Hedley is a dedicated conservation scientist and Senior Technical Director within the Integrated Assessment and Planning team at the Betty and Gordon Moore Centre for Science and Oceans at Conservation International (CI). Hedley's main focus is on biodiversity conservation, sustainable development at the landscape and seascape scale, impact assessment and compensation, and natural capital accounting. He is a specialist on integrating science into planning and decision-making for conservation and sustainable development. His experience includes working alongside NGO's, governments, development banks, communities and with the private sector. He earned his PhD from the University of Queensland where he developed conservation planning approaches accounting for ecosystem dynamics, adaptive management, and uncertainty. He has worked in academia and as a consultant before joining Conservation International. He is still a Research Associate at University of Queensland. He has conducted applied research and on-the-ground projects in marine, terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems in Australia, Asia, Africa, South America, Mediterranean Europe and Antarctica and published over 40 peer reviewed publications.