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Affiliation: University of Queensland

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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James grew up in Kenya where he was surrounded by wildlife and the outdoors. School holidays were spent on safari game driving with clients, discussing Africa's conservation challenges around the campfire, and on walking safaris in some of Kenya's wildest and most beautiful regions.This inspired James to study a science degree, the highlight being ...
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Ms Carla Archibald

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

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Dr Kathy Avent

Kathy Avent joins CEED as Chief Operations Officer, bringing 15 years of research management, strategy and leadership to support the operations and planning for the centre. Kathy provides support to the CEED Director and leadership group to achieve its strategic targets, meet reporting requirements and promote the outcomes and impact of CEED resea ...
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Ms Stephanie Avery-Gomm

Stephanie Avery-Gomm is an applied ecologist, interested in using decision science to achieve optimal outcomes for conservation. Stephanie's current research examines the efficacy of endangered species legislation and develops decision support tools to improve endangered species recovery. Stephanie is also an active member of the seabird research c ...
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Dr Chris Baker

Chris' research interests are about using mathematical models to help improve management. The focus of his work has been about the application of optimal control theory to invasive species management and in developing ecosystem models to predict how management actions will affect different species in an ecosystem. He is also working on developing ...
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Ms Michelle Baker

Michelle is assisting in the communications at CEED. She has a BSc in Ecology and Conservation Biology (First Class Honours, 2005) from Griffith University. Michelle has worked in several research teams in universities, with a focus in research communication  / knowledge brokering. She also has a background in traditional scientific illustrat ...
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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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"I am passionate about innovative, collaborative research that results in real world impacts. My research is focused on estimating population change in data poor contexts, better understanding when and where to act to ensure that the flora and fauna we love are conserved, and finding cost effective solutions that maximise the on ground impact of co ...
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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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Jutta is a spatial ecologist and has worked as a research assistant for CEED since 2012. She has a weakness for GIS, databases and coding and worked for some years as a freelance biologist for different research institutions and organisations in Europe. Currently, she is involved in a project with Eve McDonald-Madden, Megan Barnes, Ayesha Tulloch a ...
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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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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 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 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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