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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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CSIRO-DartR Genomics Analysis Package

Gruber, B., Georges, A. & Berry, O.


Project: Other

Does dynamic ecological change cause rapid evolution?

Sarre, S., Dickman, C. R., Wardle, G., Gruber, B., Duncan, R. & Edwards, S.


Project: Other

Southern Tableland Koala Survey

Gruber, B., Adamack, A., Allen, C. & Saxon, M.

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

12/06/13 → …

Project: Other

Research Output

Assessing the benefits and risks of translocations in depauperate species: A theoretical framework with an empirical validation

Furlan, E., Gruber, B., Attard, C., Wager, R. N. E., Kerezsy, A., Faulks, L. K., Beheregraray, L. & Unmack, P., 25 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    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

  • 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

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    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

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Oceanic and coastal populations of a harvested macroinvertebrate Rochia nilotica in north-western Australia are isolated and may be locally adapted

    Berry, O., Richards, Z., Moore, G., Hernawan, U., Travers, M. & Gruber, B., 2019, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. p. 1-12 12 p., MF19172.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle