Leonie Seabrook is a Research Fellow in the Environmental Decisions Group in the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Queensland. Leonie has a Ph.D. degree from The University of Queensland. Her research over the past 10 years has focused on modelling landscape change (including interactions with climate change and the potential to mitigate loss of biodiversity through restoration); environmental history; landscape ecology; sustainable development. These fields centre on human-environment interactions in landscapes at different spatial and temporal scales, including (i) the relationships between socioeconomic, political, cultural, and environmental drivers of change; (ii) the spatial and temporal patterns of vegetation change; (iii) the impacts of landscape change on species-habitat dynamics. Her current research focuses on spatial optimisation of restoration sites in endangered brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) ecosystems to maximise fauna conservation in the Brigalow Belt bioregion of Queensland.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2012