Abstract: Biodiversity conservation in the face of climate change requires managing current areas of high value, and areas of future value such as those needed for species to track suitable habitat. For maximum benefit, carbon storage and sequestration should be included without jeopardising biodiversity priorities. Priority areas for both biodiversity and carbon can then be … Continue reading SEMINAR: April Reside – Conservation planning for climate change adaptation
The Conservation Planning for a Changing Coastal Zone project team, Owen, Ben and Amélie, are making good progress towards finalising the prototype scenario-Bayesian networks method as a decision support tool for GBR managers. Owen, from Bayesian Intelligence, was contracted to complete the BN and apply them spatially. He will be presenting the overall project with … Continue reading SEMINAR: Assessing cumulative impacts of coastal development using spatial scenarios and Bayesian networks: a case study on the Great Barrier Reef
Title (interview seminar): Engaging local communities in conservation planning in an era of rapid environmental change Presented by: Dr. Christopher Raymond, Research Fellow, Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia. Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark When: Wednesday, 22nd of October 2014; 14:30 to 15:30 hrs. Where: Building 19 (Kevin Stark Research … Continue reading RELEVANT SEMINAR: Dr. Christopher Raymond – Engaging local communities in conservation planning in an era of rapid environmental 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.
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
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
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
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!
Georgie and Amelia will be representing the Conservation Planning Group at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies' Three minute thesis competition. Good luck to them... and the other competitors of course! When: Friday 1st August 2014; 15:00 to 16:00 (with drinks and nibbles following the competition) Where: James Cook University Building 32 … Continue reading Three minute thesis competition