Matthew is a PhD candidate with the ICON Science Lab at RMIT University. Matthew's research focuses on conservation behaviours and is currently working on a range of projects including private land conservation, biodiversity footprint analysis, conservation behavior change and predictive modeling of human behavior.
Previously, Matthew worked in forest and prairie restoration projects in Minnesota and New York, and primate conservation and protected area management in West Africa. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota College of Natural Resources and his MSc from Imperial College London. His research is supported by RMIT University, the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, and the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program’s Threatened Species Hub.