Theme E - Quantitative Tools and Approaches

Leader: Prof Jane Elith

Theme E publication output

Theme E focuses on quantitative tools and approaches, extending from fundamental research into mathematical approaches to ecological questions, through to training on-the-ground managers to use decision-support tools. Key elements include a focus on detectability modelling, the IUCN’s threatened ecosystems Red List, the project prioritisation protocol (PPP) scheme, structured decision-making and Marxan. The team will deliver cutting edge quantitative tools, collaborate with managers and undertake training workshops bringing stakeholders together around a shared problem.

CEED researchers will also ask some bigger and broader questions to do with fundamental conservation dichotomies such as: should we expand or better manage our protected area system. We will work on formulating the models that can underpin these basic dichotomous decisions.