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Dr. Birgita Hansen

Senior Research Fellow, Food Agility CRC Constellation Leader

Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI)



Mt Helen Campus, Online

Field of Research

  • Environmental management
  • Ecology
  • Information systems

Citizen Science and Natural Resource Management: A Social Network Analysis of Two Community-Based Water Monitoring Programs

Current status of and future opportunities for digital agriculture in Australia

Implications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the governance of biodiversity conservation

Learning from successful long-term citizen science programs

Generating population estimates for migratory shorebird species in the world’s largest flyway

Collect, connect, upscale: Towards coordinated monitoring of migratory shorebirds in the asia-pacific

Monitoring migratory species can be extremely challenging. For example, millions of migratory...

Demographic trends and reproductive patterns in the northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) at Epping Forest National Park (Scientific), central Queensland

The critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) currently exists at...

Emu’s first 120 years: landmark papers of change in austral ornithology

In celebration of Emu Austral Ornithology’s 120th birthday, the Editorial Board has compiled a...

Favourable inland wetland conditions increase apparent survival of migratory shorebirds in Australia

Many migratory shorebird species using the East Asian–Australasian Flyway are declining rapidly....

Insights from long-term shorebird monitoring for tracking change in ecological character of Australasian Ramsar sites

The Ramsar Convention is the centrepiece of international efforts for wetland conservation,...

Accounting for cryptic population substructure enhances detection of inbreeding depression with genomic inbreeding coefficients: an example from a critically endangered marsupial

Characterizing inbreeding depression in wildlife populations can be critical to their...

An overview of the latham’s snipe population in sakhalin, eastern russia

  • Journals

Citizen science in Australia’s waterways: investigating linkages with catchment decision-making

Citizen science can be a viable mechanism to foster productive linkages between community and...

Latham’s Snipe Gallinago hardwickii

  • Book Chapters

Livestock grazing effects on riparian bird breeding behaviour in agricultural landscapes

Globally, many bird species that rely on native woodland or forest environments are declining due...

The Natural Resource Management Planning Portal: Perspectives for NRM Planning and Reporting

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is often conducted as a partnership between government and...

Editorial -Stilt Vol 61

[No abstract available]

  • Journals

Population monitoring of small and declining brush-tailed rock wallaby (Petrogale penicillata) colonies at the extreme of their range using faecal DNA sampling

Obtaining much-needed information on population parameters such as abundance and genetic...

Shorebird monitoring in Australia: a successful long-term collaboration among citizen scientists, governments and researchers

  • Book Chapters

170 years of Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii arrivals in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory show no change in arrival date

An understanding of migration phenology is critical to the conservation of long-distance...

Biases encountered in long-term monitoring studies of invertebrates and microflora: Australian examples of protocols, personnel, tools and site location

Monitoring forms the basis for understanding ecological change. It relies on repeatability of...

Conservation without borders - solutions to declines of migratory shorebirds in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Globally, populations of migratory shorebirds are threatened and declining rapidly. This is...

Continental-scale decreases in shorebird populations in Australia

Decreases in shorebird populations are increasingly evident worldwide, especially in the East...

Engaging communities for prioritising natural resource management and biodiversity conservation actions

  • Conference Proceedings

Evidence of Subdivisions on Evolutionary Timescales in a Large, Declining Marsupial Distributed across a Phylogeographic Barrier

Major prehistoric forces, such as the climatic shifts of the Pleistocene, can remain visible in a...

Bird responses to riparian management of degraded lowland streams in southeastern Australia

We assessed the degree to which fencing, livestock exclusion, and replanting of riparian zones...

Challenges in applying scientific evidence to width recommendations for riparian management in agricultural Australia

Intact riparian zones maintain aquatic-terrestrial ecosystem function and ultimately, waterway...

Editorial- Stilt Vol 67

[No abstract available]

  • Journals

Long-term declines in multiple waterbird species in a tidal embayment, south-east Australia

Worldwide, local extinctions and severe declines in waterbird densities are being reported from...

Editorial Stilt Volume 63-64

[No abstract available]

  • Journals

Biometrics, sexing criteria, age-structure and moult of Sooty Oystercatchers in south-eastern and north-western Australia

Population genetic analysis reveals a long-term decline of a threatened endemic Australian marsupial

Isolated remnant or recent introduction? Estimating the provenance of Yellingbo Leadbeater's possums by genetic analysis and bottleneck simulation