Associate Professor Richard Fuller

Associate Professor

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
r.fuller@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69912
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Overview

The actions of people just like you and me have caused a massive biodiversity crisis, pushing many species to the brink of extinction and beyond. Doing something about this is one of the most important and urgent problems globally. I am interested in understanding how people have affected the natural world around them, and how some of their destructive effects can best be reversed. On the flip side, I am also keen to understand whether people can benefit positively from experiences of biodiversity.

To answer these questions I work on pure and applied topics in biodiversity and conservation, spanning the fields of biogeography, conservation planning, conservation psychology and urban ecology. Much of my work is interdisciplinary, focusing on the interactions between people and nature, how these can be enhanced, and how these relationships can be shaped to converge on coherent solutions to the biodiversity crisis. Recent research topics include predicting the consequences of urbanization on biodiversity and human quality of life in south-east Queensland, investigating patterns of contagion in global habitat destruction, working out how best to expand Australia’s protected area system, and achieving the conservation of migratory shorebird populations.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Uni of Durham, UK
  • Master of Sciences, Imperial College London
  • Bachelor of Sciences Honours, Uni of Bristol

Publications

  • Keniger, Lucy E., Gaston, Kevin J., Irvine, Katherine N. and Fuller, Richard A. (2013) What are the benefits of interacting with nature?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10 3: 913-935. doi:10.3390/ijerph10030913

  • Sushinsky, Jessica R., Rhodes, Jonathan R., Possingham, Hugh P., Gill, Tony K. and Fuller, Richard A. (2013) How should we grow cities to minimize their biodiversity impacts?. Global Change Biology, 19 2: 401-410. doi:10.1111/gcb.12055

  • Fuller, Richard, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Wilson, Kerrie. A, Carwrdine, Josie, Grantham, Hedley, Watson, James. E, Klein, Carissa. J, Green, David. C and Possingham, Hugh. P (2010) Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes. Nature, 466 7304: 365-367. doi:10.1038/nature09180

  • Boakes, EH, Mace, GM, McGowan, PJK and Fuller, RA (2010) Extreme contagion in global habitat clearance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - B, 277 1684: 1081-1085. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1771

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

  • Keniger, Lucy E., Gaston, Kevin J., Irvine, Katherine N. and Fuller, Richard A. (2013) What are the benefits of interacting with nature?. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10 3: 913-935. doi:10.3390/ijerph10030913

  • Sushinsky, Jessica R., Rhodes, Jonathan R., Possingham, Hugh P., Gill, Tony K. and Fuller, Richard A. (2013) How should we grow cities to minimize their biodiversity impacts?. Global Change Biology, 19 2: 401-410. doi:10.1111/gcb.12055

  • Fuller, Richard, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Wilson, Kerrie. A, Carwrdine, Josie, Grantham, Hedley, Watson, James. E, Klein, Carissa. J, Green, David. C and Possingham, Hugh. P (2010) Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes. Nature, 466 7304: 365-367. doi:10.1038/nature09180

  • Boakes, EH, Mace, GM, McGowan, PJK and Fuller, RA (2010) Extreme contagion in global habitat clearance. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - B, 277 1684: 1081-1085. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1771

Book

Book Chapter

  • Watson, J. E., Segan, D. B. and Fuller, R. A. (2016). Optimal protection of the world’s threatened birds, mammals and amphibians. In Lucas N. Joppa, Jonathan E. M. Baillie and John G. Robinson (Ed.), Protected areas: Are they safeguarding biodiversity? (pp. 66-80) Chichester United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118338117.ch4

  • Lonsdale, Mark and Fuller, Richard (2014). Cities and towns. In Steve Morton, Andy Sheppard and Mark Lonsdale (Ed.), Biodiversity: science and solutions for Australia (pp. 121-134) Collingwood, VIC, Austalia: CSIRO Publishing.

  • Ieno, E. N., Zuur, A. F., Fuller, R. A., Piersma, T. and Saveliev, A. A. (2014). Poisson GAMM applied on ruddy turnstone data. In Alain F. Zuur, Anatoly A. Saveliev and Elena N. Ieno (Ed.), A Beginner's Guide to Generalised Additive Mixed Models with R (pp. 99-114) Newburgh, United Kingdom: Highland Statistics.

  • Shanahan, Danielle F., Strohbach, Michael W., Warren, Paige S. and Fuller, Richard A. (2014). The challenges of urban living. In Diego Gil and Henrik Brumm (Ed.), Avian Urban Ecology: Behavioural and Physiological Adaptations (pp. 3-20) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Possingham, Hugh P., Fuller, Richard A. and Joseph, Liana N. (2012). Choosing among long-term ecological monitoring programs and knowing when to stop. In Robert .A. Gitzen, Joshua J. Millspaugh, Andrew B. Cooper and Daniel S. Licht. (Ed.), Design and analysis of long-term ecological monitoring studies (pp. 498-508) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Fuller, Richard A., Irvine, Katherine N., Davies, Zoe G., Armsworth, Paul R. and Gaston, Kevin J. (2012). Interactions between people and birds in urban landscapes. In Christopher A. Lepczyk and Paige S. Warren (Ed.), Urban bird ecology and conservation (pp. 249-266) Berkeley, CA, United States: University of California Press.

  • Possingham, Hugh P., Wintle, Brendan A., Fuller, Richard A. and Joseph, Liana N. (2012). The conservation return on investment from ecological monitoring. In David Lindenmayer and Philip Gibbons (Ed.), Biodiversity monitoring in Australia (pp. 49-61) Melbourne, Australia: CSIRO.

  • Fuller, Richard A., Ladle, Richard J., Whittaker, Robert J. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011). Planning for persistence in a changing world. In Richard J. Ladle and Robert J. Whittaker (Ed.), Conservation biogeography (pp. 161-189) Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781444390001.ch7

  • Irvine, Katherine N., Fuller, Richard A., Devine-Wright, Patrick, Tratalos, Jamie, Payne, Sarah R., Warren, Philip H., Lomas, Kevin J. and Gaston, Kevin J. (2010). Ecological and psychological value of urban green space. In Mike Jenks and Colin Jones (Ed.), Dimensions of the sustainable city (pp. 215-237) London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8647-2_10

  • Fuller, Richard A., Tratalos, Jamie, Warren, Philip H., Davies, Richard D., Pepkowska, Aleksandra and Gaston, Kevin J. (2010). Environment and biodiversity. In M Jenks and Colin Jones (Ed.), Dimensions of the sustainable city (pp. 75-103) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-8647-2_4

  • Fuller, Richard A. and Irvine, Katherine N. (2010). Interactions between people and nature in urban environments. In Kevin J. Gaston (Ed.), Urban Ecology 1 ed. (pp. 134-171) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Brooks, Daniel M. and Fuller, Richard A. (2006). Biology and conservation of Cracids. In Conserving Cracids: the most threatened family of birds in the Americas (pp. 10-22) Houston, TX, United States: Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Wauchope, H., Shaw, J., Varpe, Ø, Boertmann, D. and Fuller, R. (2015). Environmental niche modelling for polar species using MaxEnt. In: Dag Vongraven, Assessing vulnerability of flora and fauna in polar areas. Vulnerability Symposium, Tromsø, Norway, (39-43). 3-4 November 2014.

  • Fuller, Richard A., Proaktor, Gil, Ssemmanda, Richard, Akite, Perpetra, Ofwono, John M., Amuno, John B. and Flockhart, Claire L. (2007). Current conservation status of Nahan's Francolin in Uganda. In: Proceedings of the 11th Pan-African Ornithological Congress. 11th Pan-African Ornithological Congress, Djerba, Tunisia, (164-164). 20-25 November 2004.

  • McGowan, P. and Fuller. R. A. (2006). Is the current protected area system adequate to support viable populations of forest Galliformes in eastern Asia?. In: Richard Schodde, Acta Zoologica Sinica. 23rd International Ornithological Congress Proceedings. 23rd International Ornithological Congress, Beijing International Conference Centre, Beijing, (196-198). 11-17 August 2002.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Note for students: Associate Professor Richard Fuller is not currently available to take on new students.

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision