Darren is now a postdoctoral researcher in the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Threatened Species Recovery Hub through the University of Melbourne. His research currently focuses on adaptive management and optimal monitoring of threatened species, particularly Malleefowl in southern Australia.
Darren completed his PhD with CEED at the University of Melbourne on the optimal management of metapopulations across space and time. He developed case studies to inform management of cane toads in northern Australia and growling grass frogs in outer Melbourne. Prior to undertaking his PhD, Darren worked at the Australian Antarctic Division and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.