Nicholas Murray

I am an Australia-based spatial ecologist with 20 years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. After positions at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (UQ), the Remote Sensing Research Centre (UQ) and the Centre for Ecosystem Science (UNSW), I commenced as a Senior Lecturer at James Cook University in late 2019.

Our research focuses on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale environmental management and conservation. We work at the interface of ecology, geospatial science and geography, and have ongoing research projects focused around quantifying change in ecosystems and wildlife populations.

Our lab has a strong track record in developing free, open-source analyses, apps and datasets to support environmental conservation. We commonly use machine learning, Bayesian analysis and simulation models to map threatened ecosystems, model population declines, understand ecosystem dynamics and estimate future risks to the environment.

Contact me on +61 414 815 788 or via email (Nick Murray).