Professor of Conservation Biology, Massey University

Doug's research program focuses on improving methods for understanding population and meta-population dynamics of threatened wildlife, with particular application to reintroduction. This research involves analyses of field experiments and long-term data sets within the frameworks of adaptive management and structured decision making. Field projects have involved many different wildlife restoration projects around the North Island of New Zealand as well as offshore islands, and an 11-year project on management of native forest fragments on Rereahu farms in the central North Island.

His research interests include: conservation biology, wildlife management, population modelling and ecological restoration.