Dr Dave Schoeman is a quantitative ecologist whose research focuses on identifying and quantifying ecological consequences of climate change at scales from the very local to global, and on designing strategies to minimise the loss of ecosystem services.
Since joining USC in the middle of 2012, Dave has initiated field projects to test specific predictions of climate-change ecology and to quantify ecosystem services provided by sandy beaches.
He continues to contribute to several international collaborations with the aim of developing numerical methods for predicting the rearrangement of marine ecological communities under climate change, and for including this knowledge into marine conservation planning initiatives.
Dave's teaching interests include numerical ecology and biostatistics.
- marine climate change ecology
- quantitative ecology
- sandy beach ecology
- marine conservation ecology
- ecological statistics
- Marine Biology
- Animal Ecology
David's area of expertise includes animal ecology, marine climate change ecology, quantitative ecology, sandy beach ecology, marine conservation ecology, ecological statistics.
In the news
Species find ways to keep their cool as oceans heat up26 Nov 2019
An international group of marine scientists is predicting a rapid reorganisation of the mix of species in our oceans after completing the most comprehensive assessment to date of how marine life is responding to rising sea temperatures.
Drones help ghost crab researchers ditch the legwork28 May 2019
USC researchers have found a new way to measure the health of sandy beach ecosystems – highly specialised drone imagery capable of mapping tiny ghost crab burrows.