People

UQ core members

Tatsuya Amano

As a conservation scientist, Tatsuya is working on understanding changes in global biodiversity and providing scientific evidence for its conservation. Through his work and his background as a conservation scientist originally from Japan, he has become increasingly interested in, and is committed to, unveiling the importance and consequences of language barriers in conservation and more broadly in science. Tatsuya is currently an ARC Future Fellow based at the School of Biological Sciences and the Deputy Director in Research at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Queensland, Australia.

Also see: https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/24106.

Henry Arenas-Castro

Henry is a Senior Research Technician assessing the commitment of journals in organismal biology to overcoming language barriers in academic publishing. He is finishing his PhD on the study of gametic interactions, where he is exploring the forces that drive the evolution of pollen-pistil interactions in plants and its consequences for speciation. He combines quantitative genetics and population genomics to understand how pollen competes for fertilising an ovule as well as the various mechanisms of cryptic female choice.

Also see: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=js2_BV4AAAAJ&hl=en

Violeta Berdejo-Espinola

Violeta is a Senior Research Technician for the project helping to maximise collaboration and managing data. She has a multicultural and multidisciplinary background ranging from environmental management, conservation, and urban planning. Through her work, she had become interested in the way humans benefit from and impact natural environments and biodiversity in different landscapes. Violeta is currently a Senior Research Technician and PhD student based at the School of Biological Sciences/Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Queensland, Australia.

Also see: https://cbcs.centre.uq.edu.au/profile/1116/violeta-berdejo-espinola

Kelsey Hannah

Kelsey is a PhD Student at the University of Queensland, working under the supervision of Dr Tatsuya Amano. She has an interest in understanding gaps and barriers in implementing conservation science in a way that can promote meaningful improvements. Her research will support the translatE project, focusing on understanding how language barriers can negatively impact the application of science in decision making as well as assessing the importance of non-english conservation science.

Haonan Wei

Haonan is an honours student majoring in environmental science at the University of Queensland. Her childhood experiences, which had been filled with nature documentaries, provided her with vicarious connections to nature and thus drove her to study her current major. She has a strong interest in the role of popular science as an important medium to gain public attention to environmental issues, and is working on the consequences of language barriers in nature documentaries.

 

UQ previous members

Pablo Negret

Pablo was a Senior Research Technician for the project helping to understand the impact of language differences in conservation outcomes for vertebrate species. He recently finished his PhD in ecology and biodiversity conservation, particularly understanding how different biological and anthropic factors affect biodiversity patterns and conservation outcomes in the South American tropics. He has also worked in different ecology and conservation projects, including assisted nesting of Arrau and yellow-spotted river turtles, camera trapping and vegetation plots in the Yasuní national park in Ecuador and big cat conservation and ecology with Panthera in Colombia.

Also see: https://cbcs.centre.uq.edu.au/profile/118/pablo-negret

Collaborators (groups)

Conservation Evidence Project, University of Cambridge (UK)
https://www.conservationevidence.com/

Landscape & Macroecology Lab, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
http://web.tuat.ac.jp/~leco/

 

Collaborators (individuals)

It is the hard work and dedication of our collaborators listed below that has enabled us to achieve what we have so far, and will continue to help us push on. We thank you for sharing our passion and look forward to continuing working with you in the years to come.

Collaborator Affiliation, Country Language
Munemtsu Akasaka Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan Japanese
Milton Andrade University of Queensland, Australia Portuguese
András Báldi Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany, Hungary Hungarian
Zeenatul Basher Michigan State University, USA
Anna Berthinussen University of Leeds, UK
Sandro Bertolino University of Turin, Italy Italian
Andrew Bladon University of Cambridge, UK English
Ndayizeye Blaise Gitega’s Polytechnique University, Burundi French
Israel Borokini University of Nevada, USA English
Nayara Braga Emidio University of Queensland, Australia
Julia Checco University of Queensland, Australia Italian
Min Chen East China Normal University, China Simplified Chinese
Chang-Yong Choi Seoul National University, Republic of Korea Korean
Shawan Chowdhury University of Queensland, Australia Bangla
Alec Christie University of Cambridge, UK English
F. Gözde Çilingir University of Zurich, Switzerland Turkish
Geoffroy Citegetse BirdLife International, Sénégal French
Marina Corella Tor University of Queensland, Australia Catalan/Spanish
Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat Université Saint-Joseph, Lebanon Arabic
Luis Gustavo de Oliveira Joint Nature Conservation Committee, UK Portuguese
Szymon Drobniak University of New South Wales, Australia Polish
Emma Dunne
Perla Farhat Université Saint-Joseph, Lebanon Arabic
Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares University of Helsinki, Finland
Graham Fulton University of Queensland, Australia English
Sylvaine Giakoumi University of Queensland, Australia Greek
Marina Golivets Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany Ukrainian
Juan David González‐Trujillo Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Spain Spanish
Tuyeni Heita Mwampamba National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Francisco Henao Diaz The University of British Columbia, Canada
Nataly Hidalgo Aranzamendia CONSULTYS Life Sciences Consultant Group, Belgium Spanish
Mihaela Ion Institute of Biology Bucharest, Romanian Academy, Romania Romanian
Aubrey James University of Queensland, Australia
Kerstin Jantke Universität Hamburg, Germany German
Javiera Jara Spanish
Pedro Jaureguiberry Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Joanna Kajzer-Bonk Institute of Nature Conservation PAS, Poland Polish
Avneet Kaur University of Queensland, Australia
Cisel Kemahli Koc University, Turkey Turkish
Rassim Khelifa The University of British Columbia, Canada Arabic/French
Igor Khorozyan Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany Russian
Cathernine Kim University of Queensland, Australia
Kensuke Kito University of Tokyo, Japan Japanese
Ko Konno Bangor University, UK Japanese
Malgorzata Lagisz University of New South Wales, Australia
Felicia Lasmana HCV Resource Network, Indonesia Indonesian
Michelle Lim Macquarie University, Australia
Da-Li Lin University of Queensland, Australia Traditional Chinese
Hsien-Yung Lin Carleton University, Canada Traditional Chinese
Nick Littlewood Scotland’s Rural College, UK English
Yifan Liu Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Simplified Chinese
Eric Lopez Centro de Estudios Ambientales y Biodiversidad CEAB-UVG, Guatemala Spanish
Matthias Loreto Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Germany German
Abigail J. Lynch U.S. Geological Survey, USA English
Valentina Marconi Institute of Zoology, UK Italian
Philip Martin Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain English
Chantelle May Derez University of Queensland, Australia English
Iliana Medina Guzman University of Melbourne, Australia Spanish
Peter Mikula Czech Academy of Sciences, Czechia Slovak/Czech
Flavia Montaño-Centellas Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Bolivia Spanish
Lucia Morales University of Queensland, Australia Spanish
William Morgan University of Cambridge, UK English
Anne-Christine Mupepele University of Freiburg, Germany German
Shinichi Nakagawa University of New South Wales, Australia Japanese
Vikram Narayan University of Queensland, Australia
Juan Pablo Narvaez-Gomez Insitute of Biosciences of the University of São Paulo, Brazil Spanish-Portuguese
Viktor Natykanets Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Bioresources, Belarus Russian
Pablo Negret University of Queensland, Australia Spanish
Hieu Nguyen Thi University of Queensland, Australia Vietnamese
Sa Nogueira Lisboa Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique Portuguese
Elham Nourani Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior, Germany Persian
Martin Nuñez University of Houston, USA Spanish
Christopher O’Bryan University of Queensland, Australia English
Jose Manuel Ochoa Quintero Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt, Colombia Spanish
Nancy Ockendon Endangered Landscapes Programme, The Cambridge Conservation Initiative, UK English
Rachel Oh German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Germany Simplified Chinese
Ekaterina Ovsyanikova University of Queensland, Australia Russian
Ignacio Palomo CNRS-Université Grenoble Alpes-Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Kumar Paudel Greenhood Nepal, Nepal Nepalese
Diego Pavòn-Jordàn Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway Spanish
Katharina-Victoria Perez-Hammerle University of Queensland, Australia English
Silviu Petrovan University of Cambridge, UK Romanian
Ana Cláudia Piovezan Borges Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Portuguese
Ingrid Pollet Acadia University, Canada French
Patrice Pottier University of New South Wales, Australia French
Graham Prescott University of Bern, Switzerland French
Nussaibah Raja Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Valeria Ramírez-Castañeda University of California, Berkeley, USA Spanish
Danielle Ramos Plantem – Plant Technology and Environmental Monitoring, Brazil Portuguese
Ana Reboredo Segovia Boston University, USA French
Nayelli Rivera CIIDIR Unidad Durango, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico Spanish
Ricardo Rocha University of Porto/University of Lisbon, Portugal Portuguese
Argelia Rodriguez University of Queensland, Australia Spanish
Astrid Rodriguez Acevedo University of Queensland, Australia Spanish
Marie-Morgane Rouyer CEFE, Univ Montpellier, CNRS, EPHE, IRD, France French
Andes Rozak Research Center for Plant Conservation and Botanic Gardens, National Research and Innovation Agency, Indonesia Indonesian
Katie Sainsbury University of Alberta, Canada English
Farah Abel Samad Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon Arabic
Aibek Samakov Aigine Cultural Research Center, Kyrgyzstan
Richard Schuter Carleton University, Canada German
Dominik Schwab University of Göttingen, Germany German
Marko Šćiban University of Novi Sad, Serbia Serbian
Cagan Sekercioglu University of Utah, USA Turkish
Odirilwe Selomane Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Pedro Sena Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil Portuguese
Hae-Min Seo Seoul National University, Republic of Korea Korean
Gorm Shackelford University of Cambridge, UK English
Yushin Shinoda Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan Japanese
Rebecca Smith University of Cambridge, UK English
Nicola Sockhill University of Queensland, Australia English
William Sutherland University of Cambridge, UK English
Shan-dar Tao University of Ryukyus, Japan Traditional Chinese
Anazelia Tedesco University of Queensland, Australia Portuguese
Francisco Tiapa University of Queensland, Australia Spanish
Ming-shan Tsai University of Oxford, UK Traditional Chinese
Jo-szu (Ross) Tsai National Chiayi University, Taiwan Traditional Chinese
Elizabeth Tyler University of Cambridge, UK English
Flóra Vajna University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Hungary Hungarian
Jose Valdebenito Chavez University of Bath, UK Spanish
Diogo Veríssimo University of Oxford, UK Portuguese
Jaramar Villarreal Rosas University of Queensland, Australia Spanish
Svetlana Vozykova ITMO University, Russia Russian
Pawel Waryszak Deakin University, Australia Polish
Alison Wee University of Nottingham Malaysia, Malaysia Malay
Rachel White University of Brighton, UK English
Kate Willott University of Cambridge, UK English
Hui Xiao Deakin University, Australia Simplified Chinese
Masato Yamamichi University of Queensland, Australia Japanese
Liu Yang Sun Yat-sen University, China Simplified Chinese
Veronica Zamora CONACYT-CIIDIR Unidad Durango, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico Spanish
Rafael D. Zenni Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil Portuguese
Wenjun Zhou Sun Yat-sen University, China Simplified Chinese