About me

pia.jpgI’m a Research Fellow in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, and focus on conservation in highly modified, human-dominated landscapes. At the moment I’m looking into the issues of human-wildlife conflict, urbanisation and threatened species, biodiversity offsetting and land-use change.

I use quantitative modelling tools, social research methods, and decision theory to answer questions vital to successful conservation under realistic social and economic constraints, and to understand how the management decisions we make today will impact on wildlife populations into the future.

Aside from my research I also coordinate the Australian Wildlife Biology and Wildlife Management subjects at the University of Melbourne, and am an Associate Editor for the journals Animal Conservation, and Biological Conservation. I sit on the Executive of the Australasian Bat Society, and the Board of Wildlife Victoria.

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