Dr Farzin Shabani

Research Fellow in Palaeo-Vegetation Modelling

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (215)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Since February 2018, I am an Associate Investigator in palaeo-ecological vegetation modeling for the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH). in the Global Ecology Lab. I am working with Professor Corey Bradshaw and Dr Frédérik Saltré. I am also a Research Fellow in environmental modeling and climate change in the Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University.

In 2021 (S2), I am a guest lecture for Introduction to Geographical Information Systems GE (STEM8002) at Flinders University.

In 2021, I have been contacted by the Department of Regional NSW - Primary Industries (Weed Research Unit - Invasive Species Biosecurity) to provide consultancy on impacts of climate change to the Invasive Plants and Animals group of NSW DPI.

I am particularly interested in the area of

  • palaeo-vegetation modelling to identify the impacts of climate and human-driven landscape change on megafauna extinctions in Australia;
  • climate change impacts on biodiversity and plant species; &
  • undertaking risk assessments.

From Feb 2016- Feb 2018, I was employed at the University of New England (UNE) as a Postdoctoral Fellow within the School of Environmental and Rural Science. At UNE, I have been involved in teaching GIS, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students (EM334/534 & EM432/EM532). At UNE, I was one of the GIS specialists in the Commonwealth Department of Environment Pacific Climate Change Project (a national project carried out at UNE) for the Australian government during 2013 and 2014.

Co-supervision: I co-supervised four PhD students and all are graduated.

ORCID: link Scopus ID: link Google Scholar: link Publons: link ResearchGate: link

Honours, awards and grants
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers from Flinders University (2019) + $2500 research fund. This award recognises the outstanding contributions I have made as an early career researcher to the University;
  • Chancellor's doctoral research Medal from the University of New England for excellence in the University of New England Doctor Of Philosophy (2016);
  • University of New England International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS); &
  • University of New England Keith and Dorothy Mackay Travelling Scholarship, $3000.
Key responsibilities

My position is primarily research-focussed.

Academic Editor: Scientific Reports - Nature: link PeerJ: link

Ad-Hoc Journal Reviews: Scientific Reports — PLOS ONE — PeerJ — Geomorphology International Journal of Biometeorology — Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment — The Journal of Agricultural Science — Climatic Change — Pedosphere —Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change —Bioremediation Journal — Pest Management Science — Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research

Grant reviewer: The Marsden Fund Council, 2019

Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Climate change (2)

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