Chris’s research is about the most effective way to bait feral animals for the protection of threatened species.
Sana is interested in how to integrate science and practice to deliver better conservation outcomes in environmental decision making.
John is studying climate change-related extinction risks through the integration of correlative and mechanistic models of habitat change, and models of population dynamics.
Madeline is working on developing priority conservation plans for target species using habitat and population models to determine how different connectivity plans appear to affect population viability.
Natasha is working on testing and comparing correlative and mechanistic species distribution models using the Great Desert Skink, Liopholis kintorei as a study species
Stefano is studying the application of structured decision making to captive breeding and reintroduction of endangered species.
Kate is studying ecological outcomes monitoring on private conservation areas, with a focus on reserves managed by Bush Heritage.
Hugh’s research focuses on investigating the factors implicated in the ongoing decline of small mammal species across northern Australia.
Michelle is investigating how plant traits and fire frequency drive recruitment and persistence of trees in frequently burnt tropical savannas.
Kate is studying how landscape disturbances influence species dynamics and biodiversity, and how to develop tools to aid informed environmental management.
Elise is building on a Bayesian belief network model that predicts grassland condition in response to different management actions.
Chris’s research focus on the tradeoffs between development, biodiversity and human well-being and how to model and test different policy options at different spatial scales to make better decisions for conservation and development.
Rosanna is interested in management decisions in conservation science and is conducting research on the use of camera traps in animal population monitoring.
Claire is studying conservation genetics of the Growling Grass Frog, Litoria raniformis, in an urban landscape.
Bill is developing Species Distribution Models for numerous species on the Tiwi Islands for use in conservation planning and informed management decisions.
Liz is attempting to increase the certainty of rare species distribution models by incorporating species functional traits and assemblage composition into hierarchical models.
Kim is studying the detection and search efficiency for a marine invasive seastar, Asturias amurensis, in Victoria.
Will is studying applied statistics and forest ecology.
Esti is studying biological invasions from a plant community perspective. She is interested in what makes some species good invaders, as well as what environmental conditions promote high levels of habitat invasibility.
Hannah studies the effect of management actions on the occurrence of different woodland bird species.
Michaela is studying coextinction (the extinction of dependent species with a host species) and how to manage species under the risk of coextinction.
Alina’s research is focused on the trade-offs in fire management between people and avian biodiversity.
Cassia is interested in community ecology, statistical modelling, functional traits, vegetation management and the ecology of cryptogams.
Fin’s research involves using expert elicitation, modelling, structured decision-making and bayesian belief networks to inform multiple objectives of fire management in the Arhnemland Plateau of the Northern Territory.
Lucy is researching ways in improving the quality of decisions in management and conservation of wetland biodiversity by exploring quantitative tools for prioritization of resource allocation.
Gerry is studying the elements underlying achieving successful conservation impacts, and how we can, do, and should evaluate them.
Adam examines the problems around species’ detectability and occupancy estimation within a management context.
Kylie investigates the effectiveness of road crossing structures for wildlife, and the monitoring effort necessary to evaluate their success.
Darren is using decision theoretic approaches to determine how much effort should be allocated towards monitoring to reduce uncertainty and when it is optimal to only participate in management.
Freya is interested in how key plant functional traits are generated for fire prone communities.
Els is studying how much data is needed to make reliable conservation decisions.
Inka is studying movements and habitat use of the Brolga, Grus rubicunda, in south west Victoria.
Casey is interested in studying, modelling, and mitigating impacts of the built environment and infrastructure on biodiversity.
John is studying the potential to predict outbreaks of pests based on habitat suitability and susceptibility.
Matt is studying the interactive effects of a range of threatening processes, such as disease and introduced predators, on declining frogs.
Saras is studying plant community assembly and its influence on wetland ecosystem function.
Skipton is studying patterns of sea floor biodiversity, including species richness, beta-diversity, community composition and the spatial aggregation of rare species