Dr Justine Shaw

Project Leader
The University of Queensland

Justine Shaw is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, The University of Queensland. Her research focus is on the conservation of island ecosystems and terrestrial Antarctica. Justine is interested in understanding the way in which species interact with each other and their role in ecosystem function. She is currently examining the risks posed by non-native species to Antarctic protected areas, examining the interactions between indigenous and non-native species and investigating how invasive species influence island ecosystems, in particular the impacts on threatened species. Her research focuses on informing management. She is interested in ways of dealing with ecosystem uncertainty in large scale eradication attempts.

Justine has a wide global research network, having worked in Australia, South Africa, sub-Antarctic/Antarctic and the Arctic. She has worked in conservation biology for both state and a federal government teaching her the value of evidence based decision making and its application in policy development and on-ground management. Through her research she hopes to further conservation of these last true wilderness areas.

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