The Environment Institute congratulates PhD student, Pablo Garcia Diaz for winning the Student Prize for his presentation at the Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring (SEEM) 2015 conference in Queenstown, New Zealand recently.
Pablo won over the judges with his 5-minute ‘speed talk’ presentation about his research into the preparedness of Australian border and post-border biosecurity in detecting new incursions of exotic amphibians into the country.
Under the supervision of Associate Professor Phillip Cassey and Associate Professor Joshua Ross at the University of Adelaide and Dr Andrew Woolnough (Vic DPI), Pablo’s PhD research highlights his interest in exotic vertebrate risk analysis and invasion pathway modelling. He is also involved in Adelaide University’s Invasion Ecology Group.
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