Category Archives: Conservation

WE NEED YOUR HELP! A study on technical information in conservation decision making

Sana Bau is recruiting participants for a PhD study investigating technical information in conservation decision making. Your participation in this research will provide important information on the interplay between technical (science-based) information and value judgements in decision making for conservation, … Continue reading

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Recent Qaecologist blog posts (May 2013, Weeks 3 & 4)

Another fortnight has gone by in the QAECO lab and  there is another smorgasbord of science writing for us all to feast on. QAECO PhD student Sana Bau is conducting a study on technical information and conservation decisions and is looking for … Continue reading

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It’s make or break time for Australia’s national parks

This post was originally published on The Conversation and is authored by Euan Ritchie, William Laurance, Corey Bradshaw (re-blogged on his site), David Watson, Emma Johnston, Hugh Possingham, Ian Lunt and QAECO’s Mick McCarthy (re-blogged on his site too). It arose from a … Continue reading

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Land abandonment and the decline of the Yellow-bellied toad in Liguria, northern Italy

By Stefano Canessa (This article was first published on the Europe Section of the Society for Conservation Biology Blog) Across Europe, centuries of interactions between low-intensity human activities, such as extensive small-scale farming, and the surrounding environment have created what we … Continue reading

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Recent Qaecologist blog posts (May 2013, Weeks 1 & 2)

QAECO post-doc Cindy Hauser kicked off this months’ blogging with her review of what’s been a good read on the internet during April. Cindy also let us know about a recent meeting of the Malleefowl-minded held in Ouyen. Recent QAECO … Continue reading

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What could be wrong with transparent conservation decision-making?

By Michael Bode (This article first appeared in the Spring 2013 newsletter of the Resource Modelling Association. The newsletter and society journal – Natural Resource Modelling – contain some great articles on modelling that contains both biological and economic processes). There is a … Continue reading

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Bridging the great divide: road crossings and their value for wildlife

By Kylie Soanes (This article was first published in the April 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) People need roads – whether it’s to travel across the country or nick down to the local shops. Unfortunately, roads … Continue reading

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