Don’t forget the weather

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Building models for better decisions

Models are basic to good decision making. System models are representations of the dynamics of an ecological system, a conceptual map of how the system works. They enable us to specify our thinking on how the system responds to management. Without them in our decision frame it’s unlikely our choices will be well founded. What’s more, and just as important, without a system model the potential to learn is limited.

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Tweet tweet

Celebrating CEED’s Inaugural Twitter conference On 22 May 2018, CEED ran its inaugural Twitter Conference on Environmental Decisions and it was a huge success! With over 200 participants and a potential reach of almost 600,000 people, #CEEDTC2018 trended at number 1 on Twitter in Australia. The conference reached all over the world but our online […]

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UQ and NUS researchers come together for the workshop group pic.

The Singapore connection

Researchers from UQ, CEED, the National University of Singapore (NUS), and staff from the Singapore National Parks Board (NParks), met in Singapore in early February to strengthen collaborative links between conservation researchers and managers. Scientists and managers from NUS and NParks gave talks providing an overview of Singapore’s current conservation and parks management arrangements, and […]

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Dr Carly Cook

Alumni stories

CEED alumni make their mark One of CEED’s greatest legacies will be its people. CEED commenced in 2011 and has now generated a well-connected alumni network that spans the globe. These incredibly capable researchers are receiving national and international recognition for their achievements. They are securing coveted positions in the academy, and also taking up […]

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Bishan Park, a great example of innovative urban planning in Singapore. (Photo by National Parks Board, Singapore).

Building bridges to the island city-state

CEED and the National University of Singapore Singapore is an important regional centre for biodiversity and conservation science. In recent years CEED has established many collaborations with researchers at the country’s national university – the National University of Singapore (NUS). These growing links are proving mutually beneficial to both countries as well as advancing environmental […]

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Collaboration in the Coral Triangle isn’t just about maximising
conservation benefits, it’s also about securing fishery resources for
people and village livelihoods. (Photo by Maria Beger)

Linking regional and national coral reef conservation goals

Multi-objective hotspots and complementary super-spots in the Coral Triangle KEY MESSAGES: Collaboration between Coral Triangle nations makes good sense The challenge is to work out how regional priorities can be incorporated into national decisions Establishing new MPAs in multi-objective hotspots provides good benefits for all six regional objectives simultaneously   Defining management actions for marine […]

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Conservation and collaboration in the Mediterranean Sea

Collaboration can reduces conservation costs in the marine realm The problem with countries collaborating for conservation is that it takes too much effort. Well, that’s a common perception anyway. The truth is that if it’s done properly you can get better conservation outcomes. What’s more, in some situations collaboration is the only sensible way to […]

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An international affair

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 […]

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