Dr Clare Duncan
PhD, University College London & Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, UK, 2013-2016
MSc Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, Imperial College, London, UK, 2012-2013
BSc Hons Environmental Biology, University of Nottingham, UK, 2007-2010
Clare’s research interests surround the ability of intact, degraded and rehabilitated ecosystems to deliver services to benefit human well-being. Specifically, in how the complexity and diversity of ecosystem components drives their capacity to deliver multiple ecosystem services simultaneously, and how combined anthropogenic and climate change pressures may alter these processes. She is currently working within the Mapping Ocean Wealth project, in which we are aiming to understand the historical, current and potential future value of coastal ecosystems in south eastern Australia, and to develop decision-making tools to inform coastal zone management to maximise blue carbon and other ecosystem services benefits. Clare is also involved in research focused on (1) relationships between mangrove functional composition and climate change mitigation and adaptation ecosystem services; (2) developing remote sensing techniques for broad-scale coastal ecosystem monitoring (i.e. mangroves) under climate change (sea level rise); (3) the potential for coastal Payments For Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes targeting multiple ecosystem services, and; (4) the role of mangrove ecosystems in supporting threatened terrestrial faunal populations.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=dk8bgesAAAAJ&hl=en
- Associate Editor: Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation
- Duncan, C., Primavera, J.H., Pettorelli, N., Thompson, J.R., Loma, R.J.A., Koldewey, H.J. (2016). Rehabilitating mangrove ecosystem services: A case study on abandoned pond reversion from Panay Island, Philippines. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 109, 772-782.
- Duncan, C., Thompson, J.R., Pettorelli, N. (2015). The quest for a mechanistic understanding of biodiversity-ecosystem services relationships. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences, 282, 20151348.
- Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation, Planning for Change: Managing Mangroves in the Face of Climate Change, 2014