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MEDIA: Great Barrier Reef dredging could damage fish populations
MEDIA: Great Barrier Reef dredging could damage fish populations

Given current discussion surrounding dredging on the Great Barrier Reef, Amelia’s research on the effects of sediment on larval fish has been getting lots of media attention. You can read the media release here, or the original research paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology.

RELEVANT SEMINAR: Dr. Christopher Raymond – Engaging local communities in conservation planning in an era of rapid environmental change
RELEVANT SEMINAR: Dr. Christopher Raymond – Engaging local communities in conservation planning in an era of rapid environmental change

Title (interview seminar): Engaging local communities in conservation planning in an era of rapid environmental change Presented by: Dr. Christopher Raymond, Research Fellow, Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia. Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark When: Wednesday, 22nd of October 2014; 14:30 to 15:30 hrs. Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research […]

SEMINAR: Anderson Sevilha – Systematic conservation planning for the Parana River Basin, Brazil, under climate change.
SEMINAR: Anderson Sevilha – Systematic conservation planning for the Parana River Basin, Brazil, under climate change.

Anderson Sevilha will be presenting his PhD Pre Completion seminar: “Systematic conservation planning for the Parana River Basin, Brazil, under climate change.” Anderson is supervised by Prof. Steve Williams and Prof. Robert Pressey. When: Thursday 25th September, 11am Where: James Cook University, Townsville Campus, Room 030 Building 145 (ATSIP) (Townsville campus map). Videolinked to Cairns Campus […]

SEMINAR: Jessica Cheok – Spatial prioritisation for marine conservation – Sensitivity of priorities to thematic and spatial resolution
SEMINAR: Jessica Cheok – Spatial prioritisation for marine conservation – Sensitivity of priorities to thematic and spatial resolution

Jessica Cheok will be presenting her Master of Philosophy Confirmation Seminar: “Spatial prioritisation for marine conservation –Sensitivity of priorities to thematic and spatial resolution” Abstract: Conservation resources in most circumstances are highly limited. Effective prioritisation of important biodiversity areas for conservation is thus paramount in most situations. In order to prioritise effectively, the influence of data […]

Incorporating climate change predictions into planning for conservation
Incorporating climate change predictions into planning for conservation

Conservation planning group postdoc April Reside recently visited the small African nation of Swaziland to collaborate with the researchers and masters students at the University of Swaziland. April has had a long standing collaboration with Prof Ara Monadjem and learnt about the conservation planning work in the pipeline there and the research that is being […]

Pressey Lab Retreat
Pressey Lab Retreat

This week, the conservation planning group are holding our 2014 lab retreat, at the Arcadian Surf Lifesaving Club, in Townsville. Annual lab retreats provide us with an opportunity to catch up with what everyone is working on, to reflect on individual challenges and opportunities for the year ahead, and brainstorm how we might support each […]

SEMINAR: Rebecca Weeks – Towards Explicit Objectives for Connectivity in Conservation Planning
Conservation Planning for Connectivity

Abstract: The need to consider connectivity in the design of marine reserve networks has long been recognised. Connectivity processes, with larval dispersal key amongst these, are critical to whether species persist in a region, how they respond to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and how they should be managed. However, in the context of conservation planning, […]

Modelling catchment nutrients and sediment loads to inform regional management of water quality in coastal-marine ecosystems
Modelling catchment nutrients and sediment loads to inform regional management of water quality in coastal-marine ecosystems

Researchers from the conservation planning group studied how using different catchment models can influence priority areas for catchment management to improve water quality in coastal-marine ecosystems. They assessed their application in selected catchments of the Gulf of California, where managing land-based threats to marine ecosystems is a priority. They found that patterns of pollutant supply […]

Follow up on IMCC3 and community outreach
Follow up on IMCC3 and community outreach

  As you know, The Conservation Planning Group was in Glasgow, Scotland this month for the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress. Not only all presentations and workshops went really well, but it was also a pleasure to reconnect with other members of the group scattered all around the world. An important goal of the 3rd IIMCC was […]

About Us
Our core group of researchers, led by Prof. Bob Pressey, is based at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, Australia. We collaborate widely with conservation biologists and practitioners worldwide.

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One Map Sums Up The Damage Caused By The Anti-Vaccination Movement | IFLScience http://t.co/DuUmKK3hO5
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Interesting paper on the impacts of comanagement in Latin America using data from multiple points in time http://t.co/fuLKU9GG9f
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