Simon completed a Master of Science at University of Queensland in 2007 exploring the implications of threatened species policies on conservation planning. Using East Kalimantan province in Borneo as a case study, he found that cost effective reserve designs could be achieved for most mammals when efforts were focused towards threatened species. Whether this holds true for all biodiversity (i.e. non-mammals) and in other locales remained the subject of further research.
Simon is an ecologist. He works in environmental resource allocation and management which can and often does involve a wide range of aspects, from impact assessment to conservation planning. He is interested in exploring unusual solutions, and the ramifications these may have for biodiversity. This involves conservation planning, optimal resource allocation, trade-offs, bio-banking schemes, carbon payments, large and small scale. His interests are broad but linked by a common theme: balancing development with biodiversity goals.
MSc, Conservation Biology, University of Queensland, January-October 2007
BSc (Hon), Marine ecology, the University of Adelaide, 2001
BSc Biology, Flinders University, 1998-2000
Drummond, S. P., Wilson, K., Meijaard, E., Watts, M., Dennis, R., Christy, L., Possingham, H. (2010). Influence of a Threatened‐Species Focus on Conservation Planning. Conservation Biology, 24(2), pp.441-449
Wilson, K., Meijaard, E., Drummond, S. P., Grantham, H. S., Boitani, L., Catullo, G., Christy, L., Dennis, R., Dutton, I., Falcucci, A., Maiorano, L., Possingham, H. P., Rondinini, C., Turner, W., Venter, O., Watts, M. (2010). Conserving biodiversity in production landscapes. Ecological Applications, 20(6), pp.1721-1732
Drummond, S. P. (2007). Minesite rehabilitation: the importance of effective monitoring design to ensure sustainable outcomes, International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 3 (1), pp. 129-136.
Drummond, S. P., Connell, S. D. (2005). Quantifying percentage cover on subtidal rocky reefs: a comparison of the costs and benefits of standard methods, Marine and Freshwater Research, 56(6), pp. 865-876.
Drummond, S. P., Wilson, K., Meijaard, E., Possingham, H. et al. (2009). Conserving biodiversity in production landscapes, presentation at 11th Annual BIOdiversity and Economics for CONservation (BIOECON) Conference, Venice, Italy 21-22 September 2009.
Drummond, S. P., Davey, C., Aeberli, A., Ward, S., Steffens-Bartrim, M. (2009). Modern, effective vegetation monitoring using modified multispectral image capture, Poster presentation at INTECOL 10 – Ecology in a changing climate, Brisbane, Australia 16-21 August 2009.
Drummond, S. P., Wilson, K., Meijaard, E., Watts, M., Dennis, R., Christy, L., Possingham, H. (2009). The influence of a threatened species focus on conservation planning, Poster presentation at INTECOL 10 – Ecology in a changing climate, Brisbane, Australia 16-21 August 2009.
Drummond, S. P. (2007). Minesite rehabilitation: the importance of effective monitoring design to ensure sustainable outcomes, presentation at 3rd International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Chennai, India 4 – 8 January 2007.