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Group Leader (Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation)
Currently Research Group Leader within the Biodiversity, Ecosystem Knowledge and Services Program of the CSIRO Land and Water Flagship, based at Black Mountain, Canberra ACT.
Dr Kristen J Williams leads a multidisciplinary group of scientists within a program of research focussed on a sustainable Australia where biodiversity prospers and ecosystems meet the needs of all people.
Dr Williams joined CSIRO in 2003, following five years with the Queensland Government in applied forestry and biodiversity conservation research and planning roles. This included co-developing and implementing the State's bioregional biodiversity planning assessment program.
Dr Williams research is enriched by her early career experience in field botanical survey, quantitative ecological analysis, species distribution modelling, and biodiversity conservation assessment and planning. In Tasmania, her work underpinned a representative system of conservation reserves for dry sclerophyll forests.
She is recognised for delivery of knowledge products, and their adoption by government and non-government agencies, that have advanced biodiversity conservation, land management policies and investment priorities.
Dr Williams' research aims to incorporate system understanding of ecosystems and the environment into land evaluation and spatial prioritisation assessments, supporting more enduring biodiversity planning and conservation policy decisions when coupled with a participatory process.
See my research impact online at: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-9941-2008
See my LinkedIn career profile online at: http://au.linkedin.com/pub/kristen-williams/29/257/a41
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