NEW PAPER: Modelling coral reef futures to inform management: can reducing local-scale stressors conserve reefs under climate change?

Decisions about when, where and how environmental management actions should be implemented are based on what we think will happen in the future; for example, how natural and human systems will respond to management actions. In a paper recently published in PloS ONE, we develop a simulation model of coral reefs to provide decision support … Continue reading NEW PAPER: Modelling coral reef futures to inform management: can reducing local-scale stressors conserve reefs under climate change?

SEMINAR: Jess Cheok – Co-management in Australia’s Marine Protected Areas

Jess Cheok will be presenting her MPhil confirmation seminar: “Developing a theoretical framework to evaluate the current status and progress of co-management in Australia's Marine Protected Areas.” Jess's project aims to amalgamate existing theories on co-management of protected areas into a cohesive theoretical framework (co-management matrix). Formulating this framework is important because existing theories on … Continue reading SEMINAR: Jess Cheok – Co-management in Australia’s Marine Protected Areas

NEW PAPERS: Effects of errors in spatial data sets, and the role of students in bridging the research-implementation gap

Two new papers from the Conservation Planning group in a recent issue of Conservation Biology: Effects of Errors and Gaps in Spatial Data Sets on Assessment of Conservation Progress Data on the location of existing protected areas and biological features are essential to conservation planning but are always plagued with errors. However, the impact of … Continue reading NEW PAPERS: Effects of errors in spatial data sets, and the role of students in bridging the research-implementation gap