Dr Eve McDonald-Madden: applied theoretical ecologist
By applying theoretical ecology concepts into a decision theory approach, Dr Eve McDonald-Madden is working to improve wildlife management and conservation planning.
17 August 2011 | Updated 14 October 2011
Dr Eve McDonald-Madden is currently based at both The University of Queensland, Australia, and the CSIRO with the following positions:
- an Australian Research Council Research Fellow with the Centre for Excellence for Environmental Decisions at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland
- a Postdoctoral Fellow with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.
Her current research projects are research on:
Dr McDonald-Madden is interested in developing a decision theory framework for evaluating the ecological and economic costs and benefits of adaptive management in conservation for threatened species management, invasive species control, land acquisition for reservation, zoning of conservation areas and most recently the role of assisted migration as a tool for conserving biodiversity in the face of climate change.
Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr McDonald-Madden held a Postdoctoral position with the Applied Environmental Decision Analysis Centre at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, undertaking research on optimal management in conservation and the role of monitoring in conservation decision-making.
Dr Eve McDonald-Madden has been awarded a:
- Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Environmental Science, University of Melbourne, 1999
- Honours, Bachelor of Science (First Class), Behavioural Ecology, Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, 2001
- Diploma in The Sciences (Mathematics and Statistics), School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences, The University of New England, 2005
- Doctor of Philosophy student (Optimal decision-making in conservation: management, monitoring and evaluation), School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, 2008.
Dr Eve McDonald-Madden has achieved or been awarded the following:
- The University of Queensland Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2006-8
- Vertebrate Pest Cooperative Research Centre Postgraduate Research Scholarship, 2006-8
- The University of Queensland Graduate School Research Travel Grant, 2007
- Best Student Poster, School of Integrative Biology Poster Session, 2007
- Best Student Presentation, Modelling and Simulation Society Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2007
- Queensland Smart Women Smart State Awards (Postgraduate Students Science Category), Highly Commended, 2008
- Queensland State Government International Fellowship, 2009-10
- Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-13
Dr Eve McDonald-Madden's memberships include:
- Ecological Society of Australia
- Society for Ecological Economics
- Society for Conservation Biology
- Society for Modelling and Simulation Australia and New Zealand.
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