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.
Drones help ghost crab researchers ditch the legwork
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.
Climate change experts to author global report
Three University of the Sunshine Coast researchers have been selected as global authors of a report that will inform every government in the world on climate change.
Research predicts changes for marine life
Marine life will be thrown into chaos by ocean warming by the year 2100, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of the Sunshine Coast expert in quantitative ecology.
USC to launch Animal Ecology degree in 2015
USC will offer its first full Animal Ecology degree next year to meet student demand for extensive, hands-on fieldwork involving local fauna ranging from marine invertebrates to land animals.
Fresh look at our beaches and climate change
Coast residents will be encouraged to see the opportunities climate change could create and to view our treasured sandy beaches as thriving ecosystems at a fascinating free public lecture at University of the Sunshine Coast on Tuesday 16 September.
Climate study highlights winds of change
International research undertaken by a USC expert in marine ecology has confirmed that global warming is driving winds of change across several vital coastal ecosystems.