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Rachelle Binny

Researcher - Mathematical Modeller
Wildlife Ecology & Management
Rachelle Binny
Location
Lincoln
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Research interests

  • Mathematical and statistical modelling in ecology
  • Quantification of biodiversity outcomes from pest species management
  • Individual-based simulation models for collective movement
  • Spatiotemporal models of population dynamics
Publication highlights :

Binny RN, Innes J, Fitzgerald N, Pech R, James A, Price R, Gillies C, Byrom AE (2020). Long-term biodiversity trajectories for pest-managed ecological restorations: eradication versus suppression. Ecological Monographs 00(00): e01439, DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1439

Vattiato G, Plank MJ, James A, Binny RN (2021). Individual heterogeneity affects the outcome of small mammal pest eradication. Theoretical Ecology, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12080-020-00491-6 

Köhnke MC, Binny RN, Holland EP, James A (2020). The necessity of tailored control of irrupting pest populations driven by pulsed resources. Theoretical Ecology 13, 261–275. 

Binny RN, Plank MJ, James A (2015). Spatial moment dynamics for collective cell movement incorporating a neighbour-dependent directional bias. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12(106): 20150228.

Professional affiliations :

2021   Committee Member (Treasurer), New Zealand Branch of Australian and New Zealand Industrial and Applied Mathematics Incorporated (ANZIAM)  

2018 - Present   Principle Investigator, Te Pūnaha Matatini (TPM), a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence for complex systems and networks

2016-2017        Associate Investigator, TPM

2016                 Immediate Past Chair, TPM Whānau Committee (Emerging Scientists Network for TPM) 


                   

Qualifications

University of Canterbury, NZ
Ph.D. Mathematics
2016

University of Dundee, UK
BSc (Hons) Mathematical Biology
2012

Publications

García-Díaz P, Binny RN, Anderson DP Early access Jan 2021. How important is individual foraging specialisation in invasive predators for native-prey population viability? Oecologia: 12.

Binny RN, Innes J, Fitzgerald N, Pech R, James A, Price R, Gillies C, Byrom AE Early Access Jan 2021. Long-term biodiversity trajectories for pest-managed ecological restorations: eradication vs. suppression. Ecological Monographs: 43.

Vattiato G, Plant MJ, James A, Binny RN 2021. Individual heterogeneity affects the outcome of small mammal pest eradication. Theoretical Ecology: 13.

Binny RN, Law R, Plank MJ 2020. Living in groups: Spatial-moment dynamics with neighbour-biased movements. Ecological Modelling 415. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000501415400002

Koehnke MC, Binny RN, Holland EP, James A 2020. The necessity of tailored control of irrupting pest populations driven by pulsed resources. Theoretical Ecology 13(2): 261-275. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000538370200011

Steyn N, Binny RN, Hannah K, Hendy SC, James A, Kukutai T, Lustig A, McLeod M, Plank MJ, Ridings K, Sporle A 2020. Estimated inequities in COVID-19 infection fatality rates by ethnicity for Aotearoa New Zealand New Zealand Medical Journal 133(1521): 28-39. https://assets-global.website-files.com/5e332a62c703f653182faf47/5f500878a2864b4765a25c10_Plank%20FINAL.pdf

James A, Binny RN, Lee WG, Payne J, Stringer N, Holland EP 2019. Predicting water levels in ephemeral wetlands under climate change scenarios. Theoretical Ecology 12(4): 427-435.

Innes J, Fitzgerald N, Binny R, Byrom A, Pech R, Watts C, Gillies C, Maitland M, Campbell-Hunt C, Burns B 2019. New Zealand ecosanctuaries: types, attributes and outcomes. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 49(3): 370-393. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000470651500001

Garcia-Diaz P, Prowse TAA, Anderson DP, Lurgi M, Binny RN, Cassey P 2019. A concise guide to developing and using quantitative models in conservation management. Conservation Science and Practice: 1-12. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/25784854

Holland EP, Binny RN, James A 2018. Optimal control of irrupting pest populations in a climate-driven ecosystem. Peerj 6. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000453929400011

Latham ADM, Binny RN, Norbury G 2018. National framework for predator trapping using trap-catch data. Landcare Research Contract Report ; LC3112. Landcare Research. 18 p.

Browning AP, McCue SW, Binny RN, Plank MJ, Shah ET, Simpson MJ 2018. Inferring parameters for a lattice-free model of cell migration and proliferation using experimental data. Journal of Theoretical Biology 437: 251–260. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.10.032

Holland EP, Mugford J, Binny RN, James A 2017. How herbivore browsing strategy affects whole-plant photosynthetic capacity. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 79(4): 772–787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-017-0253-x

Binny RN, James A, Plank MJ 2016. Collective cell behaviour with neighbour-dependent proliferation, death and directional bias. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 78(11): 2277–2301. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-016-0222-9

Byrom AE, Innes J, Binny RN 2016. A review of biodiversity outcomes from possum-focused pest control in New Zealand. Wildlife Research 43(3): 228–253. http://doi.org/10.1071/WR15132

Binny RN, Haridas P, James A, Law R, Simpson MJ, Plank MJ 2016. Spatial structure arising from neighbour-dependent bias in collective cell movement. PeerJ 4: e1689. http://doi.org/10.7717/Peerj.1689

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Memberships

  • Principal/Associate Investigators, Te Pūnaha Matatini CoRE