Professor Hugh Possingham, Dr Eve McDonald-Madden (University of Queensland), Dr Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle (University of Saskatchewan, formerly UQ), Professor Antoine Guisan (Université de Lausanne), Dr Jane Elith (The University of Melbourne) and Dr Tara Martin from CSIRO, have been recognised for their research into the effects of climate change, habitat loss and conservation decisions.
Director of CEED Prof Hugh Possingham said there is a lot of research being done about the likely impact of climate change on plants, animals and habitats.
“Our group is more interested in research that helps people make good decisions about how to respond to a changing climate,” said Professor Possingham.
“We are unique in taking a strong interest in helping managers and policy makers to decide what to do, not just what might happen.”
Fellow award winner Dr Eve McDonald-Madden from the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management said it is an honour for the team to be recognised for its contribution to the advancement of science to improve climate adaptation.
“We combine ideas and approaches from ecology, economics and mathematics to find solutions to conservation problems,” said Dr McDonald-Madden.
The Thomson Reuters Citation and Innovation Awards recognise researchers whose body of work has made a significant contribution to one of eleven fields across all domains of science, including engineering, socials sciences and the humanities.
Winners are chosen following a rigorous evaluation process focused on analysis of citations in prestigious journals and evidence of collaboration.
Thomson Reuters press release HERE