NERP transparent nerp only NERP transparent Hub Only

Project 3.2 Building Resilient (lasting) Biodiversity Assets

Researchers: Dr Tara Martin, CSIRO (Leader), Duan Biggs, Mark Burgman, Jane Catford, Iadine Chades, Tara Martin, Clive McAlpine, Michael McCarthy, Sam Nichol, Hugh Possingham, Nathalie Butt

Managing for persistence of species, ecosystems and cultural assets through priority threat management
We will identify "rules of thumb" for managing the long-term persistence of threatened species and for controlling invasive species and disease using a decision theoretic approach.

Dr Duan Biggs

Web page

Duan is from South Africa and completed his PhD at the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, Australia in 2011 on the resilience of coral reef tourism to global change and crises. Duan holds an MsC in Conservation Biology from the University of Cape Town and has a trans-disciplinary undergraduate training with majors in Economics, Development Studies and Environmental Science. Duan has developed, coordinated and consulted to projects for BirdLife International, Conservational International and WWF among others. Subsequent to his PhD developed a tourism research program for South African National Parks to support decision-making and management of the trade-offs and synergies between conservation and tourism.

In March 2012, Duan started a postdoctoral research fellowship at the ...
Read More...

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)3.13.2
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Prof. Mark Burgman

Web page

Mark Burgman is the Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany and Director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis (ACERA) at the University of Melbourne since it was founded in 2006. Mark's involvement with ACERA brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the 6 Environmental Decisions Hub projects he is involved in (see below). The aim of ACERA's establishment was, and remains, to develop the practice of risk analysis by creating and testing methods, protocols, analytical tools and procedures to benefit both Government and the broader Australian community. ACERA is a research network, drawing on the expertise of its other research partners throughout Australia and overseas. It maintains close working relationships with Australian Government Federal and State Departments, Australian and international univ ...
Read More...

PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.7a3.13.23.63.7
E-mail
Dr Nathalie Butt

My research focuses on the interaction of climate/climate change and biodiversity, previously mainly applied to forest ecosystems. Currently I am combining species distribution modelling and ecosystem vulnerability for tree species and communities in Australian vegetation groups to predict which treed ecosystems may be most threatened by climate change, and where conservation efforts should focus.

Specific research areas I am working on with Hub Researchers Prof Hugh Possingham and Assoc Prof Clive McAlpine are:

Potential changes in Eucalyptus species' climate space under future climate, related to Projects 1.4 & Read More...

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.43.23.34.1
E-mail
Dr Jane Catford

Web page

PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
Member of project(s)3.2
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Dr Iadine Chades

Web page

PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)3.2
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Dr Tara Martin

Web page

PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.41.4a3.13.23.3a3.63.75.25.6
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Assoc. Prof. Clive McAlpine

Web page

PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.41.71.7a1.7b3.24.2
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Assoc. Professor Michael McCarthy

Web page

PositionResearcher & Node Leader
Member of project(s)1.11.23.24.14.24.35.2
E-mail
Dr Sam Nicol

Web page

Sam is broadly interested in how we make decisions to allocate resources to conservation projects. He uses mathematical optimization tools to figure out the best way to manage resources over time to achieve a conservation goal. Sam uses solution techniques drawn from operations research and artificial intelligence to solve these problems. Within the NERP hub, Sam’s postdoc fits into two projects: building lasting biodiversity assets, and monitoring for adaptive management. The postdoc is focussed on the adaptive management of dynamic networks. This means he is developing new methods to apply cutting-edge optimization tools to manage ecological networks that change over time. His current project is to determine how to manage migratory birds using the East Asia-Australasia flyway under uncertainty about the extent of fut ...
Read More...

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
AffiliationCSIRO
Member of project(s)3.25.25.8
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Professor Hugh Possingham

Web page

PositionDirector
Member of project(s)1.31.41.51.61.7b3.13.23.3a3.3b4.24.34.3a4.55.25.6
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink