My research is focussed upon improving the decision-making of individuals and groups when conservation planning. My collaborations with conservation management organisations and NGOs typically aim to provide evidence-based decision-making. Specifically, I focus upon blending social and ecological information to map conservation opportunities across local communities and regions, as well as developing instruments for understanding why and how individuals, such as land managers, make their decisions. I am also interested in understanding the role of failure and social learning institutions when implementing effective conservation planning initiatives.
Editorial Board, Conservation Letters
Editorial Board, Conservation Science and Practice
Editorial Board, Biological Reviews
Member of the Publications Committee, Society for Conservation Biology
Partner Investigator, Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions, The University of Queensland, Australia.
Research Associate, Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
Co-convenor, The Silwood Group, London, United Kingdom
Invited Lectures and Presentations
et al., 2019, Interpersonal competencies define effective conservation leadership, Biological Conservation, Vol:235, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:18-26
et al., 2019, Ostrich farmer characteristics predict conservation opportunity, South African Journal of Science, Vol:115, ISSN:0038-2353, Pages:84-91
et al., 2019, Costs of coexistence: Understanding the drivers of tolerance towards Asian elephants Elephas maximus in rural Bangladesh, Oryx, ISSN:0030-6053
et al., 2019, Improving conservation practice with principles and tools from systems thinking and evaluation, Sustainability Science, ISSN:1862-4065
et al., 2019, Synergies between the key biodiversity area and systematic conservation planning approaches, Conservation Letters, Vol:12, ISSN:1755-263X