Cross-disciplinary by nature, my work spans ecology, economics and social sciences. My research centers on finding new ways to improve environmental outcomes in landscapes that are important to both people and nature.  Specifically, I have pioneered research that explores (i) how human and ecological systems interact to influence conservation initiatives, ii) new uses for crowd-sourced and remotely sensed information in sustainability science, and iii) new spatial and analytical tools for sustainable decisions in multi-use landscapes.

HOT NEWS: I’m now based at the University of Queensland. I’m excited to be working with Jonathan Rhodes and the Commonwealth Threatened Species Unit to support national koala recovery planning.


At the Arctic Sustainability Lab at UiT The Arctic University of Norway I worked to develop new understandings of the effects of globalization on Arctic environments and societies. People are an integral part of this landscape, and crucial to ongoing efforts to maintain healthy ecosystems in the face of global change. I collaborated on projects exploring the impacts of tourism on protected areas; designing cross-disciplinary solutions for better conservation outcomes from infrastructure development; and developing new approaches for conservation planning and prioritization of nomadic and migratory species.

My work spans a range of scales, from single–species management, to continental and global-scale land use planning. Recent results have national and global significance for conservation planning and biodiversity policy.

I’m also Associate Editor at Ecology & Evolution.

Another thing you should know is that I really love birds!