Dr Darren Kriticos

Honorary Senior Fellow

School of the Environment
Faculty of Science


I am an applied ecologist whose research is centred on developing and applying ecological models to study invasion biology and pest management under current and future climates. My broad interests span a range of applied ecological questions in fields as diverse as biosecurity, climate adaptation, food security and food safety. I believe strongly in the value of developing and applying generic solutions to solving ecological modelling problems. This is reflected in my efforts to develop CLIMEX and DYMEX Version 4, and the collaborative CliMond climate data repository for bioclimatic modellers. My present efforts are focused on developing real-time pest forecasting systems to enable the agricultural sector to better manage pests, weeds, and diseases.

Research Interests

  • Ecological modelling
  • CLIMEX and DYMEX software
  • Real-time pest forecasting systems
  • Niche models
  • Population dynamics models


  • PhD, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide, SA
  • B.Sc, Griffith University


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PhD and MPhil Supervision