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Joslin L. Moore

Senior Ecologist

Joslin Moore is a Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University. Joslin was ARCUE’s Senior Ecologist and the aim of her research was to use ecological theory as a tool to solve and inform applied ecological problems that will aid in the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources. She worked with practitioners to address invasive species management problems using decision theory, population models and other quantitative tools. More broadly her research interests include the theory of the origin and maintenance of biological diversity, predicting the impact of exotic species, developing management strategies for their control and using optimisation tools and decision theory to identify and prioritise areas of high conservation value.

Previously Joslin was employed as a research fellow in Applied Environmental Decision Analysis (AEDA), School of Botany, the University of Melbourne, working on using decision theory to assist management of exotic species. She has a PhD (from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK) on invasion processes in plant community ecology and has research experience in spatial conservation prioritisation.

Jos’s research blog

The Quantitative and Applied Ecology group

Previous Publications

Wintle, B.C., Fidler, F., Vesk, P.A. & L. Moore, J.L.. (2013)  Improving visual estimation through active feedback. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 53-62

Jessop, T.S., Kearney, M.R., Moore, J.L., Lockwood, T. & Johnston, M. (2013) Evaluating and predicting risk to a large reptile (Varanus varius) from feral cat baiting protocols. Biological Invasions, DOI: 10.1007/s10530-012-0398-3.

McCarthy, M.A., J.L. Moore, W.K. Morris, K.M. Parris, G.E. Garrard, P.A. Vesk, L Rumpff, K.M. Giljohann, J.  Camac, S.S Bau, T. Friend, B. Harrison, B. Yue. (2013). The influence of abundance on detectability. Oikos  122, 717-726

Soanes, K., Carmody Lobo, M., Vesk, P.A., McCarthy, M.A., Moore, J.L., and van der Ree, R. (2013). Movement re-established but not restored: inferring the effectiveness of road-crossing mitigation by monitoring use. Biological Conservation. 159: 434–441.

Wintle, B.C., Fidler, F., Vesk, P.A. & Moore, J.L. (2013). Improving visual estimation through active feedback. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 53-62.

Moore, J.L., Rout, T.M., Hauser, C.E., Moro, D., Jones, M., Wilcox, C. & Possingham, H.P. (2013). Protecting islands from pest invasion: Response to Greenslade et al. Biological Conservation, 157, 435-436.

Hauser, C.E., Moore, J.L., Giljohann, K.M., Garrard, G.E. & McCarthy, M.A. (2012). Designing a detection experiment: tricks and trade-offs. In Eldershaw, V. (ed). Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference. Weed Society of Victoria, October 2012, pp. 267—272.

Moore, J. L., and M. C. Runge (2012). Combining Structured Decision Making and Value-of-Information Analyses to Identify Robust Management Strategies. Conservation Biology: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01907.x

Giljohann, K., Hauser, C., Williams, N. S. & Moore, J. L. (2011). Prioritising control of an invasive species in space: managing Salix cinerea on the Bogong High Plains, Australia. Journal of Applied Ecology, In press.

van Wilgen, B., Dyer, C., Hoffmann, J., Ivey, P., Le Maitre, D., Moore, J. L. et al. (2011). A strategic approach to the integrated management of Australian acacias in South Africa. Diversity and Distributions, 17 (special issue), In press.

Wilson, J., Gairifo, C., Gibson, M., Arianoutsou, M., Bakar, B., Baret, S. et al. (2011). Risk assessment, eradication, containment, and biological control: global efforts to manage Australian acacias before they become widespread invaders. Diversity and Distributions, 17 (special issue), In press.

Firn, J., Moore, J. L., MacDougall, A., Borer, E., Seabloom, E., HilleRisLambers, J. et al. (2011). Abundance of introduced species at home predicts abundance away in herbaceous communities. Ecology Letters, 14, 274-281.

Moore, J. L., Hauser, C., Bear, J., Williams, N. S. & McCarthy, M. A. (2011). Estimating detection-effort curves for plants using search experiments. Ecological Applications, 21, 601-607.

van der Ree, R., Cesarini, S., Sunnucks, P., Moore, J. L. & Taylor, A. (2010). Large Gaps in Canopy Reduce Road Crossing by a Gliding Mammal. Ecology and Society, 15, 35 [online].

McDonald-Madden, E., Probert, W., Hauser, C., Runge, M., Possingham, H., Jones, M. et al. (2010). Active adaptive conservation of threatened species in the face of uncertainty. Ecological Applications, 20, 1476-1489.

Moore, J. L., Rout, T., Hauser, C., Moro, D., Jones, M., Wilcox, C. et al. (2010). Protecting islands from pest invasion: optimal allocation of biosecurity resources between quarantine and surveillance. Biological Conservation, 143, 1068-1078.

Gibbons, P., Zammit, C., Youngentob, K., Possingham, H., Lindemayer, D., Bekessy, S. et al. (2008). Some practical suggestions for improving engagement between researchers and policy-makers in natural resource management. Ecological Management and Restoration, 9, 182-186.

Walther, B. & Moore, J. L. (2005). The definitions of bias, precision, and accuracy, and their use in testing the performance of species richness estimators. Ecography, 28, 815-829.

Moore, J. L., Balmford, A., Allnutt, T. & Burgess, N. (2004). Integrating costs into conservation planning across Africa. Biological Conservation, 117, 343-350.

Moore, J. L., Folkmann, M., Balmford, A., Brooks, T., Burgess, N., Rahbek, C. et al. (2003). Heuristic and optimal solutions for set-covering problems in conservation biology. Ecography, 26, 595-601.

Moore, J. L., Balmford, A., Brooks, T., Burgess, N., Hansen, L., Rahbek, C. et al. (2003). Performance of sub-Saharan vertebrates as indicator groups for identifying priority areas for conservation?. Conservation Biology, 17, 207-218.

Williams, P., Moore, J. L., Toham, A., Brooks, T., Strand, H., D’Amico, J. et al. (2003). Integrating biodiversity priorities with conflicting socio-economic values in the Guinean-Congolian forest region. Biodiversity and Conservation, 12, 1297-1320.

Moore, J. L., Balmford, A., Brooks, T., Burgess, N., Davies, R., Hansen, L. et al. (2002). The distribution of cultural and biological diversity in Africa. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, 269, 1645-53.

Mouquet, N., Moore, J. L. & Loreau, M. (2002). Plant species richness and community productivity: why the mechanism that promotes coexistence matters. Ecology Letters, 5, 56-65.

Balmford, A., Moore, J. L., Brooks, T., Burgess, N., Hansen, L., Williams, P. et al. (2001). Conservation conflicts across Africa. Science, 291, 2616-2619.

Balmford, A., Moore, J. L., Brooks, T., Burgess, N., Hansen, L., Lovett, J. et al. (2001). People and biodiversity in Africa – Response. Science, 293, 1591-1592.

Brooks, T., Balmford, A., Burgess, N., Fjeldså, J., Hansen, L., Moore, J. L. et al. (2001). Towards a blueprint for conservation in Africa. BioScience, 51, 613-624.

Brooks, T., Balmford, A., Burgess, N., Hansen, L., Moore, J. L., Rahbek, C. et al. (2001). Conservation priorities for birds and biodiversity: do East African Important Bird Areas represent species diversity in other terrestrial vertebrate groups?. Ostrich, 15 Suppl., 3-12.

Howden, S., Moore, J. L., McKeon, G. & Carter, J. (2001). Global change and the mulga woodlands of southwest Queensland: greenhouse gas emissions, impacts, and adaptation. Environment International, 27, 161-166.

Howden, S., Moore, J. L., McKeon, G. & Carter, J. (2001). Global change and the mulga woodlands of southwest Queensland: greenhouse gas emissions, impacts, and adaptation. Environment International, 27, 161-166.

Moore, J. L., Balmford, A., Brooks, T., Burgess, N., Folkmann, M., Hansen, L. et al. (2001). Complementarity analyses reveal extent of conservation conflict in Africa. Science Online, [online].

Moore, J. L., Mouquet, N., Lawton, J. & Loreau, M. (2001). Coexistence, saturation and invasion resistance in simulated plant assemblages. Oikos, 94, 303-314.

Moore, J. L., Howden, S., McKeon, G., Carter, J. & Scanlan, J. (2001). The dynamics of grazed woodlands in southwest Queensland, Australia and their effect on greenhouse gas emissions. Environment International, 27, 147-153.

Fagan, W., Meir, E. & Moore, J. L. (1999). Variability thresholds for extinction risk and their implications for conservation strategies. American Naturalist, 154, 510-20.

Howden, S., Moore, J. L., McKeon, G., Reyenga, P., Carter, J. & Scanlan, J (1999). Dynamics of Mulga Woodlands in South-West Queensland: Global Change Impacts and Adaptation. In Modsim’99 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proc, December 6-9, Hamilton, New Zealand, pages 137-142. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia, Canberra.

Parma, A., Amarasekare, P., Kareiva, P., Mangel, M., Moore, J. L., Murdoch, W. et al. (1998). What can adaptive management do for our fish, forests, food and biodiversity?. Integrative Biology, Issues, News, and Reviews, 1, 16-26.

Shea, K., Amarasekare, P., Kareiva, P., Mangel, M., Moore, J. L., Murdoch, W. et al. (1998). Management of populations in conservation, harvesting and control. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 13, 371-375.

Moore, J. L., Howden, S., McKeon, G., Carter, J. & Scanlan, J (1997). A method to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions from sheep grazed rangelands in south west Queensland. In Modsim’97 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Proc, December 8-11, Hobart, pages 137-142. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia, Canberra.