I am a Kiwi-Canadian ecologist. All my work as an ecologist endeavors to conserve threatened species and ecosystems. I feel very lucky to have found my passion in ecology, and hope to contribute to research all over the world.
I am a PhD candidate with the University of Melbourne in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group. My current research is focused on improving the methods and metrics used in biodiversity offsetting to help improve these processes and contribute to the global efforts slow the rate of biodiversity loss due to development. The aim of my project is to improve our ability to cope with necessary or inevitable development projects by analyzing the metrics being used in offsetting, ultimately to increase the use of those metrics which best promote biodiversity persistence. My supervisors for this project are Brendan Wintle and Heini Kujala.
I completed my honours degree (first class) at the University of Auckland for my research on the native, and iconic Blue Duck. This project was focused on integrating juvenile dispersal behavior of this species with local management decisions regarding spatial prioritization of predator control. My supervisor for this project was Todd Dennis.
If you have any questions about my research please feel free to contact me!