Honours, February 2009 – November 2009, University of Queensland, Jointly supervised by Prof. Hugh Possingham

Research Assistant, July 2010 – current

Email: jessica.walsh@uqconnect.edu.au

Blog posts by Jessica

I am interested in conservation planning and ecology and in particular, the prioritisation of resource allocation. The objective of my current research is to specifiy how, where and when we should spend funds to achieve the greatest conservation outcome in a cost effective manner. I use decision support tools to determine which conservation actions provide the highest return on investment for every dollar spent. As part of my honours project, I developed a fine resolution resource allocation framework, using the malleefowl as a case study species. This will provide guidance on how to implement conservation management at a local level through optimal decision making.