Evaluating CEED’s impact What is CEED’s impact? If CEED was an academic its impact might be summarised by its publication record. To date, CEED research has produced more than 800 journal publications over the last six years. One in every 28 journal papers are considered ‘highly-cited’, meaning they have received enough citations to place them […]
What difference do we make?
Earlier this year CEED’s Chief Investigators came together at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat (Lamington National Park, Qld, CIs are pictured) to reflect on CEED’s impact on the world of environmental decision science and to plan a ‘book of lessons’ emerging out of our research. CEED didn’t invent decision science but, through its research and tool development, […]
CEED really has made its mark Environmental decision science is now a ‘thing’ and CEED and its related networks and partnerships can justifiably (and proudly) claim a lion share of the credit in raising the profile of this rapidly emerging field of conservation science. Back in the 1990s, statistical ecology in Australia was strong, but […]
When did the notion of ‘ecosystem services’ take on real meaning? In one sense, it stretches back to the beginning of history with Plato noting the connection between deforestation, soil erosion and the drying of springs. However, attempting to frame the benefits of nature in a way that enabled us to make decisions around the […]
As most of you know, I’m leaving CEED to take on the role of The Chief Scientist at The Nature Conservancy. This is my last issue of Decision Point as CEED’s Director. I’ve been working with you in this network (in its various forms) for the past decade and it’s been a wonderful time – full of exciting science and valuable and respectful collaborations.
One of legacies of CEED is the network of people it brings together. Here are a few of the faces of that network, the people behind the stories in this issue of Decision Point. Elisa Bayraktarov & Megan Saunders Elisa’s research interests are in the effects of global and local threats on endangered ecosystems and […]
As a firm believer of the potential of big data for conservation biology, last year I co-organised a workshop at the UQ node of CEED together with Alienor Chauvenet (UQ), Jose Lahoz- Monfort (UMelb) and Michael Bode (UMelb) on “Big Data hits Conservation Biology”. Over 30 researchers from the University of Queensland, the University of […]
Every two years the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions brings its people together in one place to share new ideas, reflect on what’s been happening and plan for the future. In December, CEED’s 2015 conference was held in Canberra at the Australian National University. As always it generated a wealth of ideas, catalysed […]
What is CEED? Go to our website and you’ll read it’s a ‘partnership’ and a ‘world-leading research centre’ (for solving environmental management problems and for evaluating the outcomes of environmental actions). Of course, that’s true but it says little about the people that make up CEED. At its heart, CEED is a network of people […]
The Tulloch twins take the world’s most used conservation planning software to Spain Marxan, the world’s most popular conservation planning software has just made landfall in Barcelona, Spain. She wasn’t on holiday (Marxan’s creators like to think of the program as ‘she’), she was there for work, being introduced to a group of postgraduate students, […]
CEED and its many international linkages The problem of conserving biodiversity with inadequate resources is a problem everywhere. It’s not restricted to Australia. While the operations of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) are largely based in Australia, both our science network and the impacts of our research are truly international. Our […]