José Lahoz-Monfort

Project Leader
Senior Lecturer - University of Melbourne
José Lahoz-Monfort is a Senior Lecturer in Ecological Modelling in the Quantitative and Applied Ecology Group, at the University of Melbourne, Australia.


With a mixed background blending telecom engineering, applied statistics and conservation science, he has an interest in the development, use and evaluation of novel and emerging technologies that can help biodiversity conservation and management. His broader research interests include wildlife monitoring techniques, demography and population dynamics, species distribution models, and the statistical methods that underpin these areas.


Some of his latest projects evaluate the efficiency of drones, thermal, and acoustic monitoring technologies, keeping in mind considerations of robust statistical analysis and monitoring objectives. He is the founder and president of the Conservation Technology Working Group of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), and has a keen interest in open-source technology for conservation.