Staff details

Associate Professor
Research Group Leaders

Dr. Rhodes’ research is centred around three main themes: (1) biodiversity conservation in human-dominated and dynamically changing landscapes; (2) optimal monitoring for environmental management; and (3) koala ecology and conservation. He is particularly interested in how spatial ecological processes, human social processes and multiple threats interact to determine optimal decisions for biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes. He is also interested in how we can best learn about these systems through the design of optimal monitoring strategies and adaptive management. The approach he uses to addresses these questions is to link data and quantitative models with decision analysis.