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Project 2.4 Long-term monitoring strategies

Researchers: Prof. David Lindenmayer, ANU (Leader), Sam Banks, Don Driscoll, Phillip Gibbons, Eve McDonald-Madden, Jeff Wood, Noam Levin
Development of long-term monitoring strategies to monitor the effectiveness of interventions for managing intact biotic assemblages as well as their effectiveness for conserving populations of threatened species such as the Eastern Bristlebird, Ground Parrot, Eastern Chestnut Mouse and Diamond Python. 

Dr Sam Banks

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I'm a conservation biologist interested in how animals respond to environmental change. I'm something of a details person and like to find out about the processes operating in animal populations and how they respond to environmental changes caused by things like disturbance, habitat fragmentation or logging. I do a lot of field-based research, but often resort to genetic methods to study the things that animals don't tell us in other ways.
A current research focus of mine is the interaction between environmental disturbance, population dynamics and genetic diversity. We know that disturbance is a key driver of population and community dynamics globally, but its effects on biodiversity at the genetic level are largely unappreciated. I also do research on methods for understanding population processes like disper ...
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Member of project(s)2.12.32.4
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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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PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)2.22.43.13.3a3.43.53.64.14.2
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Dr Phillip Gibbons

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Member of project(s)2.12.22.32.44.34.3a5.5
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Noam Levin

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I am using remote sensing, geographic information systems and historical maps to study the state of natural ecosystems (vegetation cover, wildfire history, coastal changes, dune activity) as well as for characterizing human land cover patterns.

PositionSenior Lecturer
Member of project(s)2.4
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Professor David Lindenmayer

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PositionResearcher & Node Leader
Member of project(s)1.32.12.22.32.43.13.53.64.24.3
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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.

Monitoring and Adaptive management...
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PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
Member of project(s)1.32.12.43.75.2
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Dr Jeff Wood

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Member of project(s)2.22.32.4
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