Researcher

Dr Nicholas J Murray

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

I am an Australia-based scientist with 15+ years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. At the moment I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Australia, in Sydney. In my research I focus on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale environmental management and conservation. I work at the interface of ecology, geospatial science and geography, and have...view more

I am an Australia-based scientist with 15+ years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. At the moment I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Australia, in Sydney. In my research I focus on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale environmental management and conservation. I work at the interface of ecology, geospatial science and geography, and have ongoing research projects focused around quantifying change in ecosystems and wildlife populations. I have a particular interest in developing free, open-source analyses, apps and datasets from sensors to support environmental conservation. Recently, I've been using machine learning, Bayesian analysis and simulation analyses to map threatened ecosystems, understand ecosystem dynamics and estimate future risks to the environment. (see http://www.murrayensis.org)


My Awards

  • ARC DECRA Fellow (2019-2022)
  • Winner of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management Young Professional Award (2016)
  • Winner of the Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Environmental Research. The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Team, UNSW, led by Professor David Keith
  • Future Leader: University of Queensland Future Leader program (top 2% of graduates; 2015)
  • Future Leader: World Forum on Ecosystem Governance, Beijing China (2015)
  • Finalist at the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes (Eureka Prize for Environmental Research). The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Team, UNSW, led by Professor David  Keith (2014)
  • Queensland-Smithsonian Fellow (2012)
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