Researcher biography

Dr Matthew Holden is a theoretical ecologist and applied mathematician using dynamic models and decision theory to improve conservation planning. He is especially interested in determining the most cost-effective management actions when conservation benefits depend on how humans modify their behaviour in response to policy. Some of his projects include: determining the importance of economic market information for protecting poached wildlife; quantifying the value of urban nature reserves as leverage to support future conservation projects; and developing optimal monitoring strategies for invasive and threatened species.

Position: Lecturer and DECRA Fellow

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