SEMINAR: Anderson Sevilha – Systematic conservation planning for the Parana River Basin, Brazil, under climate change.

Anderson Sevilha will be presenting his PhD Pre Completion seminar: "Systematic conservation planning for the Parana River Basin, Brazil, under climate change." Anderson is supervised by Prof. Steve Williams and Prof. Robert Pressey. When: Thursday 25th September, 11am Where: James Cook University, Townsville Campus, Room 030 Building 145 (ATSIP) (Townsville campus map). Videolinked to Cairns Campus … Continue reading SEMINAR: Anderson Sevilha – Systematic conservation planning for the Parana River Basin, Brazil, under climate change.

SEMINAR: Jessica Cheok – Spatial prioritisation for marine conservation – Sensitivity of priorities to thematic and spatial resolution

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

SEMINAR: Rebecca Weeks – Towards Explicit Objectives for Connectivity in Conservation Planning

Abstract: The need to consider connectivity in the design of marine reserve networks has long been recognised. Connectivity processes, with larval dispersal key amongst these, are critical to whether species persist in a region, how they respond to natural and anthropogenic disturbances, and how they should be managed. However, in the context of conservation planning, … Continue reading SEMINAR: Rebecca Weeks – Towards Explicit Objectives for Connectivity in Conservation Planning

SEMINAR: Ian Craigie – Terrestrial protected areas and the successful conservation of global wildlife populations

Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), James Cook University, Townsville; video-linked to the University of Queensland (GCI Boardroom, Level 7, Gehrmann Building 60) When: Thursday 14th of August 2014; 12:00 to 13:00 hrs Abstract: Ensuring protected areas (PAs) maintain the biodiversity within their boundaries is fundamental to achieving global conservation goals. … Continue reading SEMINAR: Ian Craigie – Terrestrial protected areas and the successful conservation of global wildlife populations

Follow up on 3MT competition: Congratulations!

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!

SEMINAR: Jorge Alvarez-Romero – A practical approach to design a network of marine reserves in the Midriff Islands (Gulf of California) considering connectivity and climate change

Seminar Title: A practical approach to design a network of marine reserves in the Midriff Islands (Gulf of California) considering connectivity and climate change Where: James Cook University Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research Building) Room #106 (upstairs), JCU, Townsville; video-linked to the University of Queensland (GCI Boardroom, Level 7, Gehrmann Building 60 When: Thursday 31st … Continue reading SEMINAR: Jorge Alvarez-Romero – A practical approach to design a network of marine reserves in the Midriff Islands (Gulf of California) considering connectivity and climate change

SEMINAR: Maurice Knight – A Brief History of the Coral Triangle Initiative

Apologies - due to unforeseen circumstances, Maurice's seminar has been postponed to a later date. A Brief History of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security and Perspectives on the Role and Outcomes of the USAID Coral Triangle Support Program Maurice will provide a broad overview of the USAID Coral Triangle … Continue reading SEMINAR: Maurice Knight – A Brief History of the Coral Triangle Initiative

SEMINAR: Kartik Shanker – Hunting for herpetofauna in the Western Ghats: a Wallacean approach to discovering diversity

UPDATE: Kartik's seminar is now online. Describing diversity and its causes is a long-standing pursuit in ecology and evolutionary biology. Recent models have combined the effects of environment and species ranges to create null models of distribution, which can be compared with empirical patterns of diversity at large spatial scales, but these fail to take … Continue reading SEMINAR: Kartik Shanker – Hunting for herpetofauna in the Western Ghats: a Wallacean approach to discovering diversity