Conservation and ecology of Pacific salmon with an emphasis on their ecosystems, including connections between marine, freshwater and terrestrail habitats. - biology of extinction risk, using large-scale comparative analyses of marine and freshwater fish species to udnerstand how life histories interact with particular kinds of threats to determine population responses, with an emphaiss on fisheries.
- Applied marine conservation with Tropical Marine Ecology Lab (TMEL) - Marine protected areas - Reconstructing patterns of ecological change on coral reefs (mostly through mata-analyses) - Invasion of Caribbean reefs by Indo-Pacific lionfish - Retains a small program in behavioural ecology
Collaborating on a paper about urbanisation impacts upon biodiversity (relates to project 4.2 on NERP workplan)
Dr. Nciholson is working on decision-making for conservation and natural resource management. My research interests are broad, and include conservation planning, scenario modelling for biodiversity indicators, models of social-ecological systems, developing criteria for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, and making decisions under uncertainty.
Ben Halpern is Director of CMAP and a Research Biologist at the Marine Science Institute. He also serves as Project Coordinator for a large project on Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) of coastal marine systems, based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and is a lead scientist for the Ocean Health Index project. Much of his research addresses issues related to Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP), including cumulative impact and ecosystem service tradeoff assessments.
Marine conservation with a focus on sharks. (Apex predators and human populations as structuring agents on Indo-Pacific coral reefs).
My interests cover interdisciplinary research on ecosystems and protected areas at the interfaces of conservation biology, land economics and climate change. More specifically, I am working on the application of systematic conservation planning methods to European conservation problems, on the implementation of economic concepts into conservation planning as well as on simultaneous planning for biodiversity conservation and mitigation of climate change.
Collaboration with Dr. Yvonne Buckley and Dr. Eve McDonald Madden due to common research lines and interests in fields such as food-web theory, restoration ecology, and the application of theoretical models to decision making processes. The prject is related to several CEED research lines; decision making, food-web theory, restoration ecology.
Dr. Örjan Bodin is joint theme leader for the theme Adaptive governance, networks and learning. In his research on social-ecological systems (SES) he combines and integrate methods and theories from several different scientific disciplines. Bodin's main focus is to develop better understanding of SES through quantitative modeling and analyses.
Mario will be collaborating with our Centre for the period of his OT program, while gaining knowledge of MARXAN, working on abiotic data and conservation planning, working with Marine Protected Area zoning. Mario will look at using his research to broaden public polices of conservation in relation to national conservation goals of the Brazilian government.
I am a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, UK, with a broad range of research interests, all with the general theme of extinction. Whilst my PhD thesis has focused on understanding the extinction of populations, and how climatic change might alter the timing of such events, I am also currently working on projects in a variety of other fields including: community assembly dynamics, biodiversity patterns, predicting future extinction events, social interest in conservation issues, parasites, and synthesizing theory and empirical studies. I have been privileged enough to work with people from a diverse set of backgrounds, from theoretical ecologists to conservation biologists, with current collaborators in nine institutes in four countries. I am currently based at the University of Sh ...
Collaboration and working with key researchers at CBCS including Hugh Possingham, Jonathan Rhodes and Eve McDonald-Madden on Value Area Theory as it applies to conservation problems. This is an excellent opportunity for both our researchers to learn more about this area and collaborate in a broaders scale on key issues that surround this project.
Joao will be working with Dr. Carissa Klein in order to develop collaborative networks while working on a workplan entitled Systematic Conservation Planning in the Abrolhos Bank, Brazil. During Joao's time at UQ he will be working toward development of a conservation prioritization exercise that will help the ongoing process of selection of new marine protected ares in the study area, as well as to compare different spatial planning approaches and algorithms.