Professor David Schoeman - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Professor David Schoeman

PhD (Zoology) P.Elizabeth, MSc (Zoology) P.Elizabeth, BScHons (Zoology) P.Elizabeth, BSc (Zoology & Mathematical Statistics) P.Elizabeth.

  • Professor, Global-Change Ecology
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Telephone
+61 5456 5956
Office location
H1.2.29
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Professor David Schoeman

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.

Research areas

  • marine climate change ecology
  • quantitative ecology
  • sandy beach ecology
  • marine conservation ecology
  • ecological statistics

Teaching areas

  • Biostatistics
  • Marine Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal Ecology

David's area of expertise includes animal ecology, marine climate change ecology, quantitative ecology, sandy beach ecology, marine conservation ecology, ecological statistics.

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