I’m an ecologist with a background in applied mathematics and statistics. I work broadly across several different fields but have a particular interest in population and community dynamics.
Most of my research focuses on developing statistical methods for the data we have rather than the data we wish we had. This includes developing integrated models that combine different data types in a single analysis, working with functional data, and working with emerging data types (e.g., genomic data, biochronological data). I'm currently an Honorary Fellow in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group in the School of BioSciences and a Senior Scientist at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research.
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Using Individual Sizes To Scale From Organisms To Ecosystems: Towards A Unified Ecology
Internal Research Grant
Lifetime Fitness Costs of Inbreeding and Being Inbred in a Critically Endangered Bird
Influence of climate on individual tree growth and carbon sequestration in native-tree pla..
Forecasting species range dynamics with process-explicit models: matching methods to appli..
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Modeling biodiversity benchmarks in variable environments
Jian DL Yen, Josh Dorrough, Ian Oliver, Michael Somerville, Megan J McNellie, Christopher J Watson, Peter A Vesk
Journal article | 2019 | Ecological Applications
Effective environmental assessment and management requires quantifiable biodiversity targets. Biodiversity benchmarks define these..
Forecasting species range dynamics with process-explicit models: matching methods to applications
Natalie J Briscoe, Jane Elith, Roberto Salguero-Gomez, Jose J Lahoz-Monfort, James S Camac, Katherine M Giljohann, Matthew H Holden, Bronwyn A Hradsky, Michael R Kearney, Sean M McMahon, Ben L Phillips, Tracey J Regan, Jonathan R Rhodes, Peter A Vesk, Brendan A Wintle, Jian DL Yen, Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita
Journal article | 2019 | Ecology Letters
Knowing where species occur is fundamental to many ecological and environmental applications. Species distribution models (SDMs) a..
Severe consequences of habitat fragmentation on genetic diversity of an endangered Australian freshwater fish: A call for assisted gene flow
Alexandra Pavlova, Luciano B Beheregaray, Rhys Coleman, Dean Gilligan, Katherine A Harrisson, Brett A Ingram, Joanne Kearns, Annika M Lamb, Mark Lintermans, Jarod Lyon, Thuy TT Nguyen, Minami Sasaki, Zeb Tonkin, Jian DL Yen, Paul Sunnucks
Journal article | 2017 | Evolutionary Applications
Balancing generality and specificity in ecological gradient analysis with species abundance distributions and individual size distributions
Jian DL Yen, James R Thomson, Jonathan M Keith, David M Paganin, Erica Fleishman, David S Dobkin, Joanne M Bennett, Ralph Mac Nally
Journal article | 2017 | Global Ecology and Biogeography
Estimating global arthropod species richness: refining probabilistic models using probability bounds analysis
Andrew J Hamilton, Vojtech Novotny, Edward K Waters, Yves Basset, Kurt K Benke, Peter S Grimbacher, Scott E Miller, G Allan Samuelson, George D Weiblen, Jian DL Yen, Nigel E Stork
Journal article | 2013 | Oecologia
Quantifying uncertainty in estimation of tropical arthropod species richness (vol 176, pg 90, 2010)
Andrew J Hamilton, Yves Basset, Kurt K Benke, Peter S Grimbacher, Scott E Miller, Vojtech Novotny, G Allan Samuelson, Nigel E Stork, George D Weiblen, Jian DL Yen
Journal article | 2011 | The American Naturalist
An environmental economic assessment of water sharing alternatives for the Broken catchment in the Northern Victoria
T Ramilan, R Farquharson, B George, DM Sammonds, G Vietz, J Yen, W Shenton, K Dassanyake, B Cullen, M Stewardson, A Western
Conference Proceedings | 2011 | 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation