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Celebrating CEED’s Inaugural Twitter conference

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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 conference didn’t generate any carbon emissions associated with travel. And we’re also very proud that the latest in environmental decision science was freely accessible to all.

And you can still peruse the many interesting stories collected at #CEEDTC2018 by visiting the CEED website. Here are some moments from the event (the numbers up front refer to the slide number, each presenter gave up to 6 slides or tweets).

Sofía López: 4/5 #CEEDTC2018 Without pollination, coffee yields decline by 52% and forests completely disappear. With pollination, yield increases by 46% but forest still mostly disappear (93%).

Prue Addison: 1 #CEEDTC2018 What does biodiversity mean to #business? I’ve spent the last few yrs exploring this with @ EJMilnerGulland & @wildbusiness. Stay tuned to the next 5 tweets to find out about the emerging field of #corporate #biodiversity accountability.

Angela Dean: 6. Information alone rarely changes behaviour, but the way we present information can influence motivation. Tips? Use factual language (in Oz at least), reduce use of economic language, and focus on local issues and universally valued concepts such as water quality. #CEEDTC2018

Ram Pandit: 5 #CEEDTC2018 Younger respondents, relatively better-off households and those with higher proportion of firewood supplied from private land are knowledgeable about REDD+ goal. Watershed, gender and extent of dense forest have no impacts.

Tafesse Estifanos: 2. #CEEDTC2018 We evaluated tourists’ preferences and Willingness to Pay (WTP) for protection of the Ethiopian Wolf, a rodent predator in Bale Mountains National Park (BMNP), Ethiopia (wolf population declined to ca. 200 adults in 2015). We used choice experiment.

Keren Raiter: 3/ #CEEDTC2018 ‘Desert tree’ projects create ecological traps: habitats that lizards quickly colonize, but where the lizards are quickly predated due to trees providing perches for predatory birds. A relatively small area of ‘trap’ can drain lizards from the surrounding landscape

David Pannell: 10 #CEEDTC2018 New paper: Pannell et al. (2018) “Policy-oriented environmental research: What is it worth?” just out in Environmental Science & Policy 86, 64-71. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ S1462901117312650 It’s waiting for you to download it now!

Jonathan Rhodes: 6 #CEEDTC2018 Our policy evaluation shows that land clearing regulation in Queensland provides insufficient protection levels for threatened ecosystems to meet a core aim of the policy. If you want to read the paper see: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006320717316270

Hugh Possingham: 2 #CEEDTC2018 Decision science is just six steps and 31 one syllable words: 1 what do we want? 2 what can we do? 3 how does what we do change what we want? 4 pick the best think to do; 5 do; 6 learn. Or six word: Objectives, actions, models, algorithms, act, learn

Bonnie Mappin: 2 #CEEDTC2018 Mapping accessibility is a useful proxy for the relative ease by which people access services and resources. Conversely, accessibility measures the relative remoteness of the world’s last wild places.

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