Jessica Cheok will be presenting her Master of Philosophy Confirmation Seminar: “Spatial prioritisation for marine conservation –Sensitivity of priorities to thematic and spatial resolution” Abstract: Conservation resources in most circumstances are highly limited. Effective prioritisation of important biodiversity areas for conservation is thus paramount in most situations. In order to prioritise effectively, the influence of data … Continue reading SEMINAR: Jessica Cheok – Spatial prioritisation for marine conservation – Sensitivity of priorities to thematic and spatial resolution
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 … Continue reading Follow up on IMCC3 and community outreach
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 … Continue reading Follow up on 3MT competition: Congratulations!
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 … Continue reading VISITOR: Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai (WCS)
Bula vinaka! Ten members of The Conservation Planning Group will be attending The Society for Conservation Biology - Oceania meeting in Fiji on July 9 - 11th 2014. The theme of this year is "Resilient island ecosystems and communities" and three sub-themes will be addressed: "Vulnerable ecosystems, communities and species", "Adaptive & community-based management of socio-ecological … Continue reading Society for Conservation Biology – Oceania meeting is approaching!
Melissa Bos has a piece just out in The Conversation. " In the midst of harsh cuts to Great Barrier Reef management and research, including cuts to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Australian Institute of Marine Science, the Department of Environment has proposed a new A$40 million Reef Trust. While the Reef Trust will … Continue reading CONVERSATION PIECE: The $40 million Reef Trust is a good start, but it could be better
A new paper has been published by April Reside and colleagues in conjunction with the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change at JCU on the biological and physical characteristics of climate change refugia for biodiversity, in Austral Ecology. This paper was an outcome of work funded by the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility. Places … Continue reading New Paper: Characteristics of climate change refugia for Australian biodiversity
Vera Horigue, Prof. Bob Pressey, and Prof. Perry Aliño recently published a paper entitled "Evaluating management performance of MPA networks in the Philippines," in Ocean and Coastal Management. This study investigated the management performance of MPA networks managed by small disparate multiple governance units in collaborative partnerships. You can download the paper below, or contact Vera Horigue for a pdf of … Continue reading NEW PAPER: Evaluating management performance of MPA networks in the Philippines
Some members of The Conservation Planning Group recently published a couple of papers in Biological Conservation and Conservation Letters on incorporating the social dimensions of the planning region into conservation planning. You can download the papers below, or contact Morena Mills for a pdf of the articles: Mills, M., Pressey, R. L., Ban, N. C., Foale, S., … Continue reading NEW PAPERS: social dimensions of the conservation planning region