Category Archives: Ecological models

Considering uncertainty in environmental management decisions

This is a post about a new paper, which forms part of the PhD thesis of Yacov Salomon. Yacov is jointly enrolled in the School of Botany and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. Salomon, … Continue reading

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Optimal monitoring when detectability varies – my talk at #ESAus2012

Edit: A paper based on this work has now been published in PLoS One (open access, i.e. free). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115345. I’m looking forward to the Ecological Society of Australia conference this week. I’m speaking in the second time slot (2:15 … Continue reading

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Monday at #ESA2012 – a ripper

Now that was a great opening day of the ESA conference in Portland! OK, yesterday was the official opening, and I liked Jane Lubchenco’s talk, but this was the first full day. And it was perhaps the best conference day … Continue reading

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Measuring the effects of conservation management

Billions of dollars have been spent over the last decade or two on programs to improve the condition of Australia’s environment. These programs include Landcare, the Natural Heritage Trust, and the Caring for Our Country program. The Australian government has, … Continue reading

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Celebrating simple models

Amy Hurford’s excellent blog Just Simple Enough: The Art of Mathematical Modelling alerted me to a post on Joan Straussman’s blog titled “The Trouble with Theory”  This post is well worth reading, along with the comments that address questions about the … Continue reading

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Conservation triage, and how the public values species

This article was co-authored with Hugh Possingham, and originally appeared in The Conversation, where comments can be posted. At current levels of funding, it is not possible to save all threatened species in Australia from extinction. Trade-offs are required. For … Continue reading

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L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships 2012

Applications for the 2012 L’Oréal Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowships are now open. The three $25,000 Fellowships are intended to help early career women scientists consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions in science. The … Continue reading

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