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I am a spatial scientist with interests in a wide range of environmental and ecological questions and have predominantly focused on coastal and marine environment. My ultimate goals are to understand and predict the impacts of environmental variability and change on social and ecological systems at local and global scales to support spatial planning & management. I have explored questions in a range of other fields, including hydrology and water resources, sustainable agriculture and food security. Therefore, my work integrates diverse disciplines including macro-ecology, climate science, oceanography, remote sensing, hydrology, and decision science to help answer relevant questions. Given the many large and diverse data sets that I work with, I am also involved in data science projects focused on developing tools for integrating, analysing and extracting information from multiple (often large) data sets more effectively, making it easier to include cross-disciplinary information in addressing complex environmental, social, and ecological questions.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, ARC Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (ARC CEED) , The University of Queensland2 Sep 2013 → 25 Feb 2016
Marine Geo-spatial Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society1 Jan 2007 → 30 Dec 2009
Forecasting future spatial use of Seal Bay Conservation Park by the endangered Australia sea lion (Neophoca cinerea) in a changing climate
20/07/20 → 30/06/21
1/05/19 → 30/04/22
WIO-R2R: WIO-Ridge to Reef: An Ecosystem Based Approach to Biodiversity Conservation in the Western Indian Ocean
1/01/16 → 31/12/25
Thoya, P., Maina, J., Mollmann, C. & Schiele, K. S., 1 Apr 2021, In: Sustainability (Switzerland). 13, 7, p. 1-12 12 p., 3769.
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Aligning marine spatial conservation priorities with functional connectivity across maritime jurisdictionsMaina, J. M., Gamoyo, M., Adams, V. M., D'agata, S., Bosire, J., Francis, J. & Waruinge, D., Feb 2020, In: Conservation Science and Practice. 2, 2, p. 1-13 13 p., e156.
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Fontoura, L., Zawada, K. J. A., D’agata, S., Álvarez‐Noriega, M., Baird, A. H., Boutros, N., Dornelas, M., Luiz, O. J., Madin, J. S., Maina, J. M., Pizarro, O., Torres‐Pulliza, D., Woods, R. M. & Madin, E. M. P., Feb 2020, In: Global Change Biology. 26, 2, p. 557-567 11 p.
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Maina, J. M., Muthiga, N. A., D'Agata, S., Leblond, J., Arthur, R., Jupiter, S. D., Wilson, S. K., Mangubhai, S., Ussi, A. M., Guillaume, M. M. M., Humphries, A. T., Patankar, V., Shedrawi, G., Pagu, J. & Grimsditch, G., 27 Aug 2020, In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. 648, p. 135-151 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)1 Downloads (Pure)
Maina, J. M., Darling, E. S., Guillaume, M. M. M., Muthiga, N. A., D’agata, S., Leblond, J., Arthur, R., Jupiter, S. D., Wilson, S. K., Mangubhai, S., Ussi, A. M., Humphries, A. T., Patankar, V., Shedrawi, G., Julius, P., Ndagala, J. & Grimsditch, G., Dec 2020, In: Global Ecology and Biogeography. 29, 12, p. 2229-2247 19 p.
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Mbui, Maina (Recipient) & Joshua E. Cinner (Team leader), 24 Dec 2020
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Informing decisions on management of marine environment globally and in the western Indian Ocean Region
Impact: Environment impacts, Economy impacts, Science impacts, Policy impacts