Bernd Gruber

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20042020
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My research interest lies in studying spatial population dynamics over space and time for management and conservation purposes using genetic data. I also have a keen interest in developing methods to estimate demography and the effect of landscape on dispersal and population structure.

For my research I am acquainted with a wide variety of tools such as programming languages for agent-based models and also with standard mathematical and advanced statistical techniques (species distribution modelling and Bayesian approaches) and utilizing spatial data via Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approaches.

Another important aspect of my research deals with the development of monitoring tools and techniques to optimize the management and conservation of endangered species. Here I always aim to use the latest methods and technologies.

 Academic Biography

Associate Professor for Spatial and Ecological Modelling at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Australia

since 01/2015

Secondment within the University of Canberra: Senior Research Fellow within the CRN Project Murray-Darling-Basin Futures.

08/2012 – 12/2014

Assistant Professor for Spatial and Ecological Modelling at the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra, Australia

08/2010 - 07/2012
Postdoc at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Department for Computational Landscape Ecology, Young Investigator Group BESS - Biocontrol and Ecosystem Services.06/2006 – 06/2010   

Postdoc at the UFZ, Department for Nature Conservation

10/2002 – 05/2006

Phd thesis at the UFZ/University of Leipzig, Germany “The role of movement in a structured population of the arboreal gecko Gehyra variegata

1998 – 2002
Double Study: Biology (diploma) and teaching degree in biology & chemistry for high school level at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. (1st Stateexam for becoming a teacher & Diplomy thesis: 

"Diet selection of the yellow-footed rock wallyaby (Petrogale xanthopus) and the euro (Macropus robustus erubescens)"

1991 – 1997

 

 

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Output 2004 2019

Confirmation of little eagle (Hieraaetus morphnoides) migration by satellite telemetry

Brawata, R., Rae, S., Gruber, B., Reid, S. & Roberts, D., 1 Jan 2019, In : Australian Journal of Zoology. 66, 4, p. 247-250 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory
eagles
telemetry
winter

Effect of detection heterogeneity in occupancy-detection models: An experimental test of time-to-first-detection methods

Medina-Romero, M., O'Reilly-Nugent, A., Davidson, A., Bray, J., Wandrag, E., Gruber, B., Lopez-Aldana, A., Palit, R., Reid, T., Adamack, A., Pietsch, R., Allen, C., Mac Nally, R. & Duncan, R. P., 3 May 2019, In : Ecography. p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

detection method
testing
methodology
survey method
test

Measuring competitive impact: Joint-species modelling of invaded plant communities

O'Reilly Nugent, A., Wandrag, E. M., Catford, J. A., Gruber, B., Driscoll, D. & Duncan, R. P., 11 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Ecology. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

plant community
plant communities
modeling
Bromus diandrus
biogeography
1 Citation (Scopus)

Phylogeography and species delimitation of Cherax destructor (Decapoda Parastacidae) using genome-wide SNPs

Unmack, P. J., Young, M. J., Gruber, B., White, D., Kilian, A., Zhang, X. & Georges, A., 2019, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cherax destructor
Parastacidae
phylogeography
Decapoda
single nucleotide polymorphism
3 Downloads (Pure)

Taxonomy and conservation of grassland earless dragons: New species and an assessment of the first possible extinction of a reptile on mainland Australia

Melville, J., Chaplin, K., Hutchinson, M., Sumner, J., Gruber, B., MacDonald, A. J. & Sarre, S. D., 1 May 2019, In : Royal Society Open Science. 6, 5, p. 1-24 24 p., 190233.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
conservation management
reptile
extinction
grassland
new species