Dr. Nicholas Murray is an Australia-based scientist with 15+ years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. After positions at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science (UQ), the Remote Sensing Research Centre (UQ) and the Centre for Ecosystem Science (UNSW), he commenced as a Senior Research Fellow at James Cook University in late 2019. He is currently an Australian Research Council DECRA fellow based in the College of Science and Engineering at James Cook University.
Nick's research focuses on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale environmental management and conservation. He works the interface of ecology, geospatial science and geography, and has ongoing research projects focused around quantifying change in ecosystems and wildlife populations. He has published extensively in the scientific literature on ecosystem dynamics, earth observation, bird ecology and conservation. Nick has a particular interest in developing free, open-source analyses, apps and datasets from sensors to support environmental conservation. His work has been recognised with awards including the Eureka Prize (as part of a global conservation team), the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management and the Australian Academy of Science ASPIRE Prize for innovation.