I develop state-of-the-art models to advance applied and theoretical methods for ecology and environmental management. My research encompases a wide range of topics from big data analysis at both local and global scales to field and laboratory experiments on vertebrates and invertebrates in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. I am particularly interested in understanding how organisms respond to changing climates and how their responses vary with time and space. I work at the interface of data science, climate change, macroecology, spatial modeling, uncertainty, and quantitative risk assessment to inform and guide the best scientific and management decision-making processes.
As part of my academic journey, I have undertaken research on a diverse range of topics and organisms, including marine elasmobranchs, freshwater crayfish, and Australian grasshoppers. For my MSc thesis, I conducted a study on the conservation status of the sawfish in Bangladesh. During my MPhil, I examined the impacts of global climate change on freshwater crayfish, and how uncertainty in global climate projections affects climate change vulnerability assessments. For my PhD, I focused on understanding the patterns of distribution and adaptive strategies of Australian grasshoppers in response to varying environmental conditions. Additionally, I collaborated with my supervisors to create a database of Australian grasshopper occurrences from historic field survey notebooks spanning 54 years. I utilize various tools such as R, ArcGIS, Python, and high-performance computing systems for data analysis.
Recently, I successfully completed my PhD and several research contracts with esteemed research groups such as the Climatic and Metabolic Ecology Lab and the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group at the University of Melbourne. I am currently focusing on publishing the chapters of my thesis, while actively seeking out new opportunities in the academic and research fields.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in obtaining a complimentary copy of any of my publications or have any inquiries regarding my research.
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A warm welcome to WildHub Anwar; it's great to have you join us! Congratulations on successfully completing your PhD also! Which research finding are you most excited about and are you willing to share with us here?
Thanks Thirza. I, in collaboration with my PhD supervisors, developed a database of Australian grasshoppers based on 54-years field survey in continental Australia. The article is available here. We wrote a blog post that summarizes our virtual travel through Google Earth to find historic field survey sites.
Very interesting research interests Anwar, you're most welcome to WildHub. Any update on the conservation status of the sawfish in Bangladesh? I am also interested in the outcome of your research on how uncertainties in global climate projections affects climate change vulnerability assessments.