The Conservation Planning Group focuses on spatial solutions to diverse resource management problems, involving the design of conservation areas and applications of a variety of conservation actions. Our goal is to guide management that promotes the persistence and sustainable use of natural resources, and that is implemented with local communities and other stakeholders.

We work in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. We are an international team of researchers with study areas spread across and around Australia, through the Coral Triangle and Oceania, and further afield in Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and Costa Rica. In designing and conducting our research, we place a high value on engagement with managers and policy makers, from local communities to local, state and federal governments and non-government organizations.

You can read more about our research themes using the links below: