Dr Jonathan Rhodes
|Dr Jonathan Rhodes|
- BA (Hons)
- BSc (Hons)
- Grad. Cert. Higher Education
British Ecological Society
- Ecological Society of Australia
- Society for Conservation Biology
Research interests (for research opportunities see here)
Dr. Rhodes’ research is centred around three main themes: (1) biodiversity conservation in human-modified and dynamically changing landscapes; (2) optimal monitoring for environmental management; and (3) koala ecology and conservation. He is particularly interested in how spatial ecological processes, human social processes and multiple threats interact to determine priorities for biodiversity conservation in human-modified landscapes. He is also interested in how we can best learn about these systems through the design of optimal monitoring strategies and adaptive management. The approach he uses to addresses these questions is to link data and quantitative models with decision analysis. Research opportunities exist within his group and he welcomes discussion with potential collaborators and students.
Research staff and students
Postdoctoral Research Fellows:
- Rachael Dudaniec (landscape genetics)
- Jeffrey Hanson
- Sean Maxwell
- Duncan Munro
Principal supervision of PhD candidates:
Lorenzo Cattarino (Joint Principal)
Associate supervision of PhD candidates:
Selected publications (for a full list of publications see here [18kb])
Runting, R., K. Wilson, and J. R. Rhodes. In press. Does more mean less? The value of information for conservation planning under sea level rise. In press. Global Change Biology.
Andrade, G. and J. R. Rhodes. 2012. Protected areas and local communities: an inevitable partnership towards successful conservation strategies? Ecology & Society, 17:14..
Mantyka-Pringle, C. S., T. G. Martin, and J. R. Rhodes. 2012. Interactions between climate and habitat loss effects on biodiversity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Global Change Biology 18:1239-1252.
Rhodes, J. R. and N. Jonzén. 2011. Monitoring temporal trends in spatially structured populations: how should sampling effort be allocated between space and time? Ecography 34:1040-1048.
Rhodes, J. R., D. Lunney, C. Moon, A. Matthews, and C. A. McAlpine. 2011. The consequences of using indirect signs that decay to determine species’ occupancy. Ecography 34:141-150.
Rhodes, J. R., C. F. Ng, D. L. de Villiers, H. J. Preece, C. A. McAlpine, and H. P. Possingham. 2011. Using integrated population modelling to quantify the implications of multiple threatening processes for a rapidly declining population. Biological Conservation 144:1081-1088.
Traill, L. W., K. Perhans, C. E. Lovelock, A. Prohaska, S. McFallan, J. R. Rhodes and K. Wilson. 2011. Managing for change: wetland transitions under sea level rise and outcomes for threatened species. Diversity and Distributions 17:1225-1048.
McAlpine, C. A., J. R. Rhodes, M. E. Bowen, D. Lunney, J. G. Callaghan, D. L. Mitchell, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Can multi-scale models of species’ distribution be generalised from region to region? A case study of the koala. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:558-567.
Rhodes, J. R., J. G. Callaghan, C. A. McAlpine, C. de Jong, M. E. Bowen, D. L. Mitchell, D. Lunney, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Regional variation in habitat-occupancy thresholds: a warning for conservation planning. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 549-557.
Rhodes, J. R., T. Wiegand, C. A. McAlpine, J. Callaghan, D. Lunney, M. Bowen, and H. P. Possingham. 2006. Modeling species’ distributions to improve conservation in semiurban landscapes: koala case study. Conservation Biology 20: 449-459.
Martin, T. G., B. A. Wintle, J. R. Rhodes, P. M. Kuhnert, S. A. Field, S. J. Low Choy, A. J. Tyre, and H. P. Possingham. 2005. Zero tolerance ecology: improving ecological inference by modelling the source of zero observations. Ecology Letters 8: 1235-1246.
Rhodes, J. R., C. A. McAlpine, D. Lunney, and H. P. Possingham. 2005. A spatially explicit habitat selection model incorporating home range behavior. Ecology 86: 1199-1205.
Field, S. A., A. J. Tyre, N. Jonzén, J. R. Rhodes, and H. P. Possingham. 2004. Minimizing the cost of environmental management decisions by optimizing statistical thresholds. Ecology Letters 7:669-675.
- Achieving Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Service Delivery: the Role of Landscape Structure (ARC Discovery Project)
- Conserving Species in Human-modified Landscapes: Incorporating Spatial Population Processes (ARC Linkage Project)
- Conservation Planning in the Presence of Multiple Actors (ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions)
- Re-evaluating the Use of Minimum Viable Population Size Estimates (ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions)
- Evaluating and Prioritising Koala Conservation Measures (NERP Environmental Decisions Hub)
- Conservation Planning in an Urbanising World (NERP Environmental Decisions Hub)
Geographical Information & Analysis (GEOM1000/GEOM1960)
Geographical Information Systems (GEOM2001/GEOM7005)
Advanced Geographical Information Systems (GEOM3002/GEOM7002)
Conservation in Context (CONS7026)
Last updated: Mar 5, 2013