I aim to develop rational, repeatable and transparent approaches to environmental management that account for uncertainty, incomplete knowledge and scarce data. I’m particularly interested in optimal monitoring (applying cost-benefit analysis to investment in monitoring), adaptive management (strategic management for gaining knowledge and data) and robustness (ensuring acceptable outcomes in the face of uncertainty).
Projects I’m currently working on include:
- Maximising the benefit of emerging technologies for ecological survey with Jos Moore, Sandy Liebhold, Emma Bennett, John Weiss, Reid Tingley, Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Parks Victoria, the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Plant Biosecurity CRC
- Adaptive management of malleefowl with José Lahoz-Monfort, Darren Southwell, Michael Bode, Brendan Wintle, Libby Rumpff, Rosanna van Hespen & the National Malleefowl Recovery Team
- Adaptive management of vegetation and kangaroo population control with José Lahoz-Monfort, Yung En Chee, Brendan Wintle & Parks Victoria
- Cost-effective surveys for invasive hawkweeds with Roger Cousens, Nick Williams, Mathieu Bonneau, Keith Primrose, the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources & Parks Victoria
- Active adaptive survey design for a species with uncertain habitat suitability with Tracy Rout, Mick McCarthy & Jos Moore
- The impacts of inconsistent terminology on conservation with Hannah Fraser, Georgia Garrard, Libby Rumpff & Mick McCarthy