About me

Hi. I’m Professor in Conservation Science in the School Ecosystem and Forest Science at the University of Melbourne and one of the PIs in the QAECO group. I coordinate and teach in the Masters subject Global Environmental Change and 3rd year Applied Ecology

I undertake research to support decision making and policy development for biodiversity conservation. For six years to the end of 2021, I was the Director of the Commonwealth Government funded Threatened Species Recovery Hub (NESP TSR) and was recently an ARC Future Fellow and Theme Leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. My research tackles technical developments including species distribution and population modelling to inform conservation spending, management, and monitoring.  I serve on the board of Zoos Victoria and was this year nominated a fellow of the Royal Society of Victoria. I love looking for spider orchids, greater gliders, bogong moths and obscure wineries. I enjoy playing football with a round ball, and watching other people play with the ovoid one.  Go tiges.

Working in QAECO is a wonderful thing largely because of the all brilliant group members that span all career stages, and who represent a huge variety of cultures and orientations. As a large and diverse research collaboration, we value diversity and inclusion. To get more of an idea of what I mean by that, please take a peek at our statement on diversity and inclusion on our front page.




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