Karen was working on the science team of the Gondwana Link project to help to inform conservation decisions in relation to major threats to biodiversity in south-western Western Australia, including climate change, fire, invasive species and habitat fragmentation.
Karen has particular interests in conservation and spatial population ecology, and her research focused on the interactions between anthropogenic activities and biodiversity conservation. Much of her work has been concerned with theoretical and empirical investigations of biogeographic range shifts under climate change. She is also interested in the sustainability of land uses from a socio-ecological perspective, and have been involved in research on the economic and ecological sustainability of “sport shooting” (deer stalking and game bird hunting) in the Scottish uplands.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland, January 2011 – 2012
Tulloch, A. I. T., Mustin, K., Possingham, H. P., Szabo, J. K. and Wilson, K. A. (2012), To boldly go where no volunteer has gone before: predicting volunteer activity to prioritize surveys at the landscape scale. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00947.x
Travis, J. M. J., Mustin, K., Bartoń, K. A., Benton, T. G., Clobert, J., Delgado, M. M., Dytham, C., Hovestadt, T., Palmer, S. C. F., Van Dyck, H. and Bonte, D. (2012), Modelling dispersal: an eco-evolutionary framework incorporating emigration, movement, settlement behaviour and the multiple costs involved. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3: 628–641. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00193.x
Bonte, D., Van Dyck, H., Bullock, J.M., Coulon, A., Delgado, M., Gibbs, M., Lehouck, V., Matthysen, E., Mustin, K., Saastamoinen, M., Schtickzelle, N., Stevens, V.M., Vandewoestijne, S., Baguette, M., Barton, K., Benton, T.G., Chaput-Bardy, A., Clobert, J., Dytham, C., Hovestadt, T., Meier, C.M., Palmer, S.C.F., Turlure, C. And Travis, J.M.J. (online early) Costs of dispersal. Biological Reviews doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00201.x
Mustin,K., Newey, S. and Slee, W. (2010) The local and regional economic impacts of sport shooting in the Highlands of Scotland. In “The economic role of hunting tourism – examples from Northern areas”, Matilainen, A. and Keskinarkaus, S. (eds), Ruralia Institute Reports 64, University of Helsinki. http://www.helsinki.fi/ruralia/julkaisut/pdf/Reports64.pdf
Mustin, K., Benton, T. G., Dytham, C. and Travis, J. M. J. (2009), The dynamics of climate-induced range shifting; perspectives from simulation modelling. Oikos, 118: 131–137. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2008.17025.x
Travis, J.M.J, Mustin, K., Benton, T.G. & Dytham, C. (2009) Accelerating invasion rates result from the evolution of density-dependent dispersal. Journal of Theoretical Biology 259, 151-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031
Mustin, K., Sutherland, W.J., & Gill, J.A. (2007) The complexity of predicting climate-induced ecological impacts. Climate Research35, 165-175. doi:10.3354/cr00723