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Dr

Rebecca Runting

Lecturer In Spatial Sciences
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
environmental sciences & ecology
ecology
environmental sciences
conservation
biodiversity conservation
management
borneo
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Dr

Rebecca Runting

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Ecological economics
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Dr

Rebecca Runting

 

Rebecca Runting is a Lecturer in Spatial Science with research interests that span spatial planning, ecosystem services, climate change adaptation and ecological economics. Her focus is on examining the economic and conservation value of different modelling and planning methods in complex environments, using case studies from Australia’s coastal wetlands and the tropical forests of Indonesian Borneo.

Rebecca’s research on coastal wetlands has determined the value of using process-based models and high-resolution data for spatial planning under climate change. She has also developed approaches for integrating economic methods (ecosystem service markets and Modern Portfolio Theory) with conservation planning in this context. Her research on the island of Borneo analysed the potential of different planning strategies to achieve multiple competing public policy objectives. Rebecca is also exploring land-sparing and land-sharing strategies for forest management, while accounting for the spatial heterogeneity of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Her latest research and more information can be accessed at www.runtingresearch.com.
Rebecca holds a PhD in Environmental Management (2017) from The University of Queensland, which focused on developing and evaluating strategies to manage ecosystem services under global change. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Rebecca was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Environmental Science at the University of Queensland.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Spatial Excellence Postgraduate Student Award

Queensland Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute

2012

University Medal (top 1% across all Faculties)

The University of Queensland

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Lecturer In Spatial Sciences

Geography

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Environmental Management (Hons I)

The University of Queensland