Eureka for the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems!

RedListWinnersLast night, David Keith and team won the 2015 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Eureka Prize for Environmental Research, recognising their work on The Red List of Ecosystems. The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems establishes a standard method to assess the conservation status of ecosystems, supporting other risk assessment processes such as the Red List of Species. Up on stage to accept the award were three Qaecologists: Emily Nicolson (now at Deakin University), Tracey Regan, and Lucie Bland, while other members of QAECO and a large team of colleagues have also been involved in this research.

You can read about the Red List of Ecosystems via some of the open access papers:

Keith, D. A., Rodríguez, J. P., Rodríguez-Clark, K. M., Nicholson, E., Aapala, K., Alonso, A., et al. (2013) Scientific Foundations for an IUCN Red List of Ecosystems. PLoS ONE 8(5): e62111. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062111

Keith, D. A., Rodríguez, J. P., Brooks, T. M., Burgman, M. A., Barrow, E. G., Bland, L., Comer, P. J., Franklin, J., Link, J., McCarthy, M. A., Miller, R. M., Murray, N. J., Nel, J., Nicholson, E., Oliveira-Miranda, M. A., Regan, T. J., Rodríguez-Clark, K. M., Rouget, M. and Spalding, M. D. (2015) The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: Motivations, Challenges, and Applications. Conservation Letters, 8: 214–226. doi: 10.1111/conl.12167

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About Michael McCarthy

I conduct research on environmental decision making and quantitative ecology. My teaching is mainly at post-grad level at The University of Melbourne.
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