Welcome to my research page. I am a conservation scientist with an interest in the integration of science into natural resource management decisions.
I work with the Centre for Enivronmental and Economic Research (CEER) as a Research Associate and am an honorary research fellow in the School of BioScience at the University of Melbourne.
My research focuses on improving decision making in protected area management through consideration of environmental, social and economic objectives. I also work on recreation ecology and management of visitor and recreation impacts in protected areas.
I graduated from my PhD in 2009 and was supervised by Prof Neal Enright and Prof Byron Lamont. I examined mechanisms of coexistence in high diversity systems, with a focus on herbivory and fire. My project was supported by the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, Ecological Society of Australia and an Australian Postgraduate Award. Following this I worked as a Lecturer at Melbourne University and a Research Analyst with Parks Victoria.