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Developing novel solutions to conservation and management problems

Our research is motivated by real-world conservation management and policy problems. We specialise in integrating social, economic, and ecological information to develop solutions that improve outcomes for nature πŸƒ and people πŸ‘±β€β™€οΈ. We πŸ’™ all things ocean so tend to focus our effort on conserving marine and coastal ecosystems! 🌊🏝

Common to all of our research projects is that it’s applied and conducted in partnership with end users.

Our research generally falls into 4 themes: land-sea conservation planning, ocean zoning and protected area design, social equity in conservation, and sustainable seafood 🐟

Our team consists of enthusiastic students, postdocs, and research assistants working on a diverse range of topics in conservation science.

Past team members have gone on to work on exciting projects in a range of institutions around the world! We welcome new students and postdocs keen to join our team – please contact Carissa at to discuss πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬

The most up-to-date list of our publications is found on Google Scholar, here! We also make an effort to communicate our research with the wider community through popular media 🀿