The Conservation Planning Group Applied conservation research

The Conservation Planning Group
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 […]

SEMINAR: Ian Craigie – Terrestrial protected areas and the successful conservation of global wildlife populations
SEMINAR: Ian Craigie – Terrestrial protected areas and the successful conservation of global wildlife populations

Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), James Cook University, Townsville; video-linked to the University of Queensland (GCI Boardroom, Level 7, Gehrmann Building 60) When: Thursday 14th of August 2014; 12:00 to 13:00 hrs Abstract: Ensuring protected areas (PAs) maintain the biodiversity within their boundaries is fundamental to achieving global conservation goals. […]

Follow up on 3MT competition: Congratulations!
Follow up on 3MT competition: Congratulations!

Today was the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies‘ 3MT competition. All presenters, including Amelia and Georgina who represented the Conservation Planning Group, did a really great job today (see abstracts), which made the competition pretty tough…   Special congratulations to Georgina Gurney, winner of the “Graduate Student” category with her presentation on the effects of Marine Protected Areas […]

VISITOR: Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai (WCS)
VISITOR: Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai (WCS)

The Conservation Planning Group often welcomes visitors from other universities, NGOs or governmental institutions to share experiences, discuss current projects and create new collaborations. This week, Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai from the Wildlife Conservation Society (Fiji) took a few days in her busy schedule after the attending the ATBC conference in Cairns to come meet with several members […]

The Conservation Planning Group at IMCC3
The Conservation Planning Group at IMCC3

The conservation planning group will soon be heading off to Glasgow, Scotland, for the third International Marine Conservation Congress. We’re leading two symposia, have seven presentations, and two posters in the Exhibit hall, so come and say hi! We’ll also be tweeting on #ConsPlan and #IMCC3. SYMPOSIA: Building an evidence base for marine conservation: evaluating […]

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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