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Researcher: Flies, E (Dr Emily Flies)

Fields of Research

Occupational and workplace health and safety
Conservation and biodiversity
Environmental education curriculum and pedagogy
Health geography
Medical biotechnology diagnostics (incl. biosensors)
Microbial ecology
Environmental rehabilitation and restoration
Land use and environmental planning
Rural and regional geography
Sustainable design
Health promotion
Environmental epidemiology
Urban and regional planning
Social determinants of health
Environmental management
Animal immunology
Community child health
Urban planning and health
Environmental geography
Australian government and politics
Global change biology
Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Community ecology (excl. invasive species ecology)
Cellular immunology
Health and community services
Evolutionary ecology
Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Natural resource management
Decision support and group support systems
Infectious diseases
Mental health services
Human impacts of climate change and human adaptation
Implementation science and evaluation
Medical microbiology
Infectious agents
Health services and systems
Primary health care
Environment policy
Veterinary immunology
Health economics
Health equity

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Higher education
Terrestrial biodiversity
Rural and remote area health
Health education and promotion
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Evaluation of health outcomes
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Other environmental management
Sustainability indicators
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Other information and communication services
Determinants of health
Health inequalities
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Waste management services
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Adolescent health
Air quality, atmosphere and weather
Air quality
Climate change mitigation strategies
Social impacts of climate change and variability
Environmental education and awareness
Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
Disease distribution and transmission (incl. surveillance and response)
Government and politics
Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use
Urban planning

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in American robins and gray catbirds: an assessment of reservoir competence and disease in captive wildlife; Journal of Medical Entomology
A mountain of health benefits? Impacts of ecological restoration activities on human wellbeing; Wellbeing, Space and Society
A new major in sustainability: from research-informed development to interdisciplinary delivery; Sustainability Matters
A spatial analysis of access to physical activity infrastructure and healthy food in regional Tasmania; Frontiers in Public Health
A submission to the review of the draft Tasmanian waste and resource recovery strategy
A systematic review of the relationship between urban forest quality and socioeconomic status or race; Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
An oral bait vaccination approach for the Tasmanian devil facial tumor diseases; Expert Review of Vaccines
Another emerging mosquito-borne disease? Endemic Ross River Virus transmission in the absence of marsupial reservoirs; Bioscience
Astro-ecology? Shifting the interdisciplinary collaboration paradigm; Ecology and Evolution
Biodiverse green space: a prescription for global urban health; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Can experiential online learning support sustainability and wellbeing; University of Tasmania Teaching Matters Annual Conference 2021
Cities, biodiversity and health: we need healthy urban microbiome initiatives; Cities & Health
City-size bias in knowledge on the effects of urban nature on people and biodiversity; Environmental Research Letters
Compromised ecosystem services from urban aerial microbiomes: a review of impacts on human immune function; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Converting mosquito surveillance to arbovirus surveillance with honey-baited nucleic acid preservation cards; Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Disentangling the environment in wildlife microbiom-behaviour interactions: Response to Davidson et al; Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Early exposure to infections doesn't protect against allergies, but getting into nature might
Ecological restoration activities and the benefits for human health and wellbeing: A report on the wellbeing impacts of North East Bioregional Network ecological restoration activities
Ecology and epidemiology of Ross River virus in South Australia
Ecosystem restoration - a public health intervention; EcoHealth
Editorial: Urban ecology and human health; Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Explainer: what are antibodies and why are viruses like dengue worse the second time?
Forecasting future global food demand: A systematic review and meta-analysis of model complexity; Environment International
Four islands, one vision: a regional ecohealth network in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
Four Islands EcoHealth Network: an Australasian initiative building synergies between the restoration of ecosystems and human health; Restoration Ecology
Healthy People and Communities through interactions with nature; Tas Landcare Conference
How a new test is revolutionising what we know about viruses in our midst
How Australian wildlife spread and suppress Ross River virus
How has urbanisation impacted microbial biodiversity, human health and urban ecosystem services?; Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference 2021
Impactful education for sustainability through research and a community of practice; Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
Improving public health intervention for mosquito-borne disease: the value of geovisualization using source of infection and LandScan data; Epidemiology and Infection
Mainstreaming microbes across biomes; Bioscience
Managing Urban Green Spaces for Biodiversity and Health: Systems Thinking from a Regional Australian City on Synergies, Trade-Offs and Enablers; Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme : Policy Briefs Volume 3
Managing Urban Landscapes for Biodiversity Conservation and Human Health
Mosquito communities with trap height and urban-rural gradient in Adelaide, South Australia: implications for disease vector surveillance; Journal of Vector Ecology
Multispecies sustainability; Global Sustainability
Nature and health: mechanisms and the role of biodiverse microbial exposure; Outdoor Health Symposium 2021
Nature-based citizen science as a mechanism to improve human health in urban areas; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Oceans and society: feedbacks between ocean and human health; Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Overcoming education for sustainability obstacles through a community of practice; Future of Sustainability International Conference
Physical activity and food environments in and around schools: a case study in regional North-West Tasmania; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Regional comparison of mosquito bloodmeals in South Australia: implications for Ross River virus ecology; Journal of Medical Entomology
Research in progress: Can pro-environmental shifts in attitudes and sustainability behaviours be achieved through online curricula; International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Conference 2021
Review of 'Impacts of Climate Change on Allergens and Allergic Diseases. Editor PJ Beggs. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1-107-04893-5. 2016'
Ross River virus and the necessity of multi-scale, eco-epidemiological analyses; The Journal of Infectious Disease
Socioecological predictors of immune defences in wild spotted hyenas; Functional Ecology
The Hobart Declaration on EcoHealth: Ecological restoration that supports human health
The impact of green space and biodiversity on health: synthesis and systematic review; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Trust, connection and equity: Can understanding context help to establish successful Campus Community Gardens?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Urban-associated diseases: candidate diseases, environmental risk factors, and a path forward; Environment International
Urbanisation reduces the abundance and diversity of airborne microbes - but what does that mean for our health? A systematic review; Science of The Total Environment
Which soil microbiome? Bacteria, fungi, and protozoa communities show different relationships with urban green space type and use-intensity; Science of the Total Environment

Research Projects

Anthropogenic impacts on environmental microbiomes; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Healthy Environments and Lives (HEAL) network; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Healthy Future Environments and People; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Human health and the aerial microbiome: uncovering interactions across Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Microbiomes in Tasmania: questions, collaboration and connection with industry; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
National Environmental Research Program 2: Sustainable Communities and Waste Hub - NESP 2; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
NESP 2 Sustainable Communities and Waste hub : IP1; Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment (DAWE)
Wildlife and microbiomes in the city: Urbanites, big and small; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
GreyScan TVD Extension

Research Candidate Supervision