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Project 1.6 Conservation priorities for Antarctica and its oceans

Researchers: Prof Hugh Possingham, UQ (Leader), Michael Bode, Kate Helmstedt, Justine Shaw, Joseph Bennett
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) needs to develop conservation priorities for the land and sea. This is an emerging high priority for the AAD; significant benefits in linking AAD & UTAS capability in this area. AAD suggest may have potential for consideration under the “Emerging Priorities Funding”.

More information on NERP Environmental Decisions Hub research on Antarctic conservation priorities can be found here.

Dr Joseph Bennett

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Joe's research touches on a variety of research areas in community ecology, including invasion ecology, biogeography and spatial statistics. He has a particular interest in practical questions regarding invasive species control and management to protect threatened species.

He also works on theoretical questions regarding coexistence in fluctuating environments and the determinants of community assembly in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. He is involved in three NERP projects along with NERP Researcher Prof Hugh Possingham:

  • Antarctic environmental threats - lessons learned from the Arctic (...
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    PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
    Member of project(s)1.51.6
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  • Dr Michael Bode

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    PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
    Member of project(s)1.31.64.14.25.8
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    PositionHonors student
    Member of project(s)1.65.8
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    Professor Hugh Possingham

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    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 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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