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
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):
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.
Holger Janes (2016-), PhD student, Deakin
Matt Linn (2015-), PhD, Red list of ecosystems, Deakin University
Tess Pannell (2016-2017), Honours student, Deakin University
Jess Rowland, PhD student, Deakin University, co-supervised with Lucie Bland.
Simone Stevenson (2017-), PhD student, Biodiversity indicators, Deakin.
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
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).