Researcher biography

I am a conservation scientist at The University of Queensland (Australia) in the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science. My primary research interest is in supporting conservation decisions in the Coral Triangle, the world’s epicenter of marine biological diversity, and The Great Barrier Reef. My expertise is in spatial conservation prioritization, answering questions such as: Should we be investing in marine parks or stopping forest clearing to get the most bang-for-our buck in protecting Indonesia’s coral reefs? How can we zone the ocean to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders? I am also involved in projects to do with climate change adaptation, ecosystem services, and sustainable seafood. Currently, I am collaborating with The Nature Conservancy (Melanasia), Wildlife Conservation Society (Fiji and Papua New Guinea), Conservation International (Indonesia), and the World Wildlife Fund (Malaysia and Australia) to apply various spatial conservation prioritization techniques to support conservation decisions.

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