My research is at the forefront of linking conservation science and quantitative tools from the field of artificial intelligence (AI). I develop artificial intelligence methods to provide guidance on how to make smart conservation decisions under imperfect knowledge and resource constraints.
I am the team leader of the Conservation Decisions team (CSIRO, Land and Water) a multi-disciplinary group with expertise in ecology, systematic conservation planning, priority threat management, artificial intelligence, and decision theory. Our motivation is to solve pressing global conservation problems. We do this by connecting ecological data with decision science to determine what actions to take, when and where to get the best outcomes for biodiversity conservation, while taking into account the many other competing needs of society.
We are members of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and collaborators of the NSF expedition CompSustNet research network.