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Paul Armsworth


Research Interest

Conservation, theoretical ecology


2003 – Ph.D., Stanford (Biological Sciences)
2000 – Ph.D., James Cook (Mathematics)


Dr. Armsworth’s research addresses applied questions in conservation as well as process-based questions in ecology and evolution. Research in his group integrates mathematical modeling, statistical analyses, and field surveys to address two questions:

  • How do we design more effective conservation investment strategies; and
  • What are the implications of different dispersal behaviors for population and community dynamics?


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  • Armsworth, P.R., Larson, E.R., Jackson, S.T., Sax, D.F., Simonin, P., Blossey, B., Green, N., Klein, M.L., Lester, L., Ricketts, T.H., Runge, M.C., Shaw, M.R. 2015. Are conservation organizations configured for effective adaptation to global change? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13, 163-169.
  • Armsworth, P.R. 2014. Inclusion of costs in conservation planning depends on limited data and hopeful assumptions. Annals of the New York Academy of the Sciences: Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology 2014, 1322, 61-76.
  • Armsworth, P.R., Cantu-Salazar, L., Parnell, M., Booth, J.E., Davies, Z.G., Stoneman, R. 2013. Opportunities for cost-sharing in conservation: variation in volunteering effort across protected areas. PLoS One, 8, e55395.
  • Armsworth, P.R., Acs, S., Dallimer, M., Gaston, K.J., Hanley, N.D., Wilson, P. 2012. The cost of policy simplification in conservation incentive programs. Ecology Letters, 15, 406-414.
  • Armsworth, P.R., Fishburn, I.S., Davies, Z.G., Gilbert, J., Leaver, N., Gaston, K.J. 2012. The size, concentration and growth of biodiversity conservation nonprofits. BioScience, 62, 271-281.
  • Armsworth, P.R., Cantu-Salazar, L., Parnell, M., Davies, Z.G., Stoneman, R. 2011. Management costs for small protected areas and economies of scale in habitat conservation. Biological Conservation, 141, 423-429.

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