My research interests are focused on developing and applying decision-theoretic approaches in conservation and natural resource management that explicitly consider feedbacks between system components, and trade-offs between strategies. I am particularly interested in the application of tools and findings from multiple disciplines to conservation and in developing novel techniques to achieve a better understanding of the dynamics of social-ecological systems (SESs). In my doctoral research I investigate the role and implications of different types of uncertainty for the management of SESs, using the conservation of harvested ungulate species in the Serengeti, Tanzania, as a case study. Within an integrated social-ecological framework, I adapted a tool developed in fisheries science to test the robustness of decisions to different types of uncertainty by modelling the whole management system. I have already published two papers from my doctoral studies and have another one in review. My doctoral research has been conducted in collaboration with the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute and Frankfurt Zoological Society as part of an international interdisciplinary project (HUNTing for Sustainability; http://fp7hunt.net/
). In addition, I have two manuscripts under preparation in collaboration with researchers from Kent University (UK) and Imperial College; these resulted from projects on improving the reliability of data used to inform conservation decisions.