Category Archives: Decision Point

More than the humble yabbie: conserving Australia’s freshwater crayfish

Australia has nearly a quarter of the world’s 600 freshwater crayfish species, but we lag far behind in conserving them (and other invertebrates). Over at Decision Point, Qaecologist Lucie Bland shines a bright light on these fascinating yet neglected species, and discusses … Continue reading

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Socially-acceptable conservation planning: how can we integrate biological and social values to improve conservation?

By Rachael Vorwerk, Amy Whitehead and Heini Kujala (This article was first published in the July 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) Understanding how society perceives and values different areas is important for … Continue reading

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Strategic approaches to planning for conservation and development: Putting a stop to cumulative impacts on threatened species

By Brendan Wintle (This article was first published in the April 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) NERP Environmental Decisions (NERP ED) is working closely with the Strategic Approaches Branch (Department of the Environment) to apply state-of-the-art decision … Continue reading

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Now you see me, now you don’t: The impact of imperfect detection on species distribution models

By Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita and José Lahoz-Monfort (This article was first published in the March 2014 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) All ecologists know that wildlife surveys are almost never perfect. Individuals are often missed and even whole … Continue reading

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A decision framework driven by the decision makers: Structured Decision Making in environmental management

By Kelly Hunt de Bie and Libby Rumpff (This article was first published in the October 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) Managers of the environment are routinely faced with making complex decisions with little information and high … Continue reading

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Gauging the extent of ecosystem novelty: measuring levels of biological invasion

By Jane Catford (This article was first published in the July 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) It is all very well having an academic definition of novel ecosystems, but how do we identify them in … Continue reading

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Where are the goal posts now? Setting environmental objectives in novel ecosystems 

By Jane Catford (This article was first published in the July 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) In a rapidly changing world full of strange new assemblages of species, the goal posts for conservation aren’t as … Continue reading

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