Jessica is an interdisciplinary conservation scientist, with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness of conservation actions to inform environmental management and policy decisions. She draws on techniques from evidence-based conservation, systematic conservation planning, ecological modelling and social science to quantify the cost-effectiveness of actions, and develop decision support tools to improve outcomes for biodiversity and ecosystems.
Her research has ranged from identifying barriers and solutions to knowledge exchange between conservation scientists and practitioners, invasive species management, data-limited fisheries, and conservation of threatened birds, mammals and fish.
Jessica Walsh's Articles
Conservation legislation falling flat
The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is failing to adequately conserve and protect threatened species, and its scope needs widening.