Dr Jeremy Simmonds

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
+61 7 334 64569


I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at The University of Queensland. My major research focus is on environmental policy as this regulates environmental impact assessments. I am especially interested in the frameworks that mandate how impact assessments are conducted, and the approaches to addressing adverse impacts on people and nature that arise from infrastructure development. A major theme of this research is biodiversity offsetting - particularly, ways in which this tool can be harnessed to deliver better outcomes for people and biodiversity.

The other major theme of my research is landscape-level conservation actions in human-modified systems. Topics that I have examined include the use of thresholds of habitat loss to guide decision making, the implications of habitat loss for multi-species assemblages including the oft-neglected majority ('common' species), and regulatory mechanisms by which to conserve threatened fauna communities.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Environmental Management, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


  • Maron, Martine, Simmonds, Jeremy S., Watson, James E. M., Sonter, Laura J., Bennun, Leon, Griffiths, Victoria F., Quétier, Fabien, von Hase, Amrei, Edwards, Stephen, Rainey, Hugo, Bull, Joseph W., Savy, Conrad E., Victurine, Ray, Kiesecker, Joseph, Puydarrieux, Philippe, Stevens, Todd, Cozannet, Naïg and Jones, Julia P. G. (2019) Global no net loss of natural ecosystems. Nature Ecology and Evolution, . doi:10.1038/s41559-019-1067-z

  • Williams, Brooke Anne, Grantham, Hedley S, Watson, James, Alvarez, Silvia J, Simmonds, Jeremy S, Rogeliz, Carlos A, Da Silva, Mayesse A, Forero-Medina, German, Etter, Andres, Nogales, Jonathan, Walschburger, Thomas, Hyman, Glenn and Beyer, Hawthorne L (2019) Minimising the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in an intact landscape under risk of rapid agricultural development. Environmental Research Letters, . doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab5ff7

  • Simmonds, Jeremy S., Sonter, Laura J., Watson, James E. M., Bennun, Leon, Costa, Hugo M., Dutson, Guy, Edwards, Stephen, Grantham, Hedley, Griffiths, Victoria F., Jones, Julia P. G., Kiesecker, Joseph, Possingham, Hugh P., Puydarrieux, Philippe, Quetier, Fabien, Rainer, Helga, Rainey, Hugo, Roe, Dilys, Savy, Conrad E., Souquet, Mathieu, ten Kate, Kerry, Victurine, Ray, von Hase, Amrei and Maron, Martine (2019) Moving from biodiversity offsets to a target-based approach for ecological compensation. Conservation Letters, . doi:10.1111/conl.12695

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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor