Role
  • Senior Research Scientist within the Healthy and Resilient Great Barrier Reef Program
  • Theme Leader, Management Support, National Environmental Science Programme Marine Biodiversity Hub
Background
  • 2012 to 2014, Environmental Decision Analyst and Knowledge Broker, National Environmental Research Program Environmental Decisions Hub
  • 2009 to 2012, Deputy Director, Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis, University of Melbourne
  • 2006 to 2009, Lecturer, School of Botany, University of Melbourne
Education
  • 2008 Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, University of Melbourne
  • 2001 PhD, University of Melbourne
  • 1994 Bachelor of Forest Science, University of Melbourne
Current Research Activities
My research deals with the intersection of technical and social dimensions of marine science and marine management. I am especially interested in developing techniques that better address societal values, risk and uncertainty, and frailties in expert opinion. Recent applications include integrated monitoring, resource allocation and strategic response to Crown-of-Thorns Starfish.
Expert Committees and Boards
  • Member, National Environmental Science Programme Marine Biodiversity Hub Research Leaders Team
Publications
Over 30 science and technical papers in international journals. The following are a selection of recent publications.

Mills M, Nicol S, Wells JA, Lahoz-Monfort JJ, Wintle B, Bode M, Wardrop M, Walshe T, Probert WJM, Runge MC, Possingham HP, McDonald Madden E (2014) Minimizing the cost of keeping options open for conservation in a changing climate. Conservation Biology 28:646-653

Runge MC, Walshe T (2014) Identifying objectives and alternative actions to frame a decision problem. In: Guntenspergen G (Ed) Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, pp. 29-44

Mitchell M, Gude J, Anderson N, Ramsey J, Thompson M, Sullivan M, Edwards V, Gower C, Cochrane J, Irwin E, Walshe T (2013) Using structured decision making to manage disease risk for Montana wildlife. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:107-114

Rout T, Walshe T (2013) Accounting for time preference in management decisions: an application to invasive species. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 20:197-211

Estevez RA, Walshe T, Burgman MA (2013) Capturing social impacts for decision-making: a multicriteria decision analysis perspective. Diversity and Distributions 19:608-616

Liu S, Walshe T, Long G, Cook D (2012) Evaluation of potential responses to invasive non-native species using structured decision making. Conservation Biology 26:539-546

Wintle BA, Walshe TV, Paris KM, McCarthy MA (2012) Designing occupancy surveys and interpreting non-detection when observations are imperfect. Diversity and Distributions 18:417-424

Walshe T, Burgman M (2010) A framework for assessing and managing risks posed by emerging diseases. Risk Analysis 30:236-249

Burgman MA, Walshe TV, Godden L, Martin P (2009) Designing regulation for conservation and biosecurity. The Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy 13:93-112

Jones S, Lacey P, Walshe T (2009) A dynamic hydrological Monte Carlo simulation model to inform decision-making at Lake Toolibin, Western Australia. Journal of Environmental Management 90:1761-1769

Walshe T, Massenbauer T (2008) Decision-making under climatic uncertainty. A case study involving an Australian Ramsar-listed wetland. Ecological Management and Restoration 9:202-208

Walshe T, Wintle B, Fidler F, Burgman M (2007) Use of confidence intervals to demonstrate performance against forest management standards. Forest Ecology and Management 247:237-245

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