Welcome to Karlina Indraswari and Alex Watkins
Welcome to our newest members, Karlina Indraswari and Alex Watkins. Karlina is a Research Assistant, who's main research interest is in finding culturally appropriate solutions for conservation issues. Karlina completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree doing research in conservation and ecology and is finishing up her PhD in environmental economics looking at the wildlife trade as her case study. Throughout her career Karlina worked on a range of conservation issues across South East Asia, Japan and Australia. She has worked on rural and urban community conservation, social sciences, economy, land use change and deforestation, wildlife trade and enforcement, and species population dynamics and monitoring. Karlina has also a range of research analysis experience, including choice modelling and supply-demand analysis, data mining and machine learning approaches, acoustic analysis, and social media and digital data topic and text analysis.
Alex is a PhD student working with Professor Jonathan Rhodes and Dr Laura Sonter in the
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science. He received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Philosophy, and a Master of Environment degree from Griffith University, where his thesis focused on the impacts climate change is having on koalas in Brisbane. His current work wil focus on developing new knowledge on the consequences of interregional flows of the benefits of people receive from natural ecosystems for the global distribution of ecosystem service benefits. The project will also attempt to deliver novel approaches for predicting the global distribution of ecosystem service benefits under alternative land use scenarios and policy settings in a highly connected world.