BSc (Hons), Ph D DSc,
Grad. Dip. Comp. Stud. Melbourne
I trained as a community ecologist but have pioneered many new areas in the emerging disciplines of conservation ecology, landscape ecology and ecological futures. I link research from terrestrial and freshwater ecology with large-scale modelling to treat landscapes as integrated systems, which is an area in increasing need of concentrated effort. I have worked extensively on the floodplain forests of the southern Murray-Darling basin, culminating in a synthesis published in Water Resources Research (2011).
I have served on more than 20 Australia-wide and state panels with responsibilities for developing conservation planning, and was a scientific expert for the 2nd Australian Bird Atlas program and was a member of the Scientific Reference Group advising Victoria's strategic document: Biodiversity and Soil Health in a Time of Climate Change (2008-2010).
I have published one book (Cambridge University Press), many book chapters and more than 190 refereed articles. I served for 13 years (1995-2007) on the editorial board for Austral Ecology, for two years with Conservation Biology, and since 2005 with Diversity & Distributions. I was awarded a DSc from my alma mater (The University of Melbourne) in 2002, and I am an inaugural ARC Discovery Outstanding Researcher.
Change ecology; ecological futures; spatial ecology; community ecology; landscape ecology; ecosystem dynamics; ecological inference