Research Associates/Honoraries

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

Emily is a senior lecturer in quantitative ecology at Deakin University. She develops theory and tools to make complex environmental problems tractable for decision-making.

Emily’s website

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

Georgia a postdoc at RMIT who is currently investigating the role and influence of informative Bayesian priors in ecology. Her research interests include imperfect detectability, survey effort and the intersection between science and environmental policy.

Georgia’s website

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

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

Jane’s website

Joslin is a lecturer at Monash University. 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.

Joslin’s website

Kirsten is an ecologist and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Science. Her research interests include the ecology and conservation biology of amphibians, the ecology of urban systems, bio-acoustics and animal communication, field survey methods and ecological ethics.

Kirsten’s website

Luke is a Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Ecology in the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences at the University of Melbourne. His interests are in ecology and evolution, biodiversity conservation and environmental decision making.
Luke’s website
Michael studies on optimal conservation decision making and marine ecology, from the vantage point provided by the Matlab command prompt.

Michael’s website

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

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

Tracey’s website