In a recent paper in Functional Ecology, Leonie Valentine, Richard Hobbs and collaborators investigated how bandicoot digging changed soil properties that subsequently altered seedling growth.
Published: Friday, 29 June 2018 01:25
Many marine protected areas are often unnecessarily expensive and located in the wrong places, an international study has shown.
The University of Queensland was part of research which found protected areas missed many unique ecosystems, and have a greater impact on fisheries than necessary.
A collaboration with the University of Hamburg, Wildlife Conservation Society and The Nature Conservancy assessed the efficiency of marine protected areas, which now cover 16 per cent of national waters around the world.
Read more: Marine protected areas often expensive and misplaced
Published: Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:47
To combat overexploitation in artisanal fisheries, CEED researchers used spatial planning to design an enforcement strategy that considers multiple factors including climate variability, existing seasonal fishing closures, conservation targets, and enforcement costs.
Read more: More efficient enforcement of fisheries to protect estuarine biodiversity
Published: Thursday, 21 June 2018 06:04
Increasing the amount of private land permanently protected for biodiversity, through agreements like conservation covenants, are an essential part of conservation policies around the world.
But finding sustainable ways to increase the total amount of privately protected land is challenging.
Read more: The conservation property guide
Published: Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:47
A new study has found marine reserves near heavily polluted areas are largely unable to do their job of protecting marine biodiversity - but are still considered vast improvements compared to having no protection.
Researchers from more than 30 organisations, including CEED, undertook the massive study of almost 1800 tropical coral reefs around the world, examining different conservation strategies.
Read more: Marine reserves under too much pressure to function correctly
Published: Monday, 18 June 2018 05:18
Animals interact in complex ways and form interconnected ecosystems. Even small changes to those complex systems could have potentially devastating consequences to the entire environmental system.
Because of this, predicting outcomes of conservation management actions can be challenging – even more so with poor data.
Read more: The fuzzy approach to complex problems
Published: Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:58
Palm plantations with certification did not excel compared to their non-certified equivalents when it came to protecting orangutan, increasing wealth, or access to healthcare for local villagers, say researchers.
Read more: Sustainable certified palm oil scheme failing to achieve goals