Some example computer code developed by lab members and our colleagues. Most of these resources are available in our lab or personal Github repositories, but this example list will describe the types of code that we produce.

Animal population dynamics

  • stochastic models for predicting feral cat eradication and costs on large islands — R (Github source)
  • combining agent-based, trait-based and demographic approaches to model coral community dynamics — R  (OSF source)
  • stochastic demographic models for Sahul megafauna species — R (Github source)
  • whaler shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus) sustainable harvest mode — R (Github source)

Trophic network models

  • network models for south-eastern Australian communities (extinct + extant) — Python (Github source)
  • global co-extinctions with catastrophic climate change — Python (Github source)

Human population dynamics & movement

  • cellular-automaton model of human spread across Sahul — R (Github source)
  • From Everywhere to Everywhere (FETE) human pathways across Sahul — Creo Parametric (Github source)
  • age-structured models of ancient humans entering Sahul — R (Github source)
  • matrix projection models for the global human population — R (Github source)

Spatial processes

  • inferring timing of megafauna extinction and first human arrival in south-eastern Australia — R (Github source)


  • effects of spatial and temporal physical distancing in reducing the rate of COVID-19 infection — R (Github source)
  • multi-state disease dynamics model for European rabbits in Australia — R (Github source)


  • socio-economic and environmental determinants of child-health outcomes among African nations — R (Github source)
  • ranking researchers fairly by citation performance (the ‘ε-index’) — R (Github source)
  • relationships between environmental degradation and socio-economic variables among African nations — R (Github source)
  • deterrent trials for devices used to reduce the incidence of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) attacks — R (Github source)

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