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Lab Director

Corey Bradshaw

Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology, Professor Corey J. A. Bradshaw

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I am something of a generalist, but ‘environmental modeller’ largely covers my interests and expertise. My team and I develop models to predict ecosystem function, resilience, and change in the past, present, and future, with a focus on maintaining as much biodiversity as possible for the benefit of all. Please also see my bio and CV for more information.

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Lab Coordinator

Frédérik Saltré

Research Fellow, Dr Frédérik Saltré

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I am an ecologist interested in how ecosystems change through space and time. I combine modelling approaches with fossil data and genetic knowledge to inform how human pressure and climate changes modified ecosystem functioning such as distributions and interactions of plants, animals, humans, and environments, from a deep-time perspective. I write about ecology and climate change over time from the Late Pleistocene (~126,000 years ago) to the present day, and how our understanding of the past can help prepare us for the future.

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Postdoctoral Fellows

John Llewelyn

Dr John Llewelyn

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Environmental changes, such as the arrival of an invasive species or a shift in climate, can have large, flow-on effects that alter species interactions and cause compositional changes in species assemblages. My research focuses on how such changes cascade through ecosystems, with a particular focus on late Pleistocene Australian ecological networks. I am employed under the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, in which I am also the Early-Career Research Representative.


Katharina Peters

Dr Katharina Peters

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My research interests lie at the interface of animal behaviour, population ecology, and evolutionary biology, with a focus on how to apply this information to manage wild populations and their environments, and how to mitigate human impacts on wildlife. My research with the Global Ecology Lab uses ecological modelling and the fossil record to elucidate palaeo-species abundances and extinction dynamics. I am employed under the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage.


Farzin Shabani

Dr Farzin Shabani

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I am particularly interested in the areas of (1) palaeo-vegetation modelling to identify the impacts of climate and human-driven landscape changes on megafauna extinctions in Australia, (2) climate-change impacts on biodiversity and plant species, and (3) doing risk assessments such as mapping flood, soil-erosion, and forest-fire susceptibility. I am employed under the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage.


Bree Martin

Dr Brianna (Bree) Martin

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I am a mathematician interested in applying advanced mathematical techniques to understand the processes of megafauna extinctions in Australia and elsewhere.

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PhD Candidates

Antoine ChampreuxAntoine Champreux

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I am a palaeoecologist and palaeobotanist interested in how landscapes changed through time. I combine information from dynamic vegetation models and fossil records to understand how vegetation and ecosystem responded to climate change in Central and South America since the Last Glacial Maximum (~ 19,000 years ago). My research focuses on megafauna extinctions, fire regime changes, and human colonisation.


Fiona Laviano

Fiona Laviano

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I am interested in examining the biodiversity dynamics of past environments. With a background in both ecology and archaeology, I am focusing my PhD research on modelling Neanderthal extinctions that happened when Homo sapiens colonised Europe during a cold climate event nearly 45,000 years ago.


Rupert Mathwin

Rupert Mathwin

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I am modelling the ecophysiology of frogs to guide conservation in South Australia.


Kathryn Venning

Kathryn Venning

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I will start my PhD in 2019 working on developing distribution and demographic for koalas in South Australia. In 2018 I was an Honours student in the Lab working on feral cat eradication models for Kangaroo Island.

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Honours Students

Phuong ChauPhuong Chau

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I am building ecological networks for arid communities in Australia

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Affiliates

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Former Members

  • Dr Louise Barnett, Postdoctoral Fellow (ecoepidemiological and demographic models for rabbit eradication)
  • Ellyse Bunney, Palaeo Data Manager
  • Andrew Frost, Koala Data Manager
  • Dr Ben Heard, Energy Modeller
  • Sally Quinn, Palaeo Time Series Modeller

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