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, Sustainable close encounters: integrating tourist and animal behaviour to improve rhinoceros viewing protocols, Animal Conservation, Vol:22, ISSN:1367-9430, Pages:189-197
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, Insights on fostering the emergence of robust conservation actions from Zimbabwe's CAMPFIRE program, Global Ecology and Conservation, Vol:17
et al., 2019, Costs of coexistence: Understanding the drivers of tolerance towards Asian elephants Elephas maximus in rural Bangladesh, Oryx, ISSN:0030-6053