News

NOTE: THIS WEBSITE IS NOT BEING UPDATED ON A REGULAR BASIS. PLEASE VISIT MY UNIVERSITY WEBSITE INSTEAD.

June 2012: New, slightly passionate rant on "Academia's obsession with quantity" published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Early 2012: Human Behavior and Sustainability (Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment), available for download here.

BLOG: Visit (and follow) our blog on "Ideas for sustainability"; you can also follow it via Twitter.

February 2012: I have set up a new website with advice on writing journal articles

December 2011: I was interviewed by Thomson Reuters -- here's the link.

Welcome to my website

I am an ecologist with interests in biodiversity conservation in human-modified landscapes. I am also particularly interested in interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability research. My research is solution-oriented, with an emphasis on real-world problems rather than curiosity-driven science. Since November 2010, I have been based at Leuphana University Lueneburg (Germany); before then I worked at the Australian National University. My background, interests and research philosophy are described in detail here.

Current projects

  • Fostering sustainable development in Eastern Europe: A case study of ancient agricultural landscapes in Central Romania. Please visit the project website. It includes regular project updates.

Past projects (selected)