Past Alumni

Past Alumni2018-10-20T10:48:20+00:00

Dr Eve McDonald-Madden

Eve worked jointly as a post-doctoral fellow with CSIRO and University of Queensland, supervised by Tara Martin and Hugh Possingham.  Eve is now an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.

Email: e.mcdonaldmadden@uq.edu.au  Webpage

Dr Josie Carwardine

Josie was a post-doc with Dr Tara Martin and during this time, led the development of Priority Threat Management and its first application in the Kimberley.  Josie is now a Research Scientist with CSIRO and continues to be a key collaborator on the development of decision science tools.

Email: josie.carwardine@csiro.au

Dr Richard Schuster

Richard successfully defended his PhD in 2014 at the University of British Columbia supervised by Peter Arcese and Tara Martin. He is now a Liber Ero post-doc using citizen science projects, such as eBird, to optimize conservation strategies across entire ranges of migratory species, and identify portfolios of sites critical to the global persistence of these species.

Email: mail@richard-schuster.com   Webpage

Dr Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle

Chrystal successfully defended her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2013 supervised by Jonathan Rhodes and Tara Martin. Chrystal’s PhD examined the combined effects of climate change, habitat loss and other drivers of land-use change on biodiversity. Chrystal is now a post-doc at the University of Saskatchewan

Email: c.mantyka-pringle@usask.ca   Webpage

Dr Tyler Flockhart

Tyler is a population ecologist and conservation biologist interested in understanding the factors that influence changes in animal populations and applying decision-theory to design optimal management strategies for species of concern in the face of global change.

Email: tyler.flockhart@umces.edu

Dr Yvonne Buckley

Yvonne worked jointly with the Environmental Decisions Group, University of Queensland and CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems. She is now a Professor at Trinity College, Dublin.  Yvonne and her lab seek to understand the fundamental drivers of animal and plant population processes in a rapidly changing world.

Email: buckleyy@tcd.ie
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Dr Paul Caplat

Paul was a post-doctoral fellow with CSIRO supervised by Yvonne Buckley. Paul is now a lecturer in Global Change Biology at Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), where I study species’ dynamics in response to global change: bird range-shifts in response to temperature rise, bird community change, resilience of pastoral systems.

Dr Pia Lentini

Pia successfully defended her  PhD at Australia National University in 2013 supervised by Joern Fischer, Phil Gibbons and Tara Martin.  She recently joined the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.  Her PhD papers included:

Email: pia.lentini@unimelb.edu.au
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Dr Ayesha Tulloch

Ayesha successfully defended her PhD  at the University of Queensland in 2014 supervised by Kerrie Wilson, Hugh Possingham and Tara Martin. Ayesha is now an ARC DECRA Fellow working on “Forecasting ecosystem collapse and recovery by tracking networks of species” in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney.

Email: Ayesha.Tulloch@sydney.edu.au
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Dr Richard Fuller

Rich worked jointly with with the Environmental Decisions Group, University of Queensland and CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences. He is now a Professor at the University of Queensland.  Rich and his students are interested in how people have affected the natural world around them, and how some of their destructive effects can best be reversed. He is also keen to understand whether and how people can benefit positively from experiences of biodiversity.

Email: r.fuller@uq.edu.au
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Dr Anna Renwick

Anna is a post-doctoral fellow in the Environmental Decisions Group, University of Queensland and is a researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and National Environmental Research Program (NERP), supervised by Hugh Possingham and Tara Martin. Anna’s research focuses on looking at the trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem services and how to maximise both biodiversity and social livelihoods. Her current project focuses on ecosystem services, biodiversity and co-benefits for indigenous people within the carbon farming initiative.

Email: a.renwick@uq.edu.au

Dr Sam Nicol

Sam is a joint postdoctoral fellow with CSIRO and the Environmental Decisions Group and a researcher in the ARC Centre for Excellence in Environmental Decisions group (CEED). Sam uses mathematical optimization tools (particularly Markov Decision Processes and stochastic dynamic programming) to figure out the best way to manage resources over time to achieve a conservation goal.  His current project is looking at how to optimally manage a dynamic network of conservation resources.

Email: Sam.Nicol@csiro.au

Dr Iadine Chades

Iadine is a research scientist with CSIRO and holds a doctorate in Artificial Intelligence (AI). She also maintains a permanent research scientist position with the French National Institute of Agronomy (INRA). Iadine develops and applies new methods to optimally manage invasive and endangered species using her expertise from artificial intelligence and ecology. Iadine leads The Conservation Decisions Team at CSIRO.

Email: Iadine.Chades@csiro.au
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Dr Jean-Baptiste Pichancourt

Jean-Baptiste is a former post-doctoral fellow with CSIRO supervised by Tara Martin.

Dr Abbey Camaclang

Abbey successfully defended her PhD supervised by Hugh Possingham and Tara Martin. She is currently a post-doc at Monash University.

Email: abbey.camaclang@monash.edu

Belinda Walters

Belinda was a Research Support Officer with The Conservation Decisions Team at CSIRO.

Dr Jenny  Silcock

Jenny successfully defended her PhD at the University of Queensland supervised by Rod Fensham and Tara Martin. Jenny is now a post-doc at UQ.

Email: j.silcock@uq.edu.au

Fei Ng

Fei is a PhD student at the University of Queensland supervised by Jonathan Rhodes, Hugh Possingham, Michael McCarthy and Tara Martin. Fei is examining questions around optimal monitoring and optimal resource allocation. In particular she’s looking at how we should trade-off allocating resources between monitoring (learning) and taking a conservation action.

Email: fei.ng@uq.edu.au

Dr Rocio Ponce-Reyes

Rocio is a conservation scientist with a broad set of interests and skills seeking opportunities to make an effective contribution to biodiversity conservation — influencing policy and decision making— through high quality research.

Email: Rocio.Poncereyes@csiro.au
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