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Dr Sarah Bekessy

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
AffiliationRMIT University
Member of project(s)4.24.2b4.34.3a5.55.6
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Dr Michael Bode

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
Member of project(s)1.31.64.14.25.8
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Assoc Professor Don Driscoll

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My research interests are in fire ecology, habitat fragmentation, dispersal and connectivity. I continue to explore ways that ecological theory related to those fields can be used to predict effects and to communicate findings. Key NERP-related research includes projects examining dispersal and connectivity in fragmented landscapes, and fire decision theory.

With colleagues at ANU I am exploring the role of the matrix (modified, cleared or urbanized land) on species that depend on small patches of native vegetation (Project 2.2). We have developed a conceptual model of the matrix that will provide new-comers to the field with a rapid and comprehensive understanding of how the matrix works. The conceptual model and asso ...
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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)2.22.43.13.3a3.43.53.64.14.2
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Dr Richard Fuller

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Rich is lecturer in conservation and biodiversity at the University of Queensland.  He heads a research group that focuse on the impact of urbanistion on biodiversity, and urban growth.  Rich's team are also involved in studying threats to international bird migrations.  These are spectacular wild events which are seeing an enormous decline in recent decades.  Their research hopes to understand why and what can be done to halt and reverse this decline.

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)3.3a3.3b3.74.14.24.5
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Dr Ascelin Gordon

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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
AffiliationRMIT University
Member of project(s)4.2b
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Professor Richard Hobbs

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionARC Laureate Fellow
Member of project(s)3.13.64.14.24.3
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Dr Karen Ikin

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My research focuses on wildlife and habitat conservation in human-modified environments, such as those that occur in urban and agricultural landscapes. I am particularly interested in how ecological knowledge can be applied to improve conservation, management and planning.

I am currently a post-doctoral fellow with the Conservation and Landscape Ecology Group at the Australian National University. For this, I'm investigating the responses of bird and vegetation communities to patch and landscape scale management interventions in agricultural landscapes. I also have an interest in the conservation, planning and management of wildlife habitat in urban areas.

PositionPost Doctoral Researcher Fellow
Member of project(s)2.12.24.2
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Dr Chris Ives

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I am a Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group. My interests lie in understanding the functioning of cities as socio-ecological systems and how science can be used to inform plans and policies related to biodiversity conservation. I have a diverse research background, having worked in the fields of riparian ecology, urban planning and social psychology. My current research is focused on understanding and planning for the multiple benefits of urban green space for biodiversity and social well-being. I am also working on predicting the impacts on biodiversity of different patterns of future urban growth in Australia.

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
AffiliationRMIT University
Member of project(s)4.24.2b
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Category: Students
PositionPhD Student
AffiliationRMIT University
Member of project(s)4.2
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Dr Pia Lentini

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Pia is a postdoc working with the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne, focusing on conservation planning and management in heavily modified systems. In particular, she is aiming to determine how we should prioritise where funds for connectivity conservation are spent, and the kinds of actions they are spent on, to ensure an effective increase in dispersal within and across landscapes. In addition, with others at the Australian Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE), she is also focussing on how we can plan for urban growth in a way which minimises impact on the species that inhabit our cities, particularly microbats."

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)3.3a4.2
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Professor David Lindenmayer

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Category: Node Leader
PositionResearcher & Node Leader
Member of project(s)1.32.12.22.32.43.13.53.64.24.3
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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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Assoc. Professor Michael McCarthy

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Category: Node Leader
PositionResearcher & Node Leader
Member of project(s)1.11.23.24.14.24.35.2
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Dr Kirsten Parris

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)4.14.24.4
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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 Jonathan Rhodes

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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.71.7a1.7b4.2
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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 Leonie Valentine

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Leonie is a wildlife biologist with broad interests in conservation biology and ecology, particularly focussed around the link between the environment, fauna and human-mediated disturbances. Her research seeks to understand how and why fauna respond to disturbances; the role of fauna in ecosystem function; and, adaptive management strategies available for land managers. Leonie is a post-doctoral research fellow with Prof. Richard Hobbs in the Ecosystem Restoration and Intervention Ecology lab at the University of Western Australia as part of the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). Her current research examines aspects of fire management and conservation, the role of fauna in restoration ecology, including the ecosystem dynamics of digging mammals and ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)2.23.3a4.14.2
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Dr Brendan Wintle

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Wintle is Associate Professor of Conservation Ecology and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Deputy Director of the National Environment Research Program Hub Environmental Decisions, and theme leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions.
He specializes in uncertainty and environmental decision making and publishes on technical and policy issues around conservation and natural resource management, including optimal conservation investment, optimal monitoring and adaptive management, systematic conservation planning, population viability analysis, habitat modelling and mapping, and decision theory.
Wintle works at the interface between policy and science, serving on the Forest Stewardship Council and Australian Forestry Standard reference committees, the Australian Govern ...
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Category: Key Researcher
PositionResearcher & Deputy Director
Member of project(s)1.22.43.64.14.24.34.44.4b5.25.6
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