Erin's overall research profile combines biology with big data analytics to quantify the ecological effects of climate and environment.

She completed a PhD in Marine Biology at James Cook University in 2013 looking at the energetics of coral larvae and how that responds to changes in the environment to better inform dispersal models. After that she moved into the terrestrial realm with projects focussing on modelling native, invasive, and threatened species both within Australia and at global scales.

Erin's most recent reseach involves working with cattle properties in the NT and Cape York to develop data-driven pest and weed management plans using a combination of remote sensing, drones, and AI.

  • Spatial ecology
  • Statistical modelling in ecology
  • Coral reef ecology
  • 2022 to present - eResearch Specialist, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2021 to present - Adjunct Research Fellow, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2021 to 2022 - Research Scientist, CSIRO (Australia)
  • 2013 to 2021 - Postdoctoral Researcher, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2008 to 2013 - Research Assistant, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 1998 to 2003 - Software Engineer, MCIWorldCom Inc., Channelpoint Inc., NeoCore Inc. (USA)
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Department of the Environment and Energy - National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) - Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub

Multi-objective planning in Northern Australia: co-benefits and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes

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$592,300 over 5 years (administered by Charles Darwin University)
This research will create a toolkit to guide planning and management that supports multiple uses of land and water, while maintaining environmental and cultural values. The toolkit will provide a roadmap to assess the potential impacts of current and future development on biodiversity and ecosystems and the influence of different approaches to management. Specifically, the project will examine the links between terrestrial, freshwater, and coastal marine species and communities. In addition, the toolkit will facilitate assessment of the benefits and costs of implementing different management interventions to mitigate threats to biodiversity associated with different land and water uses.
Bob Pressey, Mark Kennard, David Pannell, Jorge Alvarez-Romero, Jeremy VanDerWal, Vanessa Adams, Erin Graham, Michael Douglas and Rosemary Hill (Research Division, Griffith University, University of Western Australia, Research Infrastructure, College of Science & Engineering and Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation)
Northern Australia; integrated catchment planning; Kimberley region; trade-offs and co-benefits; Fitzroy River, Western Australia; Conservation Planning

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