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Nick Beeton is an ecological modeller, with a background in Applied Mathematics from an Honours degree obtained at the University of Sydney. His introduction to ecology and epidemiology came from his PhD at the University of Tasmania, working with Tasmanian devils and their infectious cancer Devil Facial Tumour Disease. He then completed two postdocs at UTas: the first looking at spatial modelling of invasive and threatened species with the Landscapes and Policy Hub of the National Environmental Research Project (NERP), and the second developing new approaches in phylogenetics and niche modelling of conifers and other plant species.

He now works with CSIRO Data61 under the leadership of Dr Keith Hayes in Hobart on the ecological and human health risks associated with transgenic methods of controlling malaria vectors, funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011-2011

    Southwood Prize
    British Ecological Society

Academic Qualifications

  • 2012

    PhD (Population and disease in the Tasmanian devil)
    University of Tasmania

  • 2006

    Bachelor of Science (Honours)
    University of Sydney

Professional Experiences

  • 2017-2018

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Tasmania (ARC Discovery Project)

  • 2016-2016

    Research Associate
    Australian Antarctic Division

  • 2015-2015

    Lecturer (Real and Complex Analysis)
    University of Tasmania

  • 2012-2014

    Postdoctoral Fellowship
    University of Tasmania (Landscapes and Policy Hub, NERP)