• The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Chuanji wants to push for data-driven decision making in environmental conservation. This is with a particular focus on the modelling of cost and benefit information and the value of incorporating better quality information.

He has a diverse experience in the financial and ecological environment. He qualified as an associate actuary within the first few years of his career while working as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers that involved statistical modelling and probability distributions. He then pivoted to a financial and customer data analyst at Commonwealth Bank of Australia that involves segmentation, forecasts, and financial models. He then retrained as a biologist, completing his Masters of Research and worked on two data-intensive projects involving algorithms to derive a relationship between dive behaviour and health conditions of Weddell seals in Antarctica and determining genomic adaptation of damselflies in a range-expansion in Sweden. After completion of his masters, he then worked on a NESP project on building cost models to estimate threat management across Australia, and more recently was responsible for the cost estimation for the budget of the 5-year threatened species recovery plan for Norfolk Island.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Ecology, Masters of Research, Dive Behaviour of Weddell Seals in the Antarctic, Macquarie University


Award Date: 31 Jul 2021

Evolutionary Genomics, Masters of Research, Landscape genomics and sex-linked evolution of the range expanding damselfly in Sweden, Macquarie University


Award Date: 31 Jul 2019

Actuarial Studies and Finance, Bachelor of Actuarial Studies


Award Date: 31 Dec 2010

External positions

Research Assistant, National Environmental Science Program NESP


Research Assistant, Macquarie University


Conservation Genetics Tutor, Macquarie University


Senior Analyst, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

2013 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Decision Making
  • Conservation
  • Environmental economics
  • Cost-benefit analysis


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