The Conservation Planning Group at ESA 2016

The Ecology Society of Australia 2016 conference is happening now in Fremantle, Western Australia. A few of the Conservation Planning Group are in attendance, so come learn about what we're working on, and say hi! Tuesday 29th Nov, 15:00, Rottnest Room Rebecca Weeks - Expansion of marine reserve networks via social diffusion benefits ecological connectivity … Continue reading The Conservation Planning Group at ESA 2016

Seminar – Ed Scare: Making an impact in marine conservation

Next Tuesday, Ed Sacre will be presenting his PhD confirmation seminar: Making an impact in marine conservation: shifting the focus towards threat mitigation and avoiding residual conservation Abstract: To have the greatest impact in marine conservation we must minimise threats to marine biodiversity. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are one of the mostly widely used tools to … Continue reading Seminar – Ed Scare: Making an impact in marine conservation

The Conservation Planning Group at SCBO2016

Several members and of the Conservation Planning Group will be in Brisbane this week for the Society for Conservation Biology Oceania Congress. Our scheduled presentations are below. Hope to see you there! Name Presentation Session Day Time Room Jessica Blythe Building Governance Capacity Through Social Networks Social Network Analysis for Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities Wed 6th July 11:40 … Continue reading The Conservation Planning Group at SCBO2016

The Conservation Planning Group at ICRS 2016

Several members and recent alumni of the Conservation Planning Group will soon be off to Hawaii for the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium. Our scheduled presentations are below. Hope to see you there! Name Presentation Session Day Time Room Bob Pressey PLANNING AND MANAGING MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: FROM BELIEF SYSTEMS TO EVIDENCE 69 Evaluating the … Continue reading The Conservation Planning Group at ICRS 2016

Adrian Arias wins inaugural Glenn Almany Memorial Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Adrian Arias is the inaugural winner of the Glenn Almany Memorial Prize  for his research on management and practice in marine protected areas in Costa Rica: Arias, A, Cinner, JE, Jones, RE and Pressey, RL (2015). Levels and drivers of fishers’ compliance with marine protected areas. Ecology and Society 20(4):19. The Glenn … Continue reading Adrian Arias wins inaugural Glenn Almany Memorial Prize

Adventure Dream Jobs: Shark Researcher

PhD student Jess Cramp is currently featured as having one of Red Bull's "Adventure Dream Jobs". you can read about her roundabout route to becoming a marine conservationist, and where her PhD fits into that, on the Red Bull website. Above: Jess Cramp prepares to tag a silvertip shark © Andy Mann  

SEMINAR: Melissa Walsh – Marine Conservation Finance

Congrats to Melissa Walsh (previously Bos) for successfully completing her PhD exit seminar! You can read more about Melissa's research here.   Global natural capital sustains human well-being, but the economic costs of degradation are greater than investments into the management of natural resources, resulting in a large and growing conservation funding gap. Significant ongoing … Continue reading SEMINAR: Melissa Walsh – Marine Conservation Finance

SEMINAR: Louise Glew – The promise, potential and pitfalls of impact evaluation in the conservation sector

Policymakers need salient, legitimate and credible evidence on the social and ecological impacts of efforts to conserve global biodiversity. Fuelled by calls for increased rigor in documenting the impact of conservation interventions, a cohort of quasi-experimental studies has begun to quantify the impacts of conservation. The breadth and scope of these studies remains limited, focusing … Continue reading SEMINAR: Louise Glew – The promise, potential and pitfalls of impact evaluation in the conservation sector