Jennifer is a PhD candidate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her work, supervised by Prof Hugh Possingham, Dr Maria Beger, and Dr Carissa Klein, focuses on improving methods for applied conservation planning in marine and coastal ecosystems. She is interested in spatial conservation of highly mobile species and is developing methods to better capture fine-scale movement derived from satellite tracking data in order to minimise the risk of fisheries bycatch.
Jennifer also assists with decision-support for several marine conservation planning projects in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, WWF-Malaysia, The Coral Triangle Initiative and the Australian Government.
Previously, she worked on identifying conservation gaps in the Coral Triangle, identifying areas in California's National Marine Sanctuaries for seabird conservation and tracking invasive algae species in San Francisco Bay for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.