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Research Associate, The University of Queensland

Hedley's main research field is biodiversity conservation and spatial planning. He earned his PhD from the University of Queensland where he developed conservation planning approaches accounting for ecosystem dynamics and uncertainty. He has worked in academia and as a consultant before joining Conservation International. He is still a Research Associate at University of Queensland. He has conducted applied research projects in marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems in Australia, South East Asia, China, South Africa and Mediterranean Europe, and has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters.


  • 2009–present
    Research Associate, University of Queensland
  • 2011–present
    Director, Spatial Analysis and Planning, Conservation International


  • 2009 
    University of Queensland, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2006 
    Macquarie University, Master of Science (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Conservation And Biodiversity (050202)
  • Marine And Estuarine Ecology (Incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)