Dr Ascelin Gordon

Dr Ascelin Gordon is a Senior Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group within the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.

His research focuses on decision-making for allocating resources for conservation. This includes work on developing modelling approaches for understanding the impacts of environmental policies on biodiversity values in the landscape. He is also part of the multi-institution Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) funded by the Australian Research Council, and the National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

Expert commentary on...

Biodiversity offsetting; Conservation planning and spatial prioritisation; Setting priorities for conservation investment using ecological and economic theory; Ecological populating modelling; Risk and decision-making for conservation; Species Distribution Modelling; Conservation on private land and market based instruments for conservation

View Full profile

Related Content

Projects

New statistical approaches for analysing foodwebs and species distributions

2016 (ongoing)

A new generation of Bayesian species distribution models will provide improved predictions of species occurrence in the landscape.

Evaluating environment policy that has immediate costs but long-term gains

2016 (ongoing)

Evaluating environment policy that has immediate costs but long-term gains.

New statistical approaches for analysing foodwebs and species distributions

2016–2018

A new generation of Bayesian species distribution models will provide improved predictions of species occurrence in the landscape.

The Little Things that Run the City

2015–2017

How do Melbourne’s green spaces support insect biodiversity and promote ecosystem health?

News & Blog

Blog

How should I vote if I care about preventing the extinction of nature?

17 May 2019

Some voters heading to the polls this weekend may be casting their ballot with biodiversity in mind, after a major UN report released last week highlighted the global extinction crisis facing more than a million species.

News

Researchers on journey to new discoveries with $2.3m ARC grants

16 May 2016

Researchers from RMIT received funding to deliver innovative, impact-associated research from the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme.

News

Pop-up parks provide more than a patch of grass

17 November 2014

Temporary pop-up parks and green spaces have long been considered the playthings of the inner-city hipster.

Publications

Offsetting impacts of development on biodiversity and ecosystem services

Laura J. Sonter, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Carla Archibald, Jeremy S. Simmonds, Michelle Ward, Jean Paul Metzger, Jonathan R. Rhodes, Martine Maron

AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment

View Publication

Messaging matters: A systematic review of the conservation messaging literature

Lindall R.Kidd, Dr Georgia Garrard, Professor Sarah Bekessy, Morena Milla, Adrian Camilleri, Fiona Fidler, Kelly Fielding, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Emily Gregg, Dr Alex Kusmanoff, Winnifred Louis, Katie Moon, Jenny Robinson, Dr Matthew Selinske, Danielle Shanahan, Vanessa Adams
View Publication