Dr Helen Murphy is a Senior Research Scientist and ecologist with CSIRO’s Biodiversity, Ecosystem Knowledge and Services Program. Dr Murphy has experience in field and modelling based research aimed at understanding the drivers of species distributions and dynamics, and the consequences of environmental change on biodiversity.
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