Our results suggest that shy albatross do not have adequate coverage by marine reserves in Australia.
Putting telemetry to work
The behavioural sciences such as psychology and behavioural economics have a lot to offer conservation—from understanding people’s decision-making to evaluating the best way to change behaviours in a targeted population. Yet, given its breadth and depth, many of us find psychology, its jargon and research, impenetrable.
The need to restore the world’s ecosystems and landscapes to protect biodiversity and vital ecosystem services has resulted in significant international commitments over the last decade. Governments and non-government organisations are now looking at ways to scale up restoration efforts to meet those commitments.
Australia has many digging mammals, such as bettongs and bandicoots, but are they as good as a quenda?
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.
People close to CEED are well aware that CEED researchers have made many important contributions to environmental policy and management. However, measuring these impacts is notoriously difficult.
What? where? and when? If we could answer these three little questions when it comes to allocating our available limited resources to saving species and ecosystems then we would be going a long way towards fixing the biodiversity crisis as it unravels around us.