SPEAKER: Dr Geoff Heard, Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne
DATE: Friday, 18th November 2016
LOCATION: Melbourne Campus at Burwood, Burwood Corporate Centre
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ABSTRACT: In this seminar, Geoff will present detailed occupancy models that integrate spatial variation in landscape connectivity, patch quality and disease risk, and describe how these models are being used by the Victorian Government to identify priorities for wetland conservation and construction across Melbourne’s urban growth areas.
BIO: Geoff is a Victorian Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the spatial and temporal dynamics of threatened species, and seeks to parameterise population models that may be used for conservation decision-making.
Over the last 15 years Geoff has worked on the metapopulation dynamics of frogs in Melbourne’s peri-urban landscapes.
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