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Who is behind SimSAGS? Where are the scientific and technical teams based? And also, who funded the project? All these questions and more answered in this section.

People

Scientific and Development Team

Initially, the team was Andrew Illius, Julian Derry and Iain Gordon. Julian Derry is currently carrying out most of the development work.


Professor Andrew Illius FRSE is Head of the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. His research combines modelling with experimental studies of foraging behaviour, herbivore population ecology and the dynamics of grazing systems, and currently focuses on the role of key resources in rangelands.


Professor Iain Gordon is the Group Leader of the CSIRO Rangelands & Savannas Program. His research focuses on (1) ecology and population dynamics of wild ungulate species in Australia, Africa, Asia, South America and Europe (2) community based natural resources management within multi-species ungulate systems in South America, Africa and Asia, and (3) development of decision support systems for managing the impact of mammalian herbivores on vegetation dynamics and habitat diversity.


Dr. Julian F. Derry is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in the University of Edinburgh. His interests are in rangeland dynamics in semi-arid places, especially the influence of water points (and the generation of piospheres), resource modelling, ungulate evolution, Darwin and Rheinhold's Monkey.

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