Reflecting on the fruits of collaborative research
Four years ago we embarked on a collaborative research project that aimed to explore how environmental decision making and spatial prioritisation might contribute to improving the conservation outcomes of Gondwana Link, one of Australia’s largest and most ambitious conservation projects (see the box on research partners or see the original article on this work in Decision Point #25). Four years on and Gondwana Link continues to move forward as the most successful conservation corridor in Australia. And the research projects that were initiated through the collaboration are now being published in international journals, research students are graduating, and new partnerships are emerging. At this juncture we thought it would be timely to reflect on the successes and the work that still needs to be done.