Research Fellows

Dr Lucie Bland

Lucie develops mechanistic models of ecosystem collapse to inform the criteria for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. Her interests include global conservation policy, macroecology and computational statistics.
Lucie’s website

Dr Natalie Briscoe

Natalie is interested in how climate interacts with animal traits (behaviour, morphology & physiology) to influence species distributions. She is currently using biophysical models to predict how koalas will be affected by climate change.
Natalie’s website

Dr Michael Bode

Michael studies on optimal conservation decision making and marine ecology, from the vantage point provided by the Matlab command prompt.
Michael’s website

Dr Jane Catford

Jane works on questions that integrate community assembly with invasion ecology, usually in freshwater environments.
Jane’s website

Dr Gurutzeta

Gurutzeta’s areas of interest include optimal monitoring, study design, the modelling of species detectability and adaptive management.
Gurutzeta’s website

Dr Geoff Heard

Geoff works on the conservation of reptiles and amphibians, and has a burgeoning interest in the use of metapopulation theory to identify optimal management strategies for these animals. His current research focuses on developing metapopulation models for threatened frogs in urbanising landscapes.
Geoff’s website

Dr Cindy Hauser

Cindy develops efficient surveys and management strategies in the face of constant uncertainty, regular interaction with managers and occasional fieldwork. She works on threatened malleefowl, invasive hawkweeds and, where ever possible, differentiable functions.
Cindy’s website

Dr Kelly Hunt de Bie

Kelly’s areas of interest include recreation ecology, adaptive management, structured decision making and plant responses to disturbance. She is currently working in collaboration with Parks Victoria to develop and implement monitoring of visitor impacts and potential adaptive management responses for Victoria’s National Parks.
Kelly’s website

Dr Chris Jones

Chris is studying the use of vegetation monitoring data from a variety of sources for investigating change over time.
Chris’s website

Dr Luke Kelly

Luke’s areas of interest include fire ecology, spatial ecology and conservation management. His work is currently focused on determining appropriate landscape-scale fire histories that support biodiversity.
Luke’s website

Dr Heini Kujala

Heini’s research focuses on how to do conservation planning under climate change when species distributions are shifting and there are high uncertainties about when, where and what to protect. She’s currently working on developing an optimal restoration and conservation scheme under climate change for Australia.
Heini’s website

Dr José Lahoz-Monfort

José’s research interests include ecological statistics, population models and species distribution models… and how these should feed into the decision-making process for conservation. He is currently involved in 2 adaptive management projects, for malleefowl conservation and kangaroo population control.
José’s website

Dr Pia Lentini

Pia uses quantitative tools to address applied conservation problems in fragmented urban or agricultural landscapes. In particular, she is interested in issues associated with conservation planning, population viability, connectivity and species distribution models.
Pia’s website

Dr Alana Moore

Alana’s current research includes: using ecological theory to derive biodiversity indices, accounting for uncertainty when designing nature reserves and incorporating monitoring costs in Adaptive Management models. Alana currently lives in French Guiana where she is working on a project to evaluate the existing reserve network. of insect species on plants.
Alana’s website

Dr Alejandra

Alejandra’s research areas of interest include landscape ecology, spatial modelling and nature conservation and management. She is currently working on testing how accurately species distribution models are able to project the future availability of habitat under climate change.
Alejandra’s website

Dr Tracey Regan

Tracey’s research currently focuses on developing ecological models to address climate change impacts on species persistence.
Tracey’s website

Dr Libby Rumpff

Libby’s current work focuses on adaptive management and structured decision making for natural resource management. She is currently implementing an Adaptive Management program for the restoration of grassy woodlands in south-eastern Australia.
Libby’s website

Dr Reid Tingley

Reid’s current research focuses on predicting the establishment and spread of exotic species, with a particular emphasis on using species distribution models to forecast invasions.
Reid’s website