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Affiliation:University of Queensland

Mr Timothy Holmes

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Category: Students
PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)1.5
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PositionChief Operating Officer
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Melisa Lewins

Melisa is the Executive Assistant to Professor Hugh Possingham and Melanie King. Melisa has the almost impossible task of knowing everything that Hugh IS doing and IS SUPPOSED to be doing, whilst answering a thousand questions a day, smiling and looking stunning all at once. Fortunately for us, she almost always succeeds!

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PositionExecutive Assistant to the Director & COO
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Dr Martine Maron

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My research focus is in two main areas:
1. Landscape ecology (Project 1.4a), particularly

~ What affects meso-scale diversity in altered landscapes: how different large-scale patterns of clearing, fire, forest management alter the capacity of landscapes to support species and conversely, how these patterns can be manipulated to increase meso-scale diversity; and

~Processes underlying patterns of individual species distribution in human-modified landscapes, such as resource availability and interspecific interactions (for example, with aggressive competitors)

2. Conservation policy, particularly development of defensible and transparent systems for accounting for conservation gains and losses such as in biod ...
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PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.4a4.34.3a
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Dr Tara Martin

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.41.4a3.13.23.3a3.63.75.25.6
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Fleur Maseyk

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By bringing together the ecological and social aspects of the ecosystem services paradigm for resource management, my research takes a cross-disciplinary approach to using evidence to inform policy development and on-the-ground resource management decision making (Theme 5).
Case studies within agricultural landscapes will be used to explore the tradeoffs between ecosystem services and economic and environmental values in response to conflicting demands on scarce resources (Theme 4).

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PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)4.15.4
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Assoc. Prof. Clive McAlpine

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.41.71.7a1.7b3.24.2
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Dr Eve McDonald-Madden

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My research revolves around decision theory and decision science. While I am interested in all forms of environmental decision-making my recent work falls into two key areas – monitoring and adaptive management and the management of multiple interacting species (see below for more details). As a NERP researcher I am keen on infusing a structured and explicit approach to decision-making into environmental problems. NERP colleagues and I run workshops on structured decision-making, and I also facilitate the decision process for individual problems within SEWPAC. Email me to discuss getting assistance with a particular decisions problem, or you are interested in my work on monitoring, adaptive management or the management of multiple species and threats.

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
Member of project(s)1.32.12.43.75.2
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Dr Matthew Mitchell

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Dr Matthew Mitchell is a Postdoctoral Fellow at UQ researching the topic of 'Achieving Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Delivery: the Role of Landscape Structure'.

How does the structure of urban and peri-urban landscapes affect both biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services and how should we manage these landscape for these two components? This gap in our knowledge limits our ability, especially in rapidly changing urban and peri-urban areas, to predict how land use change will affect biodiversity and ecosystem services. Using ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)4
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Mr Nick Murray

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Category: Students
PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)3.3b
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Professor Hugh Possingham

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Category: Node Leader
PositionDirector
Member of project(s)1.31.41.51.61.7b3.13.23.3a3.3b4.24.34.3a4.55.25.6
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Dr Anna Renwick

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Anna is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Queensland and is a researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and National Environmental Research Program (NERP), supervised by Hugh Possingham. Her research brings together both ecological and socio-economic information to address policy relevant issues. Anna's current work looks at the trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem services and how to maximise both biodiversity and social livelihoods. Her current project focuses on carbon, biodiversity and co-benefits for indigenous people within the carbon farming initiati ...
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PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)5.6
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Dr Jonathan Rhodes

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.71.7a1.7b4.2
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Dr Claire Runge

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Claire's work revolves around improving the way we manage migratory and nomadic species in Australia. In collaboration with SEWPaC, she is exploring the effects of current and potential legislation on the management of migratory species. In addition to this she is discovering ways to prioritise conservation actions for nomadic species, using outback Australia as a case study.

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)3.3b
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Rebecca Runting

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How we can preserve biodiversity whist simultaneously meeting increasing human needs is an extremely important challenge to address. Biodiversity underpins and interacts with essential Earth system functions that support human activities. But, at the same time, human population growth, coupled with climatic change and natural resource depletion, are likely to place increasing demands on the Earth's finite natural resources and Earth systems. Thus, it is critical that we understand how land-use scenarios will play out under different policy options and to be able to quantify the cumulative impacts of these options on biodiversity and human systems.

This project will address the question: what is the impact of policies that achieve the preservation of biodiversity on food and water security, along with the bro ...
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PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)4.15.15.8
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Ms Laura Russo

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Category: Students
PositionCollaborating PhD Student Penn State Uni
Member of project(s)1.3
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Dr Truly Santika

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.7
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Dr Leonie Seabrook

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.41.4a
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Dr Danielle Shanahan

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Danielle is currently exploring how the extinction of experience influences both physical and mental human wellbeing in urban landscapes, in collaboration with Hub researcher Dr Richard Fuller (relevant to Projects 4.1 & 4.2). In 2012 she joined the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub after working with the Queensland Government and is particularly interested in trying to bridge the gap between science and policy development for biodiversity. She completed her PhD in 2010 at the University of Queensland where her project focused on developing general rules and testing a pr ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)4.14.2
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Dr Justine Shaw

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Justine Shaw is a postdoctoral fellow researching conservation decision making in the terrestrial Antarctica and sub-Antarctic, with a particular focus on non-native species. Her position is a collaborative one between EDG, the University of Queensland and the Australian Antarctic Division. Justine is currently examining the risks posed by non-native species to Antarctic protected areas, examining the interactions between indigenous and non-native species, and investigating how invasive species influence ecosystem function. Justine is interested in the role of invasive vertebrates as drivers of invasive plant distribution and abundance, and how these change over time, space and management regimes. She is interested in ways of dealing with uncertainty in large scale eradication attempts.

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.31.65.8
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