Martina Di Fonzo


What do you do?
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and the NERP Environmental Decision Hub, in Professor Hugh Possingham’s lab at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. My research is focused on two main topics: developing decision frameworks for prioritising threatened species conservation under a limited budget and understanding how differences in wildlife population time-series dynamics can be used as a mechanism for prioritising conservation and informing optimal monitoring strategies.

Where are you originally from?
Edinburgh/Rome/via South East Asia

Artist or Scientist?

What inspires you?
I am really interested in exploring how the arts can communicate conservation messages, and whether artistic media can be used to raise awareness about biodiversity loss across a wider audience.  I enjoy drawing and visiting art galleries, and I am keen to apply my creative interests to this project. I am inspired by the beautiful abstract patterns that arise in nature.