A multidisciplinary project with a multidisciplinary team

Meet the core team of researchers working on the EcoAdapt project. Additional researchers and assistants are called upon as required. The researchers work within the project's themes:

  • Project integration, management and ecological/GIS modelling
  • Understanding coastal processes
  • Risk assessment of alternative adaptation responses
  • Micro-economic benefit-cost analyses
  • Policy and social barriers

Project integration, management and ecological/GIS modelling

Brendan Mackey

Professor Brendan Mackey

Director, Griffith Climate Change Response Program

Women Placeholder

Melissa Jackson

Project Manager, EcoAdapt and Rebuilding Tanna projects

Affiliated with the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

Expertise: Sustainable development; Local governance; Environmental governance; Community development; Citizen participation

Dr Willow Hallgren

Dr Willow Hallgren

Ecological Modeller, EcoAdapt and ESRAM projects

Expertise: Ecological modelling; Regional and global climate modelling; Integrated assessment modelling; Land use/land surface/vegetation-atmosphere interactions; Climate impacts; Renewable energy resource assessment

Prof Rod Connolly

Professor Rod Connolly

Marine and Coastal Scientist, ESRAM and EcoAdapt projects

Affiliated with the Griffith School of Environment and Science & Australian Rivers Institute

Expertise: Ecology of coastal habitats including coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass and saltmarsh; Ecosystem resilience and Marine Protected Areas; Carbon sequestration and food webs in coastal wetlands; Marine spatial planning

Understanding coastal processes

Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Professor Rodger Tomlinson

Lead - Understanding coastal processes, EcoAdapt project

Director, Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

Expertise: Climate change adaptation; Coastal engineering; Coastal and island studies; coastal processes

Serena Lee

Dr Serena B Lee

Research Fellow - Oceanographer, Whales and a Changing Climate project

Affiliated with the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

Expertise: Coastal zone management

Alyssa Giffin

Alyssa Giffin

PhD scholar. Assisting with the EcoAdapt project

Affiliated with the Australian Rivers Institute

Gaelle Faivre

PhD scholar. Assisting with the EcoAdapt project

Affiliated with the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management

Risk assessment of alternative adaptation responses

Professor Rodney Stewart

Professor, School of Engineering and Built Environment

Dr Oz Sahin

Senior Research Fellow, Cities Research Institute

Mehdi Hafezi

Mehdi Hafezi

PhD Scholar, School of Engineering and Built Environment

Micro-economic benefit-cost analysis

Professor Chris Fleming

Lead - Micro-economics benefit-cost analyses, EcoAdapt, Re-building Tanna, ESRAM, Tropical Primary Forests and Climate Change, Boreal & Temperate Primary Forests and Climate Change projects

Director, Griffith Institute for Tourism

Expertise: Social and economic project/program evaluation; Economic determinants of subjective wellbeing; Indigenous wellbeing; Natural resource and environmental economics; Economics of crime

Placeholder

Associate Professor Jim Smart

Lead - Micro-economics benefit-cost analyses, EcoAdapt, Re-building Tanna, ESRAM, Tropical Primary Forests and Climate Change projects and Boreal & Temperate Primary Forests and Climate Change projects

Affiliated with the Griffith School of Environment and Science

Expertise: Resource Economics;Environmental Economics; Environmental Valuation

Dr Andrew Buckwell

Andrew Buckwell

Economics Researcher, EcoAdapt & ESRAM projects

Affiliated with the Griffith Business School

Syzelin Hasan

Dr Syezlin Hasan

Research Fellow in Environmental Economics

Affiliated with the Australian Rivers Institute

Social and policy constraints

Susanne Becken

Professor Susanne Becken

Lead - Policy and social barriers, EcoAdapt project

Professor, Griffith Institute for Tourism

Expertise: Carbon footprint; Climate change vulnerability and adaptation destination management; Energy use; Environmental management; Global health governance; Resilience risk perception

Johanna Schliephack

Johanna Loehr (nee Schliephack)

PhD scholar. Assisting with the EcoAdapt project

Affiliated with the Griffith Institute for Tourism

Wade Hadwen

Dr Wade Hadwen

Research Fellow, EcoAdapt project

Affiliated with the Australian Rivers Institute

Expertise: Aquatic ecology (freshwater and estuarine); Protected area management; Visitor impacts/indicators; Climate change adaptation; Water, sanitation and hygiene; Water resource management in climate-vulnerable settings

Griffith Climate Change Response Program