Dr Hawthorne Beyer
ARC Early Career Research Fellow
Tel: +61 7 3365 2527
Hawthorne Beyer is a quantitative ecologist working on conservation and environmental management problems.
His research focuses on i) the dynamics and control of wildlife disease and vectors of disease (rabies in East Africa, ticks in Canada, and now co-infection in koalas in Queensland); ii) mechanistic animal movement models that quantify habitat and movement processes in a single unified framework; and iii) optimisation of resource allocation to ecological management problems.
After being awarded his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2010, he worked as a research fellow in Prof. Marie-Josee Fortin's lab at the University of Toronto for 18 months before joining Prof. Hugh Possingham's group at UQ. Hawthorne is now an ARC DECRA research fellow based in the Centre for Biodiversity & Conservation Science in the Department of Biological Sciences at UQ.
Hawthorne's work outside of the realm of academia include developing free software to facilitate geospatial modelling and analysis ('Hawthstools' and the Geospatial Modelling Environment) that have been downloaded more than 180,000 times.
Reconciling recreational use and conservation values in a coastal protected area Stigner, Madeleine, Beyer, Hawthorne L., Klein, Carissa J. and Fuller, Richard A. (2016) Reconciling recreational use and conservation values in a coastal protected area. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53 4: 1206-1214. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12662
Solving conservation planning problems with integer linear programming Beyer, Hawthorne L., Dujardin, Yann, Watts, Matthew E. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2016) Solving conservation planning problems with integer linear programming. Ecological Modelling, 328 14-22. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.02.005
Costs and opportunities for preserving coastal wetlands under sea level rise Runting, Rebecca K., Lovelock, Catherine E., Beyer, Hawthorne L. and Rhodes, Jonathan R. (2016) Costs and opportunities for preserving coastal wetlands under sea level rise. Conservation Letters, 10 1: 49-57. doi:10.1111/conl.12239