Brief CV

Kate Waterme

Group website and research interests

Positions held

February 2015-ongoing: Senior Lecturer, Deakin University

May 2012-February 2015:  Centenary Fellow, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne (22 months FTE), June 2013-Feb 2014  Maternity leave

August 2008–April 2012:  Marie Curie Fellow (24 months FTE),  Imperial College London, March-Oct 2009, March-Oct 2011,  Maternity leave

Oct 2007-July 2008:  Research Associate, Imperial College London, with Prof. E.J. Milner-Gulland, Dr Julia Jones (Bangor University), and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Sept 2006-Sept 2007:  Research Associate, Princeton University, with Prof. David Wilcove, The Nature Conservancy of Florida, and Florida Natural Areas Inventory

Education

2002-2006:  PhD, The University of Queensland, with Prof. Hugh P. Possingham, Dr Bob Pressey and Dr Wayne A. Rochester.

1995-2002:  BA/BSc (Hons) The University of Melbourne

Grants and awards (>$150,000)

2017-2019   ARC Discovery grant, Biodiversity indicators for better conservation decisions, with Ben Collen, Beth Fulton, Simon Ferrier.

2016-2018    ARC Linkage Grant, Optimal management of coastal ecosystems for blue carbon sequestration, with Peter Macredie, Daniel Ierodiaconou and others.

2016-2018    Inspiring Women Fellowship, Linking risks to ecosystems with the benefits they provide, Victorian Government & Office of the Lead Scientist.

2016-2018    Mapping Ocean Wealth: Southern Seascapes, Partnership with the Nature Conservancy, Peter Macreadie & Daniel Ierodiaconou.

2013-2016    ARC Linkage Grant, Red listing ecosystems – testing the new global standard for conservation, with Prof. David Keith and others, IUCN, NSW OEH, SA DEWNR.

2012-2014    Centenary Research Fellowship, University of Melbourne, Theory for assessing the threat status of ecosystems

2008-2012    Marie Curie Fellowship (International Incoming Fellow), Optimal monitoring of socio-economic and ecological systems for robust natural resource management

2008-2012    ESRC-CASE studentship grant for a PhD student (Andrea Wallace), Participatory monitoring of fishers’ spatial behaviour: estimating social costs in local conservation planning, with EJ Milner-Gulland, Julia PG Jones (Bangor University) and Richard Young (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust)

Services to the discipline:

  • IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: Thematic co-lead, Member of the Steering Committee and Committee for Scientific Standards, Member of the IUCN CEM
  • Handling Editor for Conservation Biology (2013-ongoing, 2012 Impact Factor 4.4)
  • Associate Editor for Animal Conservation (2012-2013, 2012 Impact Factor 2.7)
  • Regular reviewer for international journals, including: Ecology Letters, Conservation Biology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Ecological Applications, Biological Conservation, Conservation Letters, Ecological Modelling, Ecological Research, Animal Conservation
  • Reviewer of Grant Applications for the ARC (2014), Leverhulme Trust UK (2012-2015), and ESPA (Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation, UK, 2013-2014).
  • Assessment of PhD and MSc theses, and member of advisory committee for PhD students

Current Group (website):

Postdocs

Lucie Bland (2014-), postdoctoral research associate on ARC Linkage grant ‘Red listing ecosystems – testing the new global standard for conservation‘ (LP130100435), Qaeco, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne

Clare Duncan (2017-), postdoctoral research associate on ARC Linkage grant ‘Optimal management of coastal ecosystems for blue carbon sequestration, Deakin University

Biao Huang (2017-), postdoctoral research associate on Mapping Ocean Wealth project, Deakin University

Nick Murray (2014-), postdoctoral research associate on ARC Linkage grant ‘Red listing ecosystems – testing the new global standard for conservation‘ (LP130100435), Centre for Ecosystem Sciences, UNSW.

Kate Watermeyer (2017-), postdoctoral research associate on ARC Discovery grant Biodiversity indicators for better conservation decisions.

Current students

Chris Hallam (2013-), PhD student, Qaeco, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne

Holger Janes (2016-), PhD student, Deakin

Matt Linn (2015-), PhD, Red list of ecosystems, Deakin University

Jess Rowland, PhD student, Deakin University, co-supervised with Lucie Bland.

Gerry Ryan (2012-), PhD student, Evaluating conservation interventions, Qaeco, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne

Simone Stevenson (2017-), PhD student, Biodiversity indicators, Deakin.

Past students

Andrea Coombs Wallace (2008-2012), PhD, Participatory monitoring of fishers’ spatial behaviour: estimating social costs in local conservation planning, Imperial College London

Leanne Greenwood (2015-16), honours, Optimal monitoring at Wilson’s Prom, Deakin University

Hayley Geyle. (2015), honours, optimal monitoring of the brush tailed rabbit rat on the Tiwi Islands, Deakin University

Tess Pannell (2016-2017), Honours student, Deakin University

William La Marca (2014-2015), MSc, Conservation planning on the Tiwi IslandsQaeco, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne

Brendan Costelloe (2010), MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London: The power of global biodiversity indicators to predict future policy outcomes (Distinction). Now working at the RSPB.

Kathryn Sullivan (2010), MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London: Global biodiversity indicators: scenario modelling for fisheries policy

Soizic Le Courtois (2010), MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London: Household choices in rice cultivation in a social-ecological system and impacts on productivity: lessons from Anororo, Lac Alaotra, Madagascar (Distinction)

Olena Tarasova (2009), MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London: Systematic conservation planning in Ukraine under uncertainty

Paul De Ornellas (2008), MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London: How uncertainty affects conservation planning: a Florida case study (Distinction). Now working in the Africa programme at the ZSL.

Jose J. Lahoz-Monfort (2008), MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London: Habitat suitability modelling for the Alaotran gentle lemur (Hapalemur alaotrensis) (Distinction, Gerald Durrell Award for best thesis).

Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita (2008), MSc in Conservation Science, Imperial College London: Occupancy and detectability of Hapalemur alaotrensis: recommendations for monitoring (Distinction).

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