Researcher biography

Dr Nicole Shumway is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Futures in the Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program. Her research at the Centre explores the policy implications of innovative marine restoration practices in the Great Barrier Reef.

Nicki is an applied marine conservation biologist at The University of Queensland. Her research encompasses the fields of conservation biology, marine and coastal restoration, and environmental policy, with a focus on quantifying and minimizing the effect of people on at risk ecosystems. Her research assesses the potential impacts of human and environmental change on threatened species and ecosystems and seeks to promote conservation by interfacing science with policy. Her research uses interdisciplinary approaches to solve real world problems, in order to increase the environmental sustainability of ecosystems. 

Nicki completed her PhD in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at the University of Queensland. Her research focused on the evaluation marine biodiversity offset policies and the achievement of 'no net loss'. Nicki has contributed her expertise in the field of marine biodiversity conservation and biodiversity offset policy to several national and international initiatives, including the development of the marine biodiversity offset plan and calculator for the Great Barrier Reef.