I am interested in conservation biology, particularly in tropical forests. I work on applied ecology and conservation questions, usually with birds as study organisms. Lately I have become fascinated by climate change impacts on tropical species. I also have strong interests in threatened species classification systems and avian migration.
For my PhD (commenced 2008) I am studying the effects of climate change on Southeast Asian and Australian birds. I am particularly interested in:
(1) Evaluating extinction risk in light of climate change,
(2) Improving predictions of avian distributional shifts from climate change, and
(3) Using different combinations of models to evaluate the conservation status of large numbers of species.