I’m a conservation scientist broadly interested in the development and application of both quantitative and qualitative tools that can help bridge the gap between conservation science and policy/management, and improve the effectiveness of endangered species conservation, impact evaluation and mitigation, and landscape or regional planning.
In recent years, my research has focused on the use of decision science to inform management and policy for biodiversity conservation. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow in the Martin Conservation Decisions Lab in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Together with Prof. Tara Martin and our research collaborators at WWF-Canada, we are using the Priority Threat Management framework to identify cost-effective and complementary strategies to protect and recover species of conservation concern in the Saint John River watershed in New Brunswick, Canada.
Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral fellow with the NESP Threatened Species Recovery Hub based at Monash University, where I worked with Dr Joslin Moore to develop decision frameworks to identify optimal strategies for managing multiple interacting threats to listed threatened ecological communities, such as the alpine bogs and fens in eastern Victoria. This research was conducted in collaboration with Parks Victoria, and was funded by the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Programme's Threatened Species Recovery Hub.