Researcher biography

Salit is an Associate Professor and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Queensland. She is the Head of the Biodiversity Research Group, Deputy Director of CBCS, a Chief Investigator and Theme Leader of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), and leader of the NESP island project. A/Prof Kark is a conservation scientist and ecologist working on global to local scale issues. She is an international leader in the study of invasion biology and her work focuses on: biotic invasions; urban ecology; conservation prioritisation in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine systems; the role of collaboration in conservation, biodiversity, and spatial patterns and processes in a changing world; ecological gradients (ecotones); and enhancing the links between science, practice, and policy. She has established international working groups linking these actors across continents and leads multi-partner large-scale projects in Europe, the Mediterranean, and Australia.