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

Webinar – Learning from others: The new global conservation planning database

Presenter: Jorge Álvarez-Romero, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University UPDATED Date/Time: Wednesday, February 27, 3 pm in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Description: Creating a new marine conservation or management plan? Learn what others have done in the past – build on their research and experiences and how they addressed challenges – using … Continue reading Webinar – Learning from others: The new global conservation planning database

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

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

SEMINAR: Protecting the unknown – What data for local coral reef conservation planning?

Next Monday, Mélanie Hamel will present her PhD pre-completion seminar. Title: Protecting the unknown: what data for local coral reef conservation planning? Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville (map). When: Monday 15th June 2015, 12:00 to 13:00 hrs. Abstract: Systematic conservation planning helps to identify candidate protected areas to represent biodiversity … Continue reading SEMINAR: Protecting the unknown – What data for local coral reef conservation planning?

SEMINAR: Georgina Gurney – Improving the success of conservation planning: integration of socioeconomic considerations into the design and management of marine protected areas

* Update! You can view Georgina's seminar online! Check out the end of this post. This Wednesday, Georgina Gurney will present her PhD pre-completion seminar. Title: Improving the success of conservation planning: integration of socioeconomic considerations into the design and management of marine protected areas Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, … Continue reading SEMINAR: Georgina Gurney – Improving the success of conservation planning: integration of socioeconomic considerations into the design and management of marine protected areas

SEMINAR: Michele Barnes-Mauthe – Social-Ecological Linkages: an Integrative Systems Approach to Marine and Coastal Governance

The Conservation planning group will be meeting with Michelle over lunch next Wednesday, but first, catch her seminar on an Integrative Systems Approach to Marine and Coastal Governance Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville When: Monday 2nd February 2015; 12:00 to 1:00 hrs. Abstract: Considering the scale of anthropogenic … Continue reading SEMINAR: Michele Barnes-Mauthe – Social-Ecological Linkages: an Integrative Systems Approach to Marine and Coastal Governance