Matthew's work in conservation management over 15 years has highlighted the paucity of biological information available to inform conservation management
for so many of our threatened species. This has led him to a particular interest in developing novel and robust monitoring programs for populations
for highly mobile, rare or elusive species for which information is usually lacking.
Matthew has developed and continues to implement a unique population-level monitoring program for the Critically Endangered swift parrot which
has revealed dramatic spatial shifts in their breeding distribution highlighting severe habitat limitation, ongoing habitat loss, and variable
exposure to nest predation. In addition, he has spent over a decade conducting fieldwork on the orange-bellied parrot.
Matthew's work continues to focus on identifying processes threatening our native species, quantifying population trends and identifying clear and
measurable actions to recovery our endangered species.