UQ Logo C transp

HP profile picture July 2015 croppedHugh Possingham

Professor in Mathematics
Professor in Ecology
ARC Laureate Fellow

Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED)

Director of the federally funded National Environmental Sciences Programme Threatened Species Recovery Hub

I like making problems … and getting someone else to solve them for me. My group is amorphous and fuzzy at the edges. Happy to work with anyone that has strong quantitative skills that is dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity or like birds. I have coauthored with over 400 people and supervised more than 50 PhD students. We are outcome focussed and our work helped stop land clearing in Australia, saving 10% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions. We provided tools and knowledge for the rezoning of the Great Barrier Reef and Australia's entire EEZ creating a reserve system bigger than 3 million square km.

I hope you enjoy meeting our lab members heere - they love to collaborate, so don't hesitate to get in touch with them.


Contact me

Search People