In my research, I aim to engage directly with the environmental management challenges faced by practitioners and agencies. My work is informed by decision science, and I draw broadly from mathematics, statistics and programming to develop a deeper understanding of the problems we face and propose workable solutions.
Through my roles at universities and now at DELWP, I have partnered with government agencies, NGOs and community groups on issues of threatened species conservation, invasive species control and sustainable natural resource management. I love to collaborate – with ecologists and other environmental specialists, with practitioners with local ecosystem and operational knowledge, with economists, and with fellow mathematicians and statisticians.
Projects I’m currently working on include:
- Maximising the benefit of emerging technologies for ecological survey with Jos Moore, Sandy Liebhold, Andrew Robinson, Emma Bennett, John Weiss, Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita, Agriculture Victoria, Parks Victoria, the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Plant Biosecurity CRC
- Improved methods for biological control decision-making with Greg Lefoe, Libby Rumpff and Agriculture Victoria
- Optimally incorporating periodic reassessment into conservation investment with Chung-Huey Wu & Mick McCarthy
- Investigating gendered patterns in promotion and retention of ecologists at Australian universities with numerous co-authors listed here