Dr Ascelin Gordon has expertise in the field of Conservation Science and he is working to find solutions to a range of applied environmental and conservation problems.
Conservation science; statistical modelling; simulation and complexity theory; ecology; conservation biology; ecological modelling; urban planning; decision theory.
Dr Ascelin Gordon was awarded a PhD in Particle Physics from the University of Melbourne but has moved into the interdisciplinary field of Conservation Science. His expertise which spans statistical modelling, simulation and complexity theory through to ecology, conservation biology, ecological modelling, urban planning and decision theory enables him to make a unique contribution to this emerging interdisciplinary field. Dr Gordon’s major research themes are: evaluating conservation policies; conservation on private land; and spatially prioritizing conservation actions in human dominated landscapes. He has played a significant role in establishing and running RMIT’s Interdisciplinary Conservation Science research group which engages in interdisciplinary and collaborative research to find solutions to a range of applied environmental and conservation problems.
Dr Gordon has a strong publications and citations record and has success in attracting ARC funding. He also has extensive experience liaising with government bodies and community sectors through research projects, providing policy advice, or undertaking research consultancies.
Dr Gordon was awarded a VC Senior Research Fellowship in 2015 and is based in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.