Triggers: linking monitoring to decision making

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Triggers: linking monitoring to decision making

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 […]

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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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Burnt heath (foreground) and woodland (background) after a
large wildfire. The burnt stems in the foreground are Banksia ericifolia.
This usually dominant heath plant can become locally extinct if fire
intervals are too short. (Photo by Claire Foster)

Environmental context is critical for fire management

Guidelines need to look beyond species traits for good outcomes Key messages: Fire-management guidelines are often based on the traits of individual species We studied the association between the recent fire regime and the plant community in three common vegetation types of coastal SE Australia Guidelines considering different vegetation types as separate management units may […]

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The field of environmental decision analysis has come a long
way in recent decades. So much so that the richness of decisionmaking
approaches can sometimes seem overwhelming. Underlying
that richness are a few basic elements and processes. In this article we
present some key elements to help point the way.

Navigating the field of decision analysis

Helping decision makers frame, analyze, and implement decisions Key messages: 1. All decisions have the same recognizable elements. Context, objectives, alternatives, consequences, and deliberation. Decision makers and analysts familiar with these elements can quickly see the underlying structure of a decision. 2. There are only a small number of classes of decisions. These classes differ […]

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The ocean realm is fundamentally a three dimensional space.
Conservation planning in such conditions is more efficient when features
and threats can be stratified with depth. (Photo by Thomas Vignaud)

Taking spatial conservation to the next dimension

Adventures in 3D Key messages: Conservation features often vary with depth in the ocean realm 3D systematic spatial conservation planning has the potential to deal with this variation We demonstrated that a 3D approach to conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea has the potential to generate more efficient outcomes than the traditional 2D approach Spatial […]

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We are really bad at predicting management outcomes for entire communities such as the endangered Box Gum Grassy Woodland pictured here. (Photo by Ayesha Tulloch)

Making big predictions using small data

Managing threats to communities of declining species with incomplete information Key messages: By combining models of responses to threats with network analyses of species co-occurrence, we developed an approach to predict how an ecological community restructures under threat management Information from a few species on co-occurrence and expected responses to alternative threat management actions can […]

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The gatefold inside the Annual Report, featuring Alumni stories.

Of CEED, CEEDlings & impact

Now in a ‘larger-than-life’ gatefold! CEED has a fantastic record of cutting-edge research and publication, and this work will have enduring impact. However, one our greatest legacies will be our people, and in particular our postgraduate students and post-doctoral fellows – our Alumni. Our well-connected network of Alumni (self-identified as CEEDlings) now spans the globe, […]

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CEEDlings to the world

It can make you sad. You see these bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young PhD students and post docs coming into the CEED network full of vitality and vigour, eager to save the world with their science (but sometimes a tad naïve about how the real world works); and before you know it they’re gone. They’ve completed their […]

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