Dr. Aleks Terauds
Australian Antarctic Division & Australian National University
Aleks has worked in Southern Ocean, sub-Antarctic and Antarctic ecosystems for over 20 years. He has extensive experience on Macquarie Island, where he has worked on a range of taxa, including seabirds, invertebrates and plants. More recently his research has focussed on ecosystem response to the eradication of the invasive mammals from the island. He currently works as a spatial ecologist at the Australian Antarctic Division, where he is a Senior Research Scientist and Section Head of the Biodiversity Conservation section (Antarctic Conservation and Management Program). Aleks is also an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Fenner School Environment and Society of the Australian national University. His primary research interests include modelling patterns of diversity in the sub-Antarctic and Antarctic regions and increasing understanding of physical-biological linkages in these environments, with an emphasis on invasive species effects, responses to changing environment conditions (including climate change) and conservation planning.
Terauds A, Chown SL, Morgan F, Peat HJ, Watts D J, Keys H, Convey P, and Bergstrom DM (2012) Conservation biogeography of the Antarctic. Diversity and Distributions, 18: 726-741. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00925.x
Chown SL, Huiskes AHL, Gremmen NJM, Lee JE, Terauds A, Crosbie K, Frenot Y, Hughes KA, Imura S, Kiefer K, Lebouvier M, Raymond B, Tsujimoto M, Ware C, Van de Vijver B, and Bergstrom DM (2012) Continent-wide risk assessment for the establishment of nonindigenous species in Antarctica. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 109: 4938-4943. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1119787109
Terauds A, Chown SL, and Bergstrom DM (2011) Spatial scale and species identity influence the indigenous-alien diversity relationship in springtails. Ecology, 92: 1436-1447. DOI: 10.1890/10-2216.1
Fraser CI, Terauds A, Smellie J, Convey P, and Chown SL (2014) Geothermal activity helps life survive glacial cycles. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 111: 5634-5639. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1321437111
McGeoch MA, Shaw JD, Terauds A, Lee JE, and Chown SL (2015) Monitoring biological invasion across the broader Antarctic: A baseline and indicator framework. Global Environmental Change-Human and Policy Dimensions, 32: 108-125. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.12.012