Michelle Gibson

Post-doctoral researcher
Maron Ecology & Conservation Policy Lab, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland

Michelle is interested in species persistence in human-altered landscapes and effectively monitoring disturbed ecological communities to better inform conservation management. She has a background in invasion biology, plant–animal interactions, and arid ecology, and over the past 10 years has monitored terrestrial plant and animal communities in arid, Mediterranean and tropical regions across four different countries. Michelle has collaborated with various stakeholders with diverse conservation approaches to execute conservation-related projects and facilitate large-scale ecological monitoring projects. Her current research focuses on Australia’s temperate woodland birds and will bring together information from existing government and NGO monitoring programs to explore the cost-effectiveness of management actions that benefit the entire ecological community.