Accounting for the cost of conservation is necessary to help save species

A lack of accurate and consistent estimates of the cost of conservation interventions has been hindering conservation decisions, both at local and international scales. 

A team of leading researchers has taken action towards resolving this problem to improve conservation practice and help save species.


Accounting for the cost of conservation is necessary to help save species

Who’s ready for climate change? You can Google that…

What do you do if you have a question? You probably ‘Google it’.

Now a team of researchers at The University of Queensland is using the big data produced from Google search histories to gauge how ready countries are for the impacts of climate change.

PhD candidate Carla Archibald, from the Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, said the researchers used the information to assess general awareness of climate change.

Read more: Who’s ready for climate change? You can Google that…

Women in science setting sail for Antarctica

Three University of Queensland researchers are among a group of 100 female scientists from around the world taking part in a year-long leadership scheme culminating in an Antarctic voyage.

They are part of the fourth group selected for the prestigious Homeward Bound program, which aims to create a global network of women in science who can influence policy and decision making.

Read more: Women in science setting sail for Antarctica

Kerrie Wilson takes smart decisions to ANU

Twice a year the Fenner School of Environment and Society (FSES) invites outstanding mid-career scholars working in the environment space to deliver a guest lecture and participate in a panel discussion.

In August, that invited scholar was CEED’s Director, Professor Kerrie Wilson, who used the occasion to discuss her lab’s work on structured decision making and how to develop smart decisions for the environment.

Read more: Kerrie Wilson takes smart decisions to ANU

Offsetting impacts from palm oil a costly opportunity

Industrial oil-palm plantations now cover vast tracts of the tropics. The process of clearing forests to make way for these plantations has released huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and reduced the biological diversity in the areas that are now plantations. 

Could these impacts be reversed or somehow compensated for a reasonable price?

Read more: Offsetting impacts from palm oil a costly opportunity

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