NERP transparent nerp only NERP transparent Hub Only

University of Melbourne

Dr Michael Bode

Web page

PositionARC Post Doctoral Fellow
Member of project(s)1.31.64.14.25.8
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Dolla Boutros

Dolla is based at the University of Melbourne (UM) where she is in charge of "takin' care of business".  Dolla manages finance, reporting and general miracle working for the Environmental Decisions Hub at UM.

PositionBusiness Manager
E-mail

Mady has just joined the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, and with Dr Pia Lentini  and Dr Brendan Wintle as her supervisors.

PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)3.3a
E-mail
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
Pauline Byron

Pauline works in her quiet and patient way to assist Dolla in the Environmental Decisions Hub at the University of Melbourne.  We understand she performs all administrative miracles required!

PositionPA/Administrator
E-mail
Dr Jane Catford

Web page

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

Research title: An outcome evaluation strategy for the Biodiversity Fund

PositionPost Doctoral Researcher Fellow
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Dr Cindy Hauser

Web page

I aim to develop rational, repeatable and transparent approaches to environmental management that account for uncertainty, incomplete knowledge and scarce data. I’m particularly interested in optimal monitoring (applying cost-benefit analysis to investment in monitoring), adaptive management (strategic management for gaining knowledge and data) and robustness (ensuring acceptable outcomes in the face of uncertainty).

Projects I’m currently working on include:

  • Adaptive management of malleefowl with José Lahoz-Monfort, Michael Bode, Brendan Wintle, Read More...

    PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
    Member of project(s)5.2
    E-mail
    ResearcherIDLink
Dr Geoff Heard

Web page

Geoff is a Research Fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne, funded jointly by the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub and the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions.  He will commence working on NERP Project 1.2 in May 2013.

Geoff's background is in field ecology, with focus on the threatened frogs and reptiles of south-eastern Australia. His current research aims to evaluate the application of decision science to real-world conservation problems, drawing on datasets he has gathered over the last decade. Decision science is revolutionizing applied ecology, but the application of this approach to on-ground conservation remains in its infancy. Over the next two years, Geoff will assess the application of decision science to problems including minimum sur ...
Read More...

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.2
E-mail
Dr Heini Kujala

Web page

Heini is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne. She started her post in August 2012 and is currently involved in NERP Project 4.4.

Heini's background is in ecology and conservation. The main focus of her research lays in the cross section of systematic conservation planning, spatial prioritization and climate change. As part of NERP Project 4.4 she will be working closely with the Regional Sustainability Plans (RSPs) of both Hunter-Valley and Perth-Peel regions where the aim is to facilitate the usage of modern biodiversity conservation methods. The ava ...
Read More...

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)4.4
E-mail
Dr Pia Lentini

Web page

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
E-mail
Assoc. Professor Michael McCarthy

Web page

PositionResearcher & Node Leader
Member of project(s)1.11.23.24.14.24.35.2
E-mail
Dr Kirsten Parris

Web page

PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)4.14.24.4
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Dr Laura Pollock

Web page

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)1.1
E-mail
Dr Peter Vesk

Web page

PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)3.13.55.2
E-mail
Dr Terry  Walshe

Web page

PositionNERP Knowledge Broker
Member of project(s)3.74.1
E-mail
Dr Amy Whitehead

Web page

PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Member of project(s)4.4b
E-mail
ResearcherIDLink
Dr Brendan Wintle

Web page

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 ...
Read More...

PositionResearcher & Deputy Director
Member of project(s)1.22.43.64.14.24.34.44.4b5.25.6
E-mail