TESS Our People

Our People

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We live in the tropics, we work in the tropics. We invite you to partner with us in addressing the significant challenges and opportunities in research and education that exist across the tropical world.

TESS numbers over 74 academic staff34 associates and 55 research students drawn from JCU's four Colleges.

Centre Executive

Distinguished Professor William Laurance

Centre Director

ARC Laureate Fellow, JCU College of Science and Engineering. Expertise in tropical ecology and conservation biology.

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Dr Tasmin Rymer

Leader, Theme 5 – Education, training and capacity building

Lecturer, JCU College of Science and Engineering.

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Estefania Erazo Mera

Student Representative (Townsville), TESS Management Committee

PhD Candidate, JCU College of Science and Engineering

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Elizabeth Joyce

Student Representative (Cairns), TESS Management Committee

PhD Candidate, JCU College of Science and Engineering/ATH

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Dr Steve Goosem

Scientific Advisor

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