Theme B - Optimal Monitoring

Leader: Assoc Prof Jonathan Rhodes

Theme B publication output

Theme B researchers work on how to monitor efficiently and effectively in order to transform optimal monitoring into a central pillar of environmental decisionmaking and prioritisation. Monitoring is crucial for providing information to make environmental decisions. CEED research focuses on identifying monitoring actions and strategies that provide the greatest environmental outcomes for the lowest cost.

This theme focuses on addressing four critical areas for monitoring:

1. How to prioritise monitoring and management investment in declining species to inform recovery planning.

2. Understanding the value of learning about population demographics for managing threatened species.

3. Developing better methods for linking indicators of change to biodiversity responses and prioritising investment in these indicators; and

4. Approaches for allocating monitoring investment to learn about ecological and social systems.