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, Learning from published project failures in conservation, Biological Conservation, Vol:238, ISSN:0006-3207, Pages:1-10
et al., 2019, The application of wearable technology to quantify health and wellbeing co-benefits from urban wetlands, Frontiers in Psychology, Vol:10, ISSN:1664-1078, Pages:1-16
et al., 2019, Evaluating the impact of accounting for coral cover in large-scale marine conservation prioritizations, Diversity and Distributions, ISSN:1366-9516, Pages:1-11
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