From little tweets to big cities How many metric tonnes of carbon are emitted in travelling to an international environmental conference (including all those airplane miles as delegates jet in from afar)? Five? Five hundred? How about zero? Well that was the carbon footprint of CEED’s inaugural Twitter Conference (#CEEDTC2018) which we ran on 22 May (and coincided with the […]
Conferencing with CEED
How we can better integrate decision triggers into management Managing natural environments involves making difficult decisions about when to intervene to prevent undesirable changes. Intervening too early may result in unnecessary management actions, while intervening too late may lead to much greater costs or irreversible outcomes. ‘Decision triggers’ is one approach that can be useful […]
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 […]
ECRs attend the ICN workshop In June I was very fortunate to be hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) at the University of Oxford (led by EJ Milner-Gulland, one of CEED’s international PIs). While there I helped organise and participate in a workshop of the Interdisciplinary Conservation Network (ICN). The workshop gave […]
How can research on social networks be best applied to natural resource management? This was the focus of a recent CEED workshop in Brisbane that brought together researchers from around Australia and across the world. Social networks consist of people – such as land holders, managers, government officials and organisations– and the relationships and exchanges […]
The 3rd International Workshop in Advancing Conservation Planning in the Mediterranean Sea Back in 2012, a group of conservation researchers led by CEED scientists established a series of workshops that aimed to bring together scientists and managers working on conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea (one of most human-impacted and jurisdictionally complex seas in the […]
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 […]
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, […]
In general, a message for everyone persuades no one.
Much of the debate on declining biodiversity has been framed around disappearing species. A new IUCN Red List promises to enlarge this debate to take ecosystems into account and CEED researchers have made several important contributions to its development. The status of threatened species is but one facet of the conservation problem of declining biodiversity. Scientists have become increasingly concerned about the ecosystems and their processes that support species, their interactions and environment. What we have long needed is a Red List of Ecosystems, and last year the IUCN (the International Union for the Conservation of Nature) delivered one.