Research Themes

Our research focuses on modelling dynamic social-ecological systems to inform conservation decisions that improve ecosystems and the communities they support. Therefore our lab research is broadly aligned with three themes:

  • Ecological modelling – to understand dynamic ecosystems;
  • Socio-economic aspects of conservation – to understand the human dimensions of social-ecological systems; and
  • Conservation decision theory – to inform decision making.

We draw on diverse disciplines and methods including mathematics, spatial sciences, economics and social sciences and collaborate with a similarly diverse set of scientists (including ecologists, geographers, spatial scientists, social scientists, and economists).