Dr Hugh Burley

Macquarie University

Hugh Burley

Dr. Hugh Burley is working at Macquarie University with Dr Linda Beaumont and Dr Rachael Gallagher on Module One of the green cities project: Species attributes and climatic tolerance. His work will use statistical modelling and spatial analyses to examine the breadth of species’ tolerances to key environmental variables, and investigate traits that will influence the capacity of species to survive and thrive in different urban settings.

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About Hugh

Dr. Hugh Burley is a geographer from Sydney, with a background in the spatial analysis of plant distributions across broad scales using GIS and remote sensing datasets. After finishing honours at UNSW on the spatial turnover of Myrtaceae species across eastern Australia, he worked for the NSW OEH remote sensing unit in Dubbo, using Landsat and SPOT data to help the team monitor ground cover and land clearing across western NSW.

Hugh then did his PhD with UNSW and the CSIRO macroecological modelling team in Canberra, testing the relationship between primary productivity and ecological specialisation across continental Australia and the Wet Tropics.

Hugh is now working at Macquarie University with Dr Linda Beaumont and Dr Rachael Gallagher on Module One of the green cities project: Species attributes and climatic tolerance. His work will use statistical modelling and spatial analyses to examine the breadth of species’ tolerances to key environmental variables, and investigate traits that will influence the capacity of species to survive and thrive in different urban settings.