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Project 3.3b Conserving migratory species that move beyond Australia's borders

Researchers: Dr Richard Fuller, UQ (Leader), Megan Barnes, Lisa Barr, Kiran Dhanjal-Adams, Richard Fuller, Nick Murray, Hugh Possingham, Claire Runge, Colin Studds, Ayesha Tulloch

Measuring drivers of decline in migrants and evaluating conservation options.

We will establish how threats located beyond Australia's borders can affect migratory species that visit Australia. We will evaluate conservation options and measure the benefits of international co-operation for conserving migratory species.

Dr Megan Barnes

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"I undertake research to leverage decisions that will result in better on ground outcomes, ensuring the best outcomes for the amazing flora and fauna around the world"

Megan is the lead researcher for a national emerging priorities research project to prioritise monitoring for national surveillance in Australia, where she applies technical and monitoring expertise in her work to inform cost-effective national environmental investment strategies. Megan's research focuses on cost-effective decisions, monitoring and evaluation, and global protected areas policy. She has a diverse background in behavioral ecology and both theoretical and applied conservation science, with expertise in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, global vertebrate fauna, tropical ecology, dec ...
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Member of project(s)3.3b3.7
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
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Ms Kiran Dhanjal-Adams

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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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Member of project(s)3.3a3.3b3.74.14.24.5
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Mr Nick Murray

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PositionPhD Student
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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 Claire Runge

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Claire's work revolves around improving the way we manage migratory and nomadic species in Australia. In collaboration with SEWPaC, she is exploring the effects of current and potential legislation on the management of migratory species. In addition to this she is discovering ways to prioritise conservation actions for nomadic species, using outback Australia as a case study.

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Dr Colin Studds

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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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