Tag Archives: Environment

Exposing the creatures of the deep Dr Tim O’Hara, Mr Skipton Woolley , Associate Professor Brendan Wintle, Dr Gurutzeta Guillera-Arroita and Dr José J. Lahoz-Monfort For the first time, a light has been shone on the diversity of creatures that … Continue reading

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Halting the spread of cane toads

By Reid Tingley & Darren Southwell Cane toads are one of the worst invasive species in Australia. Introduced to Queensland in 1935 as a biological control agent, the toads have spread at a formidable pace across northern Australia, and have had … Continue reading

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Adaptive management of kangaroos in Wyperfeld National Park

By Chris Jones, José Lahoz-Monfort, and Cindy Hauser There are many members of QAECO who work on projects incorporating adaptive management. This post describes an example of one such project lead by Cindy and José along with Yung En Chee, Brendan … Continue reading

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QAECO’s tips for running a successful workshop

Our group runs a lot of workshops in many forms: structured decision making processes; expert elicitation; targeted analyses with many participants; brainstorming of broad issues; and everything in between. Collectively we’ve learnt a few dos and don’ts. In a previous post … 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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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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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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Evidence and the conservation manager: what evidence does a manager need?

By Carly Cook (This article was first published in the June 2013 issue of Decision Point, The Monthly Magazine of the Environmental Decisions Group) It’s often said that there’s a gap between conservation science and conservation management, that the work of conservation researchers … Continue reading

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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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