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

In February 2018, I joined Global Ecology Lab as an Associate Investigator in palaeo-ecological vegetation modeling for the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH). 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.

I am particularly interested in the area of 1) Palaeo-Vegetation Modelling to identify the impacts of climate and human-driven landscape change on megafauna extinctions in Australia, 2) climate change impacts on biodiversity and plant species and 3) undertaking risk assessments.

From Feb 2016- Feb 2018, I 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). Furthermore, I have been co-supervising several Doctor of Philosophy students and for two of them commenced supervision as from the 2nd December, 2015. 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.

ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5100-8921

Scopus ID: 54384121800

Skype ID: farzin.shabani1984

Qualifications
Honours, awards and grants
  • Chancellor's doctoral research Medal for excellence in the University of New England Doctor Of Philosophy.
  • University of New England International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
  • University of New England Keith and Dorothy Mackay Travelling Scholarship
Key responsibilities

My position is primarily research-focussed.

Academic Editor

Ad-Hoc Journal Reviews

  • Scientific Reports – Nature
  • PLOS ONE
  • International Journal of Biometeorology
  • Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
  • The Journal of Agricultural Science
  • Climatic Change
  • Climate Research - Inter Research
  • Pedosphere
  • Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change
  • Bioremediation Journal
  • Pest Management Science
  • Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research
Research expertise
Ecological applications
Ecology
Environmental science and management
Soil sciences
Research interests
  • Palaeo-Vegetation Modelling
  • Modeling of changes to habitat suitability for exotic plant species currently naturalised or invasive in Australia, undertaking risk assessments
  • Climate change
  • Biodiversity
  • GIS
  • Soil erosion
Higher degree by research supervision
Completion
Associate supervisor: Climate change (2)
Publications