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Dr Nick Murray
Role: 
Research Associate
Field of Research: 
Conservation biology, remote sensing, risk assessment
Contact details:
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 8212
Office: 
Level 5 East
Biological Sciences South (E26)

UNSW, Kensington 2052

Research & Current Projects


I am an Australia-based scientist with 15+ years experience working in a variety of academic, agency and private sector positions. At the moment I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Ecosystem Science, UNSW Australia, in Sydney. In my research I focus on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale conservation decisions. I work at the interface of conservation biology, geography and ecology, and have ongoing research projects focused around monitoring change in ecosystems and wildlife populations. For further information see my personal website: https://www.murrayensis.org

 

 

 

Publication Summary


Journal Articles

Published

1. Murray, N.J., Keith, D.A., Simpson, D., Wilshire, J.H.*, Lucas, R.M. (2018) REMAP: A cloud-based remote sensing application for generalized ecosystem classifications. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13043

2. Murray, N.J., Keith, D.A., Bland, L.M., Ferrari, R., Lyons, M.B., Lucas, R., Pettorelli, N., Nicholson, E. (2018) The role of remote sensing in structured assessments of ecosystem status. Science of the Total Environment. 619-620: 249-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.034

3. Rowland, J.*, Nicholson, E., Murray, N.J., Keith, D.A., Lester, R., Bland, L.M. (2018) Selecting and applying indicators of ecosystem collapse in risk assessments. Conservation Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13107

4. Bland, L.M., Rowland, J., Regan, T.M., Keith, D.A., Murray, N.J., Lester, R.E., Linn, M., Rodriguez, J.P., Nicholson, E. (2018) Defining and diagnosing ecosystem collapse for risk assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/fee.1747

5. Keith, D.A., Akçakaya, H.A., Murray, N.J. (2018) Towards robust predictions of risks to biodiversity: scaling range sizes to threats. Conservation Biology.32:322-332  https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cobi.12988

6. Choi, C-Y., Jackson, M.V., Gallo-Cajiao, E. Murray, N.J., Clemens, R.S., Gan, X, Fuller, R.A. (2018) Biodiversity and China’s new Great Wall. Diversity and Distributions 24:137–143. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12675

7. Murray, N.J., Studds, C.E., Fuller, R.A., Clemens, R.S.*, Dhanjal-Adams, K.L.*, Gosbell, K.B., Hassell, C.J., Iwamura, T., Melville, D., Minton, C.D.T., Riegen, A.C., Rogers, D.I., Woehler, E.J., Marra, P.P. (2017) The large-scale drivers of population declines in a long-distance migratory shorebird. Ecography. 41: 867-876  https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ecog.02957

8. Pettorelli,N., Schulte to Buhne, H., Tulloch, A., Dubois, G., Macinnis-Ng, C., Queirós, A.M., Keith,D.A., Wegmann, M., Schrodt, F., Stellmes,M., Sonnenschein, R., Geller,G., Roy, S., Somers, B., Murray, N.J., Bland, L., Geijzendorffer, I., Kerr, J.T., Broszeit, S., Leitão, P.J., Duncan, C., El Serafy, G., He, K.S., Blanchard, J.L., Lucas, R., Mairota, P., Webb, T.J., Nicholson, E. (2017) Satellite remote sensing of ecosystem functions: opportunities, challenges and way forward. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rse2.59

9. Studds, C.E., Kendall, B.E., Murray, N.J., Wilson, H.B., Rogers, D.I., Clemens, R.S.*, Gosbell, K.B., Hassell, C.J., Jessop, R., Melville, D., Milton, D.A., Minton, C.D.T., Possingham, H.P., Riegen, A.C., Straw, P. Woehler, E.J., Fuller, R.A. (2017) Reliance on the Yellow Sea predicts population collapse in a migratory flyway. Nature Communications. 8:14895 https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms14895

10. Murray, N.J., Keith, D.A., Bland, L.M., Nicholson, E., Regan, T.M., Rodriguez, J.P., Bedward, M. (2017) The use of range size to assess risks to biodiversity from stochastic threats. Diversity and Distributions. 23(5):474-483 https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12533

11. Bland, L.M., Keith, D.A., Murray, N.J., Regan, T.M., Ferrari, R., Mouillot, D., Lester, R., Nicholson, E. (2017) Model-based ecosystem risk assessment under multiple threats: the case of Meso-American reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.284:1863 https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.0660

12. Clemens, R.S.*, Rogers, D.I., Hansen, B.D., Gosbell, K.B., Minton, C.D.T., Straw, P., Bamford, M., Woehler, E.J., Milton, D.A., Weston, M.A., Venables, B., Weller, D., Hassell, C.J., Rutherford, B., Onton, K., Herrod, A., Studds, C.E., Choi, C−Y, Dhanjal-Adams, K.L.*, Murray, N.J., Skilleter, G.A., Fuller, R.A. (2016) Continental-scale decreases in shorebird populations in Australia. Emu, 116(2):119-135. https://dx.doi.org/10.1071/mu15056

13. Dhanjal-Adams, K.L.*, Hanson, J.O.*, Murray, N.J., Phinn, S.R., Wingate, V.R.*, Mustin, K., Lee, J.R.*, Allan, J.R.*, Cappadonna, J.L.*, Studds, C.E., Clemens, R.S.*, Roelfsema, C.M., Fuller, R.A. (2016) Distribution, extent and protection of intertidal habitats in Australia. Emu, 116(2):208-214. https://doi.org/10.1071/MU15046

14. Murray, N.J., Ma, Z. & Fuller, R.A. (2015) Tidal flats of the Yellow Sea: A review of ecosystem status and anthropogenic threats. Austral Ecology, 40(4):472-481. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12211

15. Rodriguez, J.P., Keith, D.A., Rodriguez-Clark, K., Murray, N.J., Nicholson, E., Regan, T., Miller, R., Bland, L.M. Barrow, E., Boe, K., Brooks, T., Oliviera-Miranda, M.A., Spalding, M. & Wit, P.  (2015) A practical guide to the application of the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems criteria. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370:20140003. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2014.0003

16. Murray, N.J., & Fuller, R.A. (2015) Protecting habitat for migratory shorebirds in East Asia. Journal of Ornithology, 156: S217-S225. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-015-1225-2

17. Tulloch, V.J.*, Possingham, H.P., Visconti, P., Halpern, B., Watson, J., Evans, M.*, Auerbach, N.A.*, Barnes, M.*, Beger, M., Chadès, I., Giakoumi, S., McDonald-Madden, E., Murray, N.J., Ringma, J.* & Tulloch, A. (2015) Why do we map threats? Linking threat mapping with actions to make efficient decisions for biodiversity conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13(2): 267-272. https://dx.doi.org/10.1890/140022 ** Highly cited paper: Top 1% of Environment/Ecology in ISI Web of Science.

18. Murray, N.J., Clemens, R.*, Phinn, S.R., Possingham, H.P. & Fuller, R.A. (2015) Threats to the Yellow Sea's Tidal Wetlands. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 96:346–348. 

19. Keith, D.A., Rodriguez, J.P., Brooks, T.M., Burgman, M.A., Barrow, E.G., Boe, K., Comer, P.J., Franklin, J., Link, J., McCarthy, M.A., Miller, R.M., Murray, N.J., Nel, J.L., Nicholson, E., Oliviera-Miranda, M.A., Regan, T.A., Rodriguez-Clark, K.M., Rouget, M, & Spalding, M (2015) The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: motivations, challenges and applications. Conservation Letters, 8:214-226. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/conl.12167


20. Murray, N.J., Clemens, R.*, Phinn, S.R., Possingham, H.P. & Fuller, R.A. (2014) Tracking the rapid loss of tidal wetlands in the Yellow Sea. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 12:267-272.
https://dx.doi.org/10.1890/130260  ** Included in top 15 most cited papers in FREE over the past 5 years and featured in the New York Times and Science.

21. Iwamura, T.*, Possingham, H. P., Chades, I., Minton, C., Murray, N.J., Rogers, D., Treml, E. & Fuller, R. A. (2013) Migratory connectivity magnifies the consequences of habitat loss from sea-level rise for shorebird populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280: 20130325. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.0325 

22. Murray, N.J., Phinn, S. R., Clemens, R. S.*, Roelfsema, C. M. & Fuller, R. A. (2012) Continental scale mapping of tidal flats across East Asia using the Landsat Archive. Remote Sensing, 4, 3417-3426. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs4113417 Featured in Nature.

23. Murray, N.J. & Fuller, R.A. (2012) Coordinated effort to maintain migration network. Oryx, 46, 479-48.

24. Murray, N.J. & Shaw, P.P. (2010) Foraging behaviour and success of the Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca at an urban environment. Notornis, 56(4): 201–205.

25. Murray, N.J. & Trebilco, R.T. (2008) An influx of Australian Shelduck Tadorna tadornoides on Macquarie Island. Australian Field Ornithology, 25(1): 40 -41.

26. Murray, N.J. & Shaw, P.P. (2006) Breeding biology of the Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca at an urban breeding colony, South-east Queensland. Corella, 32(2): 41-45.

Book chapters

27. Murray, N.J. (in press) The role of remote sensing in the conservation of East Asia’s coastal wetlands. In: Satellite Remote Sensing for Conservation Action – Case Studies from Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems. Cambridge University Press. (Invited submission, publication due mid 2018).

Software

28. Murray, N.J., Keith, D.A., Simpson, D., Wilshire, J.H.*, Lucas, R.M. (2017) remap: The remote sensing ecosystem monitoring and assessment pipeline. https://remap-app.orghttps://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1045577  * used in >139 countries by >5000 users since its launch in December 2017 and featured in Nature.

29. Lee, C., Murray N.J. (2017) Redlistr: Tools for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems and Species. R package version 0.1.0 . https://cran.r-project.org/package=redlistr  * 763 downloads (29/01/2018)

30. Cornwell W., Lyons M., Murray N.J. (2016) Earthtones: derive a colour palette from a particular location on Earth. R package version 0.1.0 . https://cran.r-project.org/package=earthtones*2666 downloads (29/01/2018)

Data Sets

31. Keith, D.A., Akçakaya, H.A., Murray, N.J. (2017) Supplementary material for: Towards robust predictions of risks to biodiversity: scaling range sizes to threats. Figshare. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5139505

32. Murray, N.J., Keith, D.A., Bland, L.M., Nicholson, E., Regan, T.M., Rodriguez, J.P., Bedward, M. (2017) Simulated ecosystem distributions from: The use of range size to assess risks to biodiversity from stochastic threats. Figshare. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.fishare.4648939.v1

33. Murray, N.J. (2017) Global 10 x 10-km grids suitable for use in IUCN Red List of Ecosystems assessments. Figshare. https://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4653439

34. Dhanjal-Adams, K. L.*, Hanson, J. O.*, Murray, N.J., Phinn, S. R., Wingate, V. R.*, Mustin, K., Lee, J.R.*, Allan, J.R.*, Cappadonna, J. L.*, Studds, C. E., Clemens, R. S.*, Roelfsema, C. M., Fuller R. A. (2015) Mapped distribution of intertidal habitats in Australia between 1999 and 2014. Pangaea. https://dx.doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.845726

35. Murray, N.J., Wingate, V.R. & Fuller, R.A. (2014) Mapped distribution of tidal flats across China, Manchuria and Korea (1952-1964). Pangaea. https://dx.doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.837090

 

Books / Commissioned Reports / Consultancies (selected)

36. Murray, N.J., Lee, C.K.F., Ruiz Garcia, V., Serpollier, C. & Keith, D.A. (2018) A review of data to support a global IUCN Red List of Terrestrial Ecosystems. Unpublished report for the IUCN. Gland, Switzerland.

37. Bland, L.M., Keith, D.A., Miller, R.M., Murray, N.J., & Rodriguez, J.P. (2017) Guidelines for the application of IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria, Version 1.1 IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-2-8317-1769-2 * Authors are listed in alphabetical order. (translated into Spanish and French).

38. Murray, N.J., Miller, R.M., Zager, I., Keith, D.A., Bland, L.M., Esteves, R., Oliveira-Miranda, M.A., Rodríguez, J.P. (2016) Introduction to the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Categories and Criteria: course manual. Download at www.iucnrle.org.

39. MacKinnon, J., Verkuil, Y. I. & Murray, N.J. (2012) IUCN situation analysis on East and Southeast Asian intertidal habitats, with particular reference to the Yellow Sea (including the Bohai Sea). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-2-8317-1255-0. (translated into Korean, Russian and Mandarin).

40. Carr, B, Sims-Castley, R & Murray, N.J. (2011) Substantial remnants and coastal wetlands mapping review. Unpublished report for Gold Coast City Council. Gold Coast, Australia.

41. Murray, N.J. (2010) Macquarie Island Pest Eradication: Impacts of helicopter over-flights of King Penguins. Unpublished report for Tasmanian National Parks and Wildlife Service. Hobart, Australia.

42. Dreis, B., Wilson, T., Rowan, H & Murray, N.J. (2009) The Burleigh to Springbrook Bioregional Corridor Project. Unpublished report for Gold Coast City Council. Brisbane, Australia. ** Received certificate of merit in Environment Planning Conservation category at the Planning Institute of Australia awards 2010.

43. Murray, N.J. & Way, S.L (2008) Status and Conservation of Albatrosses and Giant-Petrels on Macquarie Island: Report on the 2007/2008 field season. Unpublished report for Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water. Hobart, Australia.

44. Trebilco, R.T & Murray, N.J. (2007) Status and Conservation of Albatrosses and Giant-Petrels on Macquarie Island: Report on the 2006/2007 field season. Unpublished report for Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water. Hobart, Australia.

Magazines and Book Reviews

45. Murray N.J. (2015) The tragedy of disappearing tidal flats. Australasian Science. 36(1): 48.

46. Dhanjal-Adams K.L.*, Murray, N.J. & Fuller, R.A. (2015) Mapping intertidal habitats and their protection in Australia. Wetlands Australia. 27: 59.

47. Murray N.J. (2014) Between a rock and a hard place: the tragedy of disappearing tidal flats. Decision Point.

48. Murray N.J. (2011) Dark days for summer birds. Wildlife Australia.

49. Murray N.J. (2008) Ten per cent: Albatrosses and the importance of Macquarie Island. Wildlife Australia.

50. Murray N.J. (2008) Book review - Albatross: Their World, Their Ways. Wildlife Australia.

51. Murray N.J. (2005) Book review - Herons, Egrets and Bitterns of Australia. Corella. 29, 74.