DR Angus WEBB

DR Angus WEBB

Positions

  • Applied Statistics (Environmental Analysis, Bayesian Modelling)
  • Ecological Modelling (Populations, Landscapes)
  • Freshwater Ecology (Environmental Flows)

Overview

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  • Angus Webb is a quantitative ecologist in the Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources group within the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the study of landscape-scale impacts of human-induced disturbances on freshwater systems, and what can be done to restore these systems. Quantitative ecology is the use of maths and statistics to try to make sense of our natural environment, or to try to make predictions about individuals, populations or ecosystems. Currently, we spend a lot of money collecting data, but not getting maximal value from this investment. Through more advanced analytical approaches, we can often gain additional insight into these complex environments.

    Current research includes:

    • Ecological responses to changes in river flow regimes, focusing on data collected under the Victorian Environmental Flows Monitoring and Assessment Program and the Commonwealth Environmental Water Office long-term intervention monitoring program
    • Bayesian analysis of large-scale environmental data sets
    • Modelling effects of habitat network topography on populations and communities
    • Causal Criteria Analysis as a means of systematically analyzing the knowledge in existing literature
       

Affiliation

Member of

  • International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research. Ordinary member 2015 -
  • International Society for River Science. Ordinary member 2015 -
  • Australian Bayesian Network Modelling Society. Foundation member 2009 -
  • North American Benthological Society / Society for Freshwater Science. Oridinary member 2009 -
  • Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. Ordinary member 2005 -
  • Australian Society for Limnology. Ordinary member 2001 -
  • Australian Marine Sciences Association. Ordinary member 1997 - 2000

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • HOW EFFECTIVE ARE ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS? NOVEL APPROACHES FOR MONITORING AND ASSESSING ECOLOGICAL RESPONESE TO LARGE-SCALE FLOW ALTERATION; Senior Research Fellow (proposal author); ARC LINKAGE; 23/06/2010

    CAUSAL ANALYSIS IN ENVIRONMENTAL FLOWS PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN THE MURRAY-DARLING BASIN: A SCOPING STUDY; Chief Investigator; MDBA RESEARCH CONTRACT; 26/03/2010   

Awards

Education and training

  • BA, Deakin University 2005
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2001
  • BSc (Hons), University of Melbourne 1994

Awards and honors

  • Award for Building Knoweldge in Waterway Management, River Basin Management Society, 2013
  • ASL Early-Career Achievement Award, Australian Society for Limnology, 2012
  • Alfred Deakin Medal, Deakin University, 2005
  • Supplementary PhD Award (2 awarded nationally each year), CSIRO Marine Research, 1996
  • Faculty of Science - Dean's Honours List, University of Melbourne, 1995
  • FH Drummond Award in 4th Year Zoology, University of Melbourne, 1994
  • Georgina Sweet Exhibition in 2nd Year Zoology, University of Melbourne, 1991

Linkages

Supervision

Available for supervision

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