Seminar: Edmond Sacre – Developing spatial prioritisation strategies to maximise the conservation impact of protected area networks

Friday June 21, 11:00 to 12:00 hrs (AEST)JCU Location: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room 106 (upstairs), JCU, TownsvilleUQ Video link: RSVP Karin at k.zwiep@uq.edu.auUWA Video link: RSVP Rose at rose.berdin@uwa.edu.au Abstract: Despite the rapid expansion of the global protected area network over recent decades, Earth’s biodiversity continues to decline at an alarming rate. These declines, along with evidence to suggest that … Continue reading Seminar: Edmond Sacre – Developing spatial prioritisation strategies to maximise the conservation impact of protected area networks

Seminar: Jeremy Horowiz – Deep, Diverse & Difficult: Overcoming multiple biodiversity shortfalls to inform conservation in the oceans

Wednesday June 12th 10:00 to 11:00 hrs (AEST)Location: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room 106 (upstairs), JCU, TownsvilleUQ videolink: RSVP Karin at k.zwiep@uq.edu.auUWA videolink: RSVP Rose at rose.berdin@uwa.edu.au Abstract: Factors influencing the origin and maintenance of biodiversity have long fascinated and been debated by scientists. Knowledge about biodiversity patterns is limited by the logistical challenges of sampling remote and/or inaccessible habitats (e.g. … Continue reading Seminar: Jeremy Horowiz – Deep, Diverse & Difficult: Overcoming multiple biodiversity shortfalls to inform conservation in the oceans

The Conservation Planning Group at Resilience 2017

At the end of this week, members of The Conservation Planning Group will be travelling to Stockholm for the Resilience 2017 conference Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability. The conference programme is available to download here. For those attending, if you want to catch our presentations: Georgina Gurney - "Multiple communities, one Reef: redefining community based on place … Continue reading The Conservation Planning Group at Resilience 2017

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 – Edmond Sacre: Making an impact in marine conservation

Next Tuesday, Edmond 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 – Edmond Sacre: 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