Dr Ascelin Gordon

Dr Ascelin Gordon is a Senior Lecturer in the Sustainability and Urban Planning program within the Centre for Urban Research.

My research interests are around interdisciplinary problems in conservation science. Most of my previous research has focused on developing quantitative and qualitative approaches for understanding the impacts of environmental policies and programs on biodiversity values in the landscape. As part of this I have undertaken extensive research on biodiversity offsetting, impact evaluation for conservation, conservation planning, spatial prioritization and private land conservation.

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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

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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

CUR Stories

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.

CUR Stories

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.

CUR Stories

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

Quantifying the ‘avoided’ biodiversity impacts associated with economic development

Joseph W Bull, Laura J Sonter, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Martine Maron, Divya Narain, April E Reside, Luis E Sánchez, Nicole Shumway, Amrei von Hase, Fabien Quétier

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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The hidden biodiversity risks of increasing flexibility in biodiversity offset trades

Sophus O.S.E. zu Ermgassen, Martine Maron, Christine M. Corlet Walker, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Jeremy S. Simmonds, Niels Strange, Morgan Robertson, Joseph W. Bull

Biological Conservation

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Understanding Australia’s national feral cat control effort

Dr Georgia Garrard, Alexander M. Kusmanoff, Richard Faulkner, Chathuri L. Samarasekara, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Alice Johnstone, Isaac R. Peterson, Dr Nooshin Torabi, Yan Wang, Professor Sarah Bekessy

Wildlife Research

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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

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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, Dr Emily Gregg, Dr Alex Kusmanoff, Winnifred Louis, Katie Moon, Jenny Robinson, Dr Matthew Selinske, Danielle Shanahan, Vanessa Adams
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