Alienor commenced at the University of Queensland (UQ) as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in October 2014. She is a quantitative ecologist with a keen interest in optimal decision-making. Her research is about enhancing our knowledge and implementation of species conservation and management using state-of-the-art techniques. At present, her research focuses how to design Protected Areas under global environmental change, maximising their benefits and minimising costs, while ensuring that goals for biodiversity and habitats are reached. She is also interested in how translocations can be successfully used as a conservation tool under climate change; the impact of climate change on species population dynamics; and how to design better management programmes for threatened species.