Dr Farzin Shabani

Academic Status

College of Science and Engineering

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

My current academic priority is the application of global dynamic vegetation models and several bioclimatic envelopes (correlative-based models) to examine the impact of future and palaeoclimate changes on surviving and extinct species (also see link).

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Since commencing employment at Flinders University in February 2018, I have traced the role of environmental fluctuations on the evolution of Australia’s natural history (plant communities) over spatial time scales (e.g. 200,000 years back). Why I focus on this activity? Through acquiring an understanding of how Australia’s endemic biota responded and adapted to periods of prolonged climatic stress, we can learn lessons that will support environment and society of the future.

  • In 2021, I was invited to be a guest lecturer at Flinders University, offering the course ‘Introduction to Geographical Information Systems’.
  • In 2021, I was called on by the Department of Regional NSW - Primary Industries (Weed Research Unit - Invasive Species Biosecurity) to provide a consultancy on the impacts of climate change on the Invasive Plants and Animals group of NSW DPI.
  • I have also completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Macquarie University (two years). Prior to that, I served as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of New England (UNE) for two years.
  • At UNE, I have been involved in teaching GIS, Remote Sensing and Image Analysis courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • At UNE, I was selected as one of the GIS specialists in the Commonwealth Department of Environment Pacific Climate Change Project for the Australian government during 2013 and 2014.

Co-supervision: I have co-supervised four PhD students, all of whom were awarded the degree.

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

Grant reviewer: The Marsden Fund Council, 2019

Academic Editor: Scientific Reports - Nature: link PeerJ: link — Ecology and Evolution: link

Ad-Hoc Journal Reviews:

  • Methods in Ecology and Evolution
  • Science of the Total Environment
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Journal of Environmental Management
  • Habitat International
  • Climate Services
  • Geomorphology
  • Field Crops Research
  • Journal of Hydrology
  • Scientific Reports
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Climate change (2)