Facing dramatic biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation, decision makers are knee to find the optimal management strategy for both biodiversity and ecosystem services purpose. Given the ecosystem complexity with species interactions, and species-ecological process-ecosystem services relationship, we need to have transdisciplinary knowledge to investigate and understand multiply dynamics behind the system.

My project aim to propose and apply ‘state of the art’ approaches combining network theory, decision theory, and artificial intelligence to investigate biodiversity-ecosystem services trade-offs, ecosystem function co-benefits, and optimal species protection priority.

Funding: UQI, ARC DECRA, CSIRO top-up scholarship

Advisors: Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, Dr Iadine Chades, Dr Regis Sabbadin

Project members

Hui Xiao

PhD candidate