DR James Camac

DR James Camac

Positions

  • Alpine ecosystems (Population dynamics, fire ecology, predictive modelling)
  • Biosecurity (Surveillance, predictive modelling)
  • Global Change biology (Population dynamics, fire ecology, predictive modelling)

Overview

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  • I’m a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA). I am also a member of the Research Centre For Applied Alpine Ecology and an Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Botany. I use Bayesian methods and maths to examine interesting ecological questions. My current research involves: Evaluating the performance of biosecurity programs, and quantifying our confidence that a pest is indeed absent from a region. Examining how plant wood density influences patterns of mortality, growth and species coexistence. (in collaboration with Prof Mark Westoby, Dr Daniel Falster & Dr Rich Fitzjohn) Examining how climate change and fire influence alpine vegetation dynamics (in collaboration with Dr Peter Vesk, Dr Dick Williams, Dr Henrik Wahren & Prof Ary Hoffmann) Examining how soil nutrients and precipitation interact to influence grassland production and composition (in collaboration with Dr John Morgan and NUTNET).   

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • 2011 - Parks Victoria Collaborative Research Grant ($18,000) 2010 - Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($11,000) 2009 - NCCARF Collaborative Travel Grant ($2,500)   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2014
  • Hons, La Trobe University 2008

Awards and honors

  • Australian Flora Foundation Young Scientist Award, Ecological Society of Australia, 2010
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2009
  • ESA Marilyn Fox Award for best inaugural presentation at a conference, Ecological Society of Australia, 2008

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Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y