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Affiliation:University of Queensland

Dr Luke Shoo

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.43.5
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Dr Colin Studds

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)3.3b
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Dr Ayesha Tulloch

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Ayesha is a conservation biologist interested in monitoring and management of threats to biodiversity. She integrates disciplinary perspectives (economic, social, political and environmental) to evaluate approaches for prioritising conservation investments in multiple stakeholder landscapes. Ayesha has a particular interest in invasive and mobile predators, network theory, return on investment, migratory species and bird ecology.

Ayesha is currently working on tools and approaches for prioritising investment in management and monitoring of multiple species and threats, with a focus on applying decision-making software for systematic conservation planning and cost-effectiveness analysis to choose between actions for species recovery, and incorporating uncertainty in management outcomes and risk aversion into ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.53.3a3.3b5.25.8
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Dr Oscar Venter

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)3.7
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Matthew Watts

Matt is the super-nerdy powerhouse behind Marxan.  Although Marxan was originally designed by Dr Ian Ball & Prof. Hugh Possingham, Matt has been working on improvements and modifications for the last 6 years, so knows it inside-out.

The Marxan software is the most widely used software in conservation planning around the world. It  provides decision support for the design of reserve systems, so keeping it up-to-date to meet continually changing conservation decision science requirments is a super important task that Matt loves!

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PositionSoftware developer
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Dr Kerrie Wilson

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Kerrie Wilson is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (and UQ Node Leader for CEED and The NERP Environmental Decisions Hub). Kerrie is interested in applied conservation resource allocation problems, such as where to invest limited resources to protect biodiversity, to restore habitat, or manage systems. Her research program also focuses on the analysis of uncertainty (with a particular focus on the impact of climate change and other institutional and socio-political factors that influence the likelihood of investment success), landscape dynamics (e.g. the evaluation of land use scenarios and threatening processes), and biodiversity benefit (e.g. how to maximise biodiversity outcomes in restoration and ways to account for multiple benefits such a ...
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Category: Node Leader
PositionResearcher & Node Leader
Member of project(s)1.41.73.3a3.74.14.35.55.6
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Dr Kara Youngentob

I completed a PhD in Environment from the Australian National University in 2010 and a MSc in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida in 2004. My main interests are in applied ecological research to inform and improve wildlife management and conservation decisions. I am also a big fan of science communication. My current project for the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub involves investigating how forage quality might influence landscape use by koalas and other leaf-eating animals. I am also developing tools to map the quality of forage for browsing herbivores using airborne hyperspectral remote sensing data. In addition, I contribute to the development of derived remote sensing products, such as forest canopy ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.7b3.5
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