Two new papers, from Rafael's PhD thesis, were published this year and are now online at Ecography and PLoS ONE. The first is a new attempt to incorporate multi species connectivity into conservation planning for coral reefs. By using a combination of remote sensing techniques and biophysical modelling tools, the paper aims to provide an … Continue reading Two new papers on Brazilian coral reefs
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.
UPDATE: Mariana's seminar is now available online. Resources for conserving biodiversity are invariably insufficient. This situation creates the need for transparent systematic frameworks to help stakeholders prioritise the allocation of resources across multiple management actions. This issue is particularly important for threatened species, such as marine turtles that have complex life histories and are exposed … Continue reading SEMINAR: Mariana Fuentes – Prioritising multiple management actions for marine turtle conservation
Mariana Fuentes has started a new project in collaboration with Fundação Pró-Tamar to explore the spatio-temporal variability of hawksbill and loggerhead turtle hatchling sex ratio in Brazil. Marine turtles have temperature-dependent sex determination, where their sex ratio is determined by the nest temperature. Projected increases in temperature may skew sea turtle population′s sex ratios towards … Continue reading News from the field: Turtles in Brazil
Have you ever wondered how Brazil meets its marine conservation objectives? Brazil is generally known for it’s forests, football and parties but the country’s marine resources are also spectacular, and includes bays where over thousands of dolphins aggregate as the sun sets over the ocean. To understand how well these resources are protected, Rafael Magris … Continue reading NEW PAPER: Analysis of Progress Towards a Comprehensive System of Marine Protected Areas in Brazil