Joe Atkinson
PhD Candidate & PGC Member
Field of Research: 
Restoration Ecology
Contact details:
+61 447 013 010

Level 4 East Biological Sciences North (D26) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Joe Atkinson

Enhancing the predictability of large scale ecological restoration outcomes

My research focuses on variation in ecological restoration outcomes at multiple scales. For part of my PhD, I am using meta-analysis techniques to understand variability at global scales. In contrast, other parts of my work focus at the scale of individuals, monitoring plants in restorations through time, or tracking patch-level outcomes. I am particularly interested in the role of different provenancing strategies to bet-hedge and provide more reliable outcomes in the face of uncertain climatic conditions, as well using plant functional traits as a common currency to provide generalisations for restoration planning across a wide range of ecosystems. I utilise a range of statistical tools and GIS approaches to investigate these ideas.