Ben Allen
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Ben Allen is an Associate Professor (Wildlife Management and Research) at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ) in Australia, a Research Associate with Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in South Africa, and the co-chair of the IUCN Canid Specialist Group's Dingo Working Group. Ben’s research investigates practical solutions to a variety of complex wildlife management problems around Australia and internationally, often in cropping, grazing and peri-urban ecosystems.
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Sven Bacher
University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Sven Bacher is a professor at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and is visiting the C·I·B for one month in January/February 2016. Sven has worked on biological invasions for more than 15 years and is particularly interested in conceptual issues and syntheses that improve the field.
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Christophe Baltzinger
French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE)
Christophe Baltzinger is a Forest Engineer with the French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE). His main research interests are in plant-animal interactions, investigating the role wild ungulates play in shaping plant communities and in ecosystem functioning.
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Brett Bennett
Western Sydney University, Australia
Brett M. Bennett is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Western Sydney University. He is also a Senior Research Associate of the University of Johannesburg and a former Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow. His research uses historical methods to investigate how the interaction of human actions and natural processes create contemporary ecosystems, scientific ideas, and conservation policies.
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Bethany Bradley
University of Massachusetts, USA
Bethany Bradley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA). Her research focuses on the biogeography and spatial ecology of invasive plants.
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Scott Carroll
University of California, Davis, USA
Professor Scott Carroll is an evolutionary biologist and ecologist affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His main research interests are in exploring contemporary evolution to better understand adaptive processes and how those processes can be harnessed to develop solutions to evolutionary challenges in food production, medical care and environmental conservation.
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Paul Downey
University of Canberra, Australia
Paul Downey, an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra in Australia, is a visiting C·I·B fellow for three months from April through July 2015. Paul has worked on invasions for almost 20 years, and has spent time working in both academia and management. He was the Program Leader (Weeds) with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for 9 years, and has been at the University of Canberra for the past 5 years. Paul has worked on a wide range of areas on invasions.
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Ben Evans
McMaster University, Canada
Ben Evans is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at McMaster University (Canada). His research interests center on evolutionary genomics, with focuses on sex chromosome evolution, population genomics, and gene duplication in vertebrates such as macaque monkeys, vizcacha rats, and African clawed frogs.
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Quentin Groom
Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium
Quentin Groom is based at the Meise Botanic Garden, in Belgium, where his research focus on the use of information technology in the analysis and dissemination of scientific information, particularly related to invasive species, taxonomy and citizen science.
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Ary Hoffman
University of Melbourne, Australia
Professor Ary Hoffman is Chair of Ecological Genetics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His primary interest lies in evolution and genetic adaptation to climate stress.
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Brendon Larson
University of Waterloo, Canada
Brendon Larson, a professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada, was a fellow in the CIB for three months from March through May 2014. Brendon has a background in ecology, but now conducts interdisciplinary social scientific research about invasive species, for example related to how to communicate about them and how different stakeholders evaluate them. He has also written philosophical papers about our conceptualization of invasive species, specifically in the context of the dramatic changes occurring to socio-ecological systems in the Anthropocene.
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Philipp Lehmann
Stockholm University, Sweden
Philipp Lehmann is a researcher and lecturer at the department of Zoology, Stockholm University, Sweden. His main research topics include hypometabolism, energetics, cold tolerance, microclimate modelling and biological timing mechanisms.
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Mike McCoy
East Carolina University, USA
Mike McCoy is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at East Carolina University (USA). His research engages both conceptual and empirical approaches to address questions in conservation, population, and community ecology.
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Marshall McCue
Sable Systems International, USA
Professor Marshall McCue is the Chief Scientific Officer at Sable Systems International and his research focuses on metabolism and comparative physiology.
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Anna Traveset
Mediterranean Institute of Advanced Studies, Spain
Anna is an expert on island ecology, and is especially interested in the ways that different drivers of global change, including biological invasions, influence the interactions between plants and animals. Her current projects involve predicting how invasive species integrate into, and impact on, the mutualistic networks of different archipelagos – including the Galápagos, the Canary Islands, and the Balearic Islands.
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Joana Vicente
University of Évora, Portugal
Joana Vicente, based at the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO) at the University of Évora (Portugal), was a Fellow at the C·I·B during October and November 2014. Joana has a background in fundamental and applied research on ecological modelling of biogeographic patterns, landscape ecology, environmental change, and invasive alien species. Her current projects involve predicting the impacts of multi-scale environmental change on the biological invasions using both static and dynamic modelling techniques.
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Jean Vitule
Federal University of Parana, Brazil
Jean R.S. Vitule, is Associate Professor of Ecology and Applied Ecology in the Federal University of Parana (UFPR). His interests are in Invasion Biology and Biotic Homogenization processes and patterns, with a special focus on aquatic biodiversity and fishes. He is interested in the ecology and management of invasive species and uses aquatic organisms, and especially fishes to test ecological concepts on biological invasions and biodiversity.
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James Vonesh
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
James Vonesh is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Virginia Commonwealth University. James' research is focused on predator-prey ecology, size- and stage-structured processes in populations and communities, and how organisms with complex life cycles link aquatic and terrestrial food webs.
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Arne Witt
Dr Arne Witt is the Regional (African and Asia) Coordinator for Invasive Species for CABI, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Actively involved in a number of regional UNEP-GEF projects in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia and other IAS projects throughout the developing world, Arne seeks to strengthen the policy/legislation framework with regard to invasive species.
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