Dr Christine Hosking
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Christine’s main research interests have involved using a range of systematic conservation planning tools to model the predicted distribution of terrestrial species under future climate change and identify ‘climate change refugia’, using koalas and their food trees as case study species.

Prof. Bill BellottiProfessor Bill Bellotti
Food Systems Program Director

Professor Bill Bellotti has more than 30 years' experience in leading agricultural production system research in southern Australia, western China, and eastern India. His expertise includes agronomy, climate variability and change, farming systems and integrated approaches to food systems.


Dr Hawthorne Beyer
ARC Early Career Research Fellow

Hawthorne Beyer is a quantitative ecologist working on conservation and environmental management problems. His research focuses on i) the dynamics and control of wildlife disease and vectors of disease; ii) mechanistic animal movement models that quantify habitat and movement processes in a single unified framework; and iii) optimisation of resource allocation to ecological management problems.

Dr Pim BongaertsDr Pim Bongaerts
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Pim is the lead scientist for the Deep Reef Component of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. The Deep Reef Survey looks into the effects of climate change on one of the least known ecosystems on the planet – the deep-water reefs or mesophotic coral ecosystems (between 30-100m).

Dr Emma KennedyDr Emma Kennedy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral research fellow, Emma Kennedy is a research scientist working on the 50reefs initiative. The 50reefs project aims to use the best available science to identify and prioritise protection efforts on the coral reefs that are least vulnerable to climate change, and also have the greatest capacity to repopulate other reefs over time.


Dr Alberto Rodríguez-Ramírez
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Alberto Rodríguez-Ramírez has been an active coral reef researcher for 17 years, studying and monitoring long-term trajectories in marine ecosystems, including seagrass and mangroves, as well as coral reefs in the Caribbean region and the Great Barrier Reef.


Dr Tyrone Ridgway
Research Manager

Tyrone brings an interdisciplinary background to the role, after working in environmental issues in research and non-government organisations, resource and research management within federal government agencies, as well as project management roles in private consulting.


Dr Julie Vercelloni
Dr Julie Vercelloni
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Julie Vercelloni is a research scientist working on the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. She is primary interested in broad-scale coral reef modelling with an emphasis on Bayesian approaches.

Dr Feifei (Ivy) Bai
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Feifei (Ivy) Bai's research interests include PV integration impacts, battery energy storage integration research, power system low-frequency oscillation analysis and control. Dr Bai received her Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering and its Automation from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China in 2010 and she received her Ph.D. Degree in Power System and its Automation from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2016.

Dr Seyyed Ali Pourmousavi
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Seyyed Ali Pourmousavi brings industrial experience and knowledge on battery storage technologies, power systems, and electricity market operation to the UQ Solar project. He holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in electrical engineering with emphasis on power systems.

Dr Phillip Wild
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Phillip Wild brings agent based modelling capability to project 1 'Control Methodologies of Distributed Generation' and project 2 'Market and Economic Modelling of the impacts of Distributed Generation' at the Global Change Institute.


Dr Ruifeng Yan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr Ruifeng Yan's research interests include photovoltaic and wind integration impacts, unbalanced network analysis and power system stability.


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