Associate Professor Jonathan Rhodes is an applied ecologist working at the interface between ecology, social science and economics to improve and better understand conservation decision-making. Jonathan is based in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management and the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at The University of Queensland (UQ). He received his PhD in Ecology in 2005 and has been at UQ since 2007, after two years at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart before that. Jonathan has a particular interest in understanding how spatial processes drive biodiversity and ecosystem services, and the implications of this for decision-making in conservation. He also has an interest in optimal monitoring and the benefits of learning and research investment for environmental decision-making. His work has applications across a wide range of scales from local to global and in both urban and rural landscapes.