Charlotte Patterson


Charlotte Patterson
Queensland University of Technology
PhD Student

E: charlotte.patterson@hdr.qut.edu.au

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Charlotte is a PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology under the supervision of Dr Justine Shaw and Dr Kate Helmstedt. Her PhD aims to identify and prioritise data-deficient taxa in Antarctica’s ice-free areas to then predict their current and future distributions, exploring the adequacy of current predictive modelling techniques in data-poor contexts. She is interested in the application of spatial ecological models to provide ecological insights and inform conservation monitoring and management. Charlotte’s previous work includes modelling the spread of mammal and plant pests in her home country of New Zealand, and spending time in volunteer and professional conservation positions. She is drawn to the complex challenges and opportunities of modelling in Antarctica.