Brendan Wintle

I’m Professor in Conservation Ecology in the Biosciences School at the University of Melbourne and one of the PIs in the QAECO group. I’m interested in uncertainty and conservation decision making. I coordinate and teach 3rd year Applied Ecology  I’m the Director of the Commonwealth Government funded National Environment Science Program Threatened Species Recovery Hub (NESP TSR), and I’m a theme leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions. I publish on technical and policy issues around conservation and natural resource management, including optimal conservation investment, optimal monitoring and adaptive management, systematic conservation planning, population viability analysis, and habitat modelling and mapping. I like walking in the bush, looking at animals and plants.  And soccer.

Working in QAECO is a wonderful thing largely because of the all brilliant group members that span all career stages, and who represent a huge variety of cultures and orientations. As a large and diverse research collaboration, we value diversity and inclusion. To get more of an idea of what I mean by that, please take a peek at our diversity and inclusion page.