About

I focus on delivering the science necessary to inform large scale environmental management and conservation. My key themes are measuring environmental change with satellite remote sensing, estimating risks to biodiversity, and the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems.

I have a broad expertise in the fields of ecology, conservation biology and geospatial science. In particular, I use ecological modelling, remote sensing and empirical studies to answer applied and theoretical questions across these fields. I have extensive experience in the fields of terrestrial ecology, ornithology, ecosystem dynamics, risk assessment and spatial planning.

My recent work has been on the dynamics of coastal ecosystems at the global scale, and developing and testing methods to assess risks of ecosystem collapse and species extinction. I also contribute to global environmental policy, such as the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems.

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Experience
  • 2014 to present - Visiting Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • 2013 to present - Visiting Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institue
  • 2016 to 2019 - Senior Research Fellow, University of New South Wales
  • 2016 to 2017 - Senior Reserach Fellow, University of Queensland
  • 2014 to 2016 - Research Fellow, University of New South Wales
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2019 - Shortlisted (top six) Robert May Prize, best paper by an early career researcher in 2018 in Methods in Ecology and Evolution (https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13043)
  • 2019 - Australia’s nominee for the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE Prize)
  • 2016 - IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management Young Professional Award
  • 2015 - Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Environmental Research. The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Team, UNSW, led by Professor David Keith.
  • 2015 - Future Leader: World Forum on Ecosystem Governance, Beijing China
  • 2014 - Finalist at the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes (Eureka Prize for Environmental Research). The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems Team, UNSW, led by Professor David Keith
Fellowships
  • 2019 to 2022 - Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)
  • 2012 to 2013 - Queensland - Smithsonian Fellowship
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