Possingham Lab

Klein Group

Researcher biography

Madeline is pursuing a PhD in tropical reef and fisheries conservation and management supervised by Hugh Possingham. Her research focuses on the interactions of ecological processes and humans in coral reef environments, coral reef conservation and adaptive management, connectivity, fisheries management and applying science to conservation management and policy. Madeline’s current research focuses on marine protected area design using spatial planning, modelling, connectivity data and human needs to ensure fisheries and coral reef ecosystems can be protected and recover while reducing trade-offs. 


Davey, M., & Gillespie, J. (2014). The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Marine Protected Area: valuing local perspectives in environmental protection. Australian Geographer, 45(2), 131-145. AND Co, E. Gamboa, M. Castillo, E. Panela, S. Davey, M. Ceriola, P & Saban, R (2016). National Marine Policy Review and Strategic Direction. Review and Update of the 1994 National Marine Policy and the Formulation of the National Marine Strategy. University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies Press.