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NEW PAPER: Identification of loggerhead male producing beaches in the south Atlantic: Implications for conservation.
NEW PAPER: Identification of loggerhead male producing beaches in the south Atlantic: Implications for conservation.

Mariana and colleagues from Brazil have recently published an article at the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology that determines the primary sex ratio of loggerhead hatchlings produced in Brazil during the last 25 years. Sea turtles have temperature dependent sex determination, with warmer temperatures producing more females. Therefore concern exists that global warming […]

Bali workshop on social-ecological monitoring and evaluation
Bali workshop on social-ecological monitoring and evaluation

Georgina recently participated in a workshop on social-ecological monitoring and evaluation hosted by the Indonesian branch of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The workshop was held in a beautiful villa in Bali; work-travel can have its benefits! Georgina is working with WCS, primarily Emily Darling who is leading the project, to develop a global social-ecological monitoring […]

New paper – Combatting illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing with information: A case of probable illegal fishing in the Tropical Eastern Pacific
New paper – Combatting illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing with information: A case of probable illegal fishing in the Tropical Eastern Pacific

One of Adrian Arias’ PhD chapters has just been published online. The article describes the lack of coordination between government, an NGO concerned with sustainable fisheries, and a regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO). Information obtained by the NGO indicated illegal fishing in Costa Rican waters, but the government has yet to react. The article states: […]

New paper: Factors influencing incidental representation of previously unknown conservation features in marine protected areas
New paper: Factors influencing incidental representation of previously unknown conservation features in marine protected areas

Alana, Bob and Tom Bridge from the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies recently published an article in Conservation Biology examining how to plan for protection of unknown habitats and species in marine protected areas. Using the Great Barrier Reef as a case study, they show that biodiversity can be ‘incidentally’ represented in no-take […]

The Northern Australia Environmental Research Portal is now live
The Northern Australia Environmental Research Portal is now live

The Northern Australia Environmental Resources Portal brings together this collection of environmental knowledge to help us manage the opportunities and expectations for land and water resources of the north. Research from the Tropical Rivers and Coastal Knowledge (TRaCK) consortium and the Northern Australia Hub has led to a dramatic increase in the knowledge and evidence […]

Can we protect the same areas to conserve terrestrial biodiversity and maintain coastal water quality?
Can we protect the same areas to conserve terrestrial biodiversity and maintain coastal water quality?

The need to integrate land and marine conservation planning has been pointed out by several studies, yet to date very little emphasis has been placed on examining terrestrial management for achieving marine conservation objectives. Researchers of the Conservation Planning Group published a study that further advances land-sea planning through developing a method that can guide […]

New paper: Integrated conservation and development: Evaluating a community-based marine protected area project for equality of socioeconomic impacts
New paper: Integrated conservation and development: Evaluating a community-based marine protected area project for equality of socioeconomic impacts

Georgina, Bob and others recently published a paper examining the equality of socioeconomic impacts of a marine protected area project in Indonesia. The paper was published in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B – “Measuring the difference made by protected areas: methods, applications and implications for policy and practice”. The […]

Workshop to plan for threatened species across Northern Australia
The Burrowing Bettong used to be common animals in the dry parts of Australia but now they have mostly disappeared. Photo: Arid Recovery

In Darwin from 17th to 19th of November, Bob Pressey, Stephanie Trotter, Jorge Álvarez-Romero and Jeremy Vanderwal led a workshop on threatened species in northern Australia. The workshop was funded by the Northern Australia NESP (National Environmental Science Program) Hub, with the main aim of designing a multi-year project to develop new data and more accurately identify […]

NEW PAPER: Coal, Cumulative Impacts and the Great Barrier Reef
NEW PAPER: Coal, Cumulative Impacts and the Great Barrier Reef

Alana, Bob and Jon recently published a manuscript in Conservation Letters that exposes the links between the Great Barrier Reef, climate change, energy production and the Australian coal mining industry. They propose new policies and processes that enable the consideration of the cumulative effect of coal mining by environmental decision makers. The manuscript is open access; feel […]

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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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