Assoc Prof Jeremy VanDerWal is the Director of the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change and the Deputy Director of eResearch Centre.

He leads a strong spatial ecology group focusing on how ecological events shape observed spatial and temporal patterns in species distributions, abundances and/or richness. He and his group utilize theories and tools in ecology, bioinformatics, computer science, etc. in conjunction with high performance computing (HPC) facilities and citizen science to explore key theoretical questions in ecology but always moving toward improved applied conservation science and engagement.

Recent work has not only seen strong academic publications but also the creation of engagement websites such as:

and research support tools such as:

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Socio-Economic Objectives

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 85+ research outputs authored by Prof Jeremy VanDerWal from 2006 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Faunal Responses to Different Cattle Grazing Strategies (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Systematic conservation planning in marine environments – sensitivities of the planning framework to multiple aspects of scale and resolution. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Legislative implications for broad vegetation groups and endangered species influenced by climate change. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Conservation Targeting and Prioritization in the Prairie Pothole Region (PhD , Primary Advisor)

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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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