Our Team

Principal Investigator

Dr Andrew Marshall

Associate Professor, Tropical Forests and People Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, Qld 4556, Australia. Phone: +61 7 5456 5281, Email: amarsha1@usc.edu.au

Reader, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5NG, United Kingdom. Email: andy.marshall@york.ac.uk

Lead Co-Investigator

Dr Marion Pfeifer

Lecturer in Ecology, Conservation & Management, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom. Phone: +44 191 20 85626, Email: Marion.Pfeifer@newcastle.ac.uk

Research Fellow

Dr Catherine Waite

Tropical Forests and People Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, Qld 4556, Australia. Email: cwaite@usc.edu.au

Current research students

Alain Senghor K. Ngute

School of Science and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Email: alain.ngute@research.usc.edu.au 

Title of PhD: ‘Investigating the relationship between liana abundance and tropical forest recovery’.

Abigail Wills

Department of Environment and Geography, University of York, UK. Email: arw559@york.ac.uk 

Title of MRes: ‘Estimating tropical forest landscape restoration potential using vegetation plots and remote-sensing’.

Emma MacKintosh

School of Science and Engineering, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Email: emma.mackintosh@research.usc.edu.au 

Title of PhD: ‘Investigating the relationship between liana abundance and Australian rainforest recovery’.

Partners

Project lead partners: the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia); University of York (UK); Newcastle University (UK); and Reforest Africa (Tanzania)

Additional partners: University of Leeds (UK); Missouri Botanical Garden (USA);  Natural History Museum of Denmark [Henrik Enghoff] (University of Copenhagen); African Wildlife Foundation; IUCN Sustain

Collaborators

  • Alvaro Cortés-Molino (University of Málaga, Spain)
  • Antje Ahrends (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK)
  • C4 Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
  • Charlotte Raven (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • David Schoeman (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Deo Shirima (Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania)
  • Grahame Applegate (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Hamidu Seki Mkwawa (University College of Education, Tanzania)
  • Herman Lyatuu (Tanzania Forests Conservation Group, Tanzania)
  • Jingjing Liang (Purdue University, USA)
  • John Herbohn (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Oliver Philips (University of Leeds, UK)
  • Phil Platts (University of York, UK)
  • Rainforest Trust
  • Reforest Africa
  • Rob Marchant (University of York, UK)
  • Robin Chazdon (University of Connecticut, USA; University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia)
  • Robin Loveridge (University of York, UK)
  • Roy Gereau (Missouri Botanical Garden, USA)
  • Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
  • Tanzania Forest Service Agency
  • Tanzania National Parks Authority
  • Tanzania Tree Seed Agency
  • Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute
  • Wet Tropics Management Authority
  • Yadvinder Malhi (University of Oxford, UK)

Funders

Main funders: Australian Research Council (ARC), University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia)

Additional funders: UK Research Councils, Flamingo Land Ltd., African Wildlife Foundation, IUCN Sustain, United Bank of Carbon