I’m a Senior Scientist at the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research, which is part of the Victorian Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA). My work focuses on wildlife conservation and management.
I also work for the ICON Science group at RMIT University, and am an affiliate with the QAECO group at the University of Melbourne.
I like to use combined approaches from across ecology, the social sciences and decision theory to answer questions vital to successful conservation under realistic social and economic constraints, and to understand how the management decisions we make today will impact on wildlife populations into the future. My research also covers aspects of behaviour change interventions, conservation planning, habitat surrogates, biodiversity policy, urban ecology, human-wildlife conflict, and whenever possible, bats.