Prof Peter Vesk

Project Leader
The University of Melbourne

Peter Vesk has been working on the ecology of plant communities and the animals they support for 15 years. He is Associate Professor and Reader in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.

Peter has worked on the restoration of woodland ecosystems and the benefits for birds and on monitoring restoration success. His work has included Grey Box woodlands and the Grey-crowned Babbler in Victoria.

Recognising the complexity of managing threatened ecosystems and species has led Peter to focus on structured decision making and adaptive management in his work. In particular, the importance of clear objectives, formal models of the process and learning about the critical uncertainties that actually matter to the recovery of threatened ecosystems and species.