sciences. The overarching goal of Megan's research i ...
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Prof Alastair McEwan

Alastair McEwan is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Queensland. He has a strong interest in inter-disciplinary research and the broader application of Australian research capability for enhancement of societal and business goals. Alastair holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Birmingh ...
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Assoc Prof Fiona Fidler

Fiona is a psychologist, with a PhD in philosophy of science. She’s interested in how scientists, experts and people in general make decisions. Particular areas of interest include: statistical reasoning, expert judgement, pro-environmental behaviour change and research ethics. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinar ...
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Claire completed her PhD with CEED, and went on to continue her research with CEED as a post-doctoral fellow.

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Dr Hannah Fraser (Pearson)

After finishing a Masters and PhD studying woodland birds with CEED at the University of Melbourne, Hannah spent 6 months working for the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis before taking up a Post-Doc with Fiona Fidler (also a CEED alumnus) working on two projects: 1) the CREATE project in which we are funded by US intelligence to i ...
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Georgia has completed research projects with CEED as both a PhD student and as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Dr Sylvaine Giakoumi

Sylvaine is a researcher at the Laboratory ECOMERS, CNRS-University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), France. Her current research focuses on assessing the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea. She is the Mediterranean project director of the PISCO - UNS booklet "The Science of Marine Protected Areas: Mediterranean Edition ...
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Ms Heather Gordon

Heather is the Centre Manager at UWA and will help Caroline Mitchell try to keep Richard Hobbs and the ERIE/CEED team in order.

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

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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.

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After moving to the University of Sydney, Edd continued to contribute to CEED research through collaboration with researchers at the University of Queensland. Edd continued to be involved in projects in two key areas: 1. The overlap around the world of biodiversity hotspots and areas of military & civil conflict.2. Understanding species popula ...
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Dr Yi Han

Yi is a PhD candidate at the University of Queensland. Yi completed her Masters of Science (MSc) degree in the field of Conservation Biology at the University of Queensland, and is now embarking on her PhD with Dr Eve McDonald-Madden (UQ), Professor Yvonne Buckley (Dublin) and Dr Justine Shaw (AAD). Yi's PhD research aims to investig ...
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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 ARC 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 ...
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Kate was a CEED student who completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2014.

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Brett submitted his PhD Thesis in July 2015.

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Ms Kelly Hunt de Bie

Kelly was a Research Fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group, CEED, at the University of Melbourne. She is now a research scientist in the Science and Management Effectiveness Branch at Parks Victoria. Her research focuses on the social element of conservation science and the application of decision science to conservation and natural ...
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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 backgrou ...
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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.

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Alex completed his Honours Degree with us in 2014.

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Chris is studying riparian vegetation condition. In particular, he has been examining survey and modelling methods to assess and compare condition, as well as evaluate the drivers of vegetation attributes. Chris completed both a PhD and a Postdoctoral fellowship with CEED.

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Dr Claire Keely

Claire Keely is currently undertaking a PhD through The University of Melbourne and Museum Victoria, focused on the conservation genetics of the Growling Grass Frog, Litoria raniformis, in an urban environment. The Growling Grass Frog is listed as vulnerable nationally and endangered in Victoria. Remnant populations around Melbourne occur througho ...
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Christine completed her PhD with UWA at the end of 2015, graduating in 2015.

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Dr Alex Kusmanoff

Alex has a background in law and environmental science, and has previously worked in various policy roles for the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments. Nearing the end of his PhD, his research explores how the strategic use of message framing can enhance conservation messages. This applies principles from various social science disciplines, inclu ...
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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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Pia completed her PhD with CEED, and continued her research as a postdoctoral fellow at CEED.

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Ramona was a Post Doctoral Fellow with CEED working within Theme C between 2012 and 2014. At the end of 2014 she departed the University of Queensland to take up a position in Switzerland. Ramona's research mainly focused on species distribution modelling that she applied to species of different taxonomic groups and to vegetation communities.

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Dr Maina Mbui

Maina is a landscape/seascape ecologist with interests in a wide range of environmental and ecological questions, and has predominantly focused on coral reef systems. His 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-ord ...
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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 res ...
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The main aim of Chrystal's 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 she will then develop a decision framework for making robust decisions to conserve freshwater biodiversity in the face of both climate and land-use chan ...
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Liz is interested in quantitative methods and making the most out of existing ecological data. Currently, she is exploring the use of community composition data to inform species distributions models.

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Ms Fleur Maseyk

Fleur works at the interface of science and policy in the applied areas of natural resource management and biodiversity conservation. Her PhD thesis explored how, by targeting management actions towards natural capital stocks, we can influence ecosystem function, and thus the provision of ecosystem services and conservation outcomes. Her key areas ...
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Tessa was a PhD student at the University of Queensland within CEED's Theme A.

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

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Jane graduated from the University of Sydney and undertook her honours on population modeling at the University of New South Wales and has since worked as an ecological consultant, research assistant and policy analyst before completing her PhD with CEED at the University of Queensland in 2014.

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Dr Melinda Moir

Melinda's 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, Melinda is identifying management strategies for sustaining viable populations of endangered ins ...
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Alana was a Post Doctoral Researchers at CEED's University of Melbourne Node until mid 2016.  Alana's background is in pure and applied mathematics. She is interested in applying and extending mathematical optimisation methods to solve problems in conservation biology and environmental management. Current projects include: optimal monitoring ...
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Joslin Moore is a lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University, affiliated to CEED through her work at the University of Melbourne. The aim of her research is to use ecological theory as a tool to solve and inform applied ecological problems that will aid in the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. She ...
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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-m ...
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Nicholas is an Australia-based scientist with 15+ years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. At the moment he is a Research Associate at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Australia, in Sydney. In his research he focuses on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale conservation decisions ...
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Karen was a CEED Postdoctoral Fellow based at the University of Queensland until the end of 2014.

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Will is investigating the topic 'Assessing the value of phylogenetic data for conservation planning'. Based at the University of Melbourne, his supervisors are Peter Vesk, Heini Kujala and Laura Pollock.

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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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Dr Danielle Nilsson

Danielle Nilsson has a great passion for the world's wildlife and natural beauty. She applies her expertise in conservation psychology to develop strategies that will conserve some of the world's most endangered wildlife. In particular, Danielle's PhD (Conservation Psychology) at The University of Queensland, focused on the conservation of the cri ...
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Laurel 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, ...
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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 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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Ms Alina Pung

Alina is completing her Masters of Botany at the University of Melbourne. Her research focused on modelling bird responses to wildfire and prescribed burning in Victoria’s foothills forest. This project was supervised by Professor Mick McCarthy, Dr. Luke Kelly and Dr. Karen Rowe (Museum Victoria). The findings from this study demonstrated th ...
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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.

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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.

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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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Dr Chloe Sato

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

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

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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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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

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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.

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Paing was a masters student at the University of Melbourne, submitting in 2014.

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Darren is now a postdoctoral researcher in the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Threatened Species Recovery Hub through the University of Melbourne. His research currently focuses on adaptive management and optimal monitoring of threatened species, particularly Malleefowl in southern Australia. Darren completed his PhD with CEED at th ...
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Ingrid was a PhD student with The Australian National University.

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Dr Tanja Straka

Tanja is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin and earned her Ph.D. with CEED at the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology at the University of Melbourne (supervised by Brendan Wintle, Pia Lentini, Rodney van der Ree, Dave Kendal and Lindy Lumsden).  Her research to d ...
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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.

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Dr Nooshin Torabi

Nooshin was a PhD student in RMIT University, Melbourne. her thesis title was Integrated Ecological and Socio-Economic Modelling of Biodiverse Plantings for Carbon Sequestration. She explored the socio-cultural drivers of private landholders who participate in biodiverse carbon plantings in their properties. Also, Nooshin is interested in finding ...
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Dr Vivitskaia Tulloch

Viv is a conservation decision-maker and modeller interested in how natural and human disturbances affect biodiversity and natural resources. She has 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, thr ...
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Dr Oscar Venter

Oscar is 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, he is working at the local and global scales to determine how initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation ...
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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 ex ...
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James is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Queensland (UQ) and leads the Climate Change Program for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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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. John's 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. John is a senior research scientist ...
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Mr Matthew West

Matt is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne with funding by Zoos Victoria. His research currently focuses on how threatening processes affect the critically endangered Spotted Tree Frog (Litoria spenceri).Matt is supervised by Michael McCarthy and Graeme Gillespie.

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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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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 ecolo ...
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Howard's PhD at the University of Warwick investigated the application of dynamical systems theory to ecological systems. He then focused on the effects of spatial heterogeneity on population dynamics at Imperial College, and worked on host-parasitoid interactions, ant-plant interactions, and the dynamics of zooxanthellae populations as well as dev ...
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Dr Michael Wysong

Nowhere is the competing conflict between nature and culture more apparent within a single wildlife species in Australia than with the dingo; a species that is at once both classified as a pest and protected species, and perceived as feral or native. The dingo has long been considered a threat to the pastoral industry and government sponsored dingo ...
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