Daniel Rutledge

Daniel Rutledge

Maanki Whenua Landcare Research, NZ - senior scientist, landscape ecology and complex systems, governance and policy team

Education:

BA Int Sci/Ecology & Evol Bio, Northwestern University, USA

MS Ecology, University of Tennessee, USA

PhD Fisheries & Wildlife, Michigan State University, USA

Bio:

My research aims to provide better knowledge and information needed by society to achieve the broad goals of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation. To that end it has three main facets: 1) understanding and characterising complex systems including interactions among culture, economy, environment, and society (i.e the 4 “pillars” of sustainable development), 2) developing models to characterize the past, present, and explore possible future scenarios of systems across various scales, and 3) integrating the knowledge and models into decision-making processes, especially decisions affecting land use and land cover change.