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Lecturer Head, Cook Research Group; School of Biological Sciences, Monash University

Carly's research group are focused on improving the use of scientific information in environmental decisions through a range of applied research questions and by developing decision-support tools. Her current research interests include:

understanding the types of evidence conservation managers use and why
evaluating and improving tools for evidence-based conservation, such as systematic reviews, management effectiveness evaluations and structured decision-making
developing cost-effective indicators for monitoring changes in ecosystem condition
understanding the consequences for management decisions when managers do not use scientific information
the use of expert opinion and local ecological knowledge
the development of management thresholds to guide decisions about when to intervene in managed ecosystems
identifying new and emerging threats to biodiversity


  • –present
    Lecturer Head, Cook Research Group; School of Biological Sciences , Monash University