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2012 Report Agostini etal Raja Ampat Zoning

Achieving Fisheries and Conservation Objectives within Marine Protected Areas: Zoning the Raja Ampat Network REPORT

August 2012 

Raja Ampat is located on the northwestern tip of Papua in eastern Indonesia and lies within the Bird's Head Seascape at the heart of the Coral Triangle. This region comprises 4.5 million hectares of ocean, small islands and coral reefs. Raja Ampat is a national and global priority for conservation as it contains the world's most diverse coral reefs and critical habitats for globally threatened marine species, and is a cetacean migratory corridor.

The region's rich coastal and marine resources, a primary source of food and income for local communities, also make it a target for economic development ranging from fisheries and marine tourism to oil and gas extraction, mining and logging. As a result local governments in this region are facing difficult decisions in their attempt to balance sustainable development with conservation of globally significant marine diversity.

Marine conservation and sustainable resource management in Raja Ampat are high priorities for the national, provincial and regency governments. The Raja Ampat MPA network is made up of seven marine protected areas (MPAs) under regency or national jurisdiction which together currently encompass 1,185,940 ha. Management plans for the five regency MPAs will include multiple use zoning plans.

This report describes a process conducted to support the development of zoning plans for Raja Ampat's MPA network.


Suggested citation: V. N. Agostini, H. S. Grantham, J. Wilson , S. Mangubhai, C. Rotinsulu, N. Hidayat, A. Muljadi, Muhajir, M. Mongdong, A. Darmawan, L. Rumetna, M.V. Erdmann, H.P. Possingham. 2012. Achieving fisheries and conservation objectives within marine protected areas: zoning the Raja Ampat network. The Nature Conservancy, Indo-Pacific Division, Denpasar. Report No 2/12. 71 pp.

A Case Study was also made from this, which can be downloaded from HERE

For a reprint of any of the papers below, email the author or Karen Gillow .                                                             

Independent and External review of AEDA's work, published May 2010 - AEDA External Review May 2010

AEDA Final Report - published January 2012  -  Download a .pdf HERE

DEWHA reports:

Watson, J.E.M., Bottrill, M.C., Walsh, J.C, Joseph, L.N. and Possingham, H.P. 2011. Evaluating threatened species recovery planning in Australia. Prepared on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts by the Spatial Ecology Laboratory, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Download PDF version

Watson, J. E. M., L. N. Joseph, and A. W. T. Watson. 2009. A rapid assessment of the impacts of the Montara oil leak on birds, cetaceans and marine reptiles. Prepared on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), by the Spatial Ecology Laboratory, University of Queensland, Brisbane. web site

Rumpff, L., Vesk, P., Duncan, D. & Wintle, B. (in press) Towards an adaptive approach to vegetation and biodiversity management in the Goulburn-Broken Catchment. A Technical Report from the Applied Environmental Decision Analysis CERF and Landscape Logic CERF.  Australian Government, Canberra.
AEDA High Impact Publications (Journal Impact Factor >3) (sorted by year, then author)

All other AEDA Publications 2009-2007

  1. Fuller, R. A., E. McDonald-Madden, K. A. Wilson, J. Carwardine, H. S. Grantham, J. E. M. Watson, C. J. Klein, D. C. Green and H. P. Possingham, (2010). "Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes." Nature Letters: 1-3. (web ref or email for reprint)
  2. Klein, Carissa, Kark, Salit, Carvalho, Silvia, Beger, Maria and Possingham, Hugh (2010) Conserving evolutionary novelty on the edge. Science 328 ().
  3. Knight, Andrew T., Bode, Michael, Fuller, Richard A., Grantham, Hedley S, Possingham, Hugh P., Watson, James E. M. and Wilson, Kerrie A. (2010) Barometer of life: More action, not more data. Science, 329 5988: 141-141.
  4. Venter, Oscar, Laurance, William F., Iwamura, Takuya, Wilson, Kerrie A., Fuller, Richard A. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Planning for biodiversity in future climates: Response. Science, 327 5972: 1453-1453.
  5. Game, Edward T., Grantham, Hedley S., Hobday, Alistair J., Pressey, Robert L., Lombard, Amanda T., Beckley, Lynnath E., Gjerde, Kristina, Bustamante, Rodrigo, Possingham, Hugh P. and Richardson, Anthony J. (2010) Pelagic MPAs: The devil you know. Trends In Ecology & Evolution, 25 2: 63-64.
  6. McDonald-Madden, Eve, Baxter, Peter W.J., Fuller, Richard A., Martin, Tara G., Game, Edward T, Montambault, Jensen and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Monitoring does not always count. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25 10: 547-550.
  7. McCarthy, Michael A., Thompson, Colin J., Hauser, Cindy, Burgman, Mark A., Possingham, Hugh P., Moir, Melinda L., Tiensin, Thanawat and Gilbert, Marius (2010) Resource allocation for efficient environmental management. Ecology Letters, 13 10: 1280-1289.
  8. Grantham, Hedley, Bode, Michael, McDonald-Madden, Eve, Game, Edward T., Knight, Andrew T. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Effective conservation planning requires learning and adaptation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8 8: 431-437.
  9. Klein, Carissa Joy, Steinback, Charles, Watts, Matthew, Scholz, Astrid J. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Spatial marine zoning for fisheries and conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 8 7: 349-353.
  10. Roberge, JM, Mikusinski, G and Possingham, HP (2010) Has the term "conservation biology" had its day?. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, 8 3: 121-121.
  11. Robinson, L., Hobday, A. J., Pearson, R. G., Elith, J., Kendall, B. E., Possingham, H. and Richardson, A. (2011) Pushing the limits in marine-based species distribution modelling: lessons from the land present challenges and opportunities. Global Ecology And Biogeography, : .
  12. Brown, C. J., Fulton, E. A., Hobday, A. J., Matear, R. J., Possingham, H. P., Bulman, C., Christensen, V., Forrest, R. E., Gehrke, P. C., Gribble, N. A., Griffiths, S. P., Lozano-Montes, H., Martin, J. M., Metcalf, S., Okey, T. A., Watson, R. and Richardson, A. J. (2010) Effects of climate-driven primary production change on marine food webs: Implications for fisheries and conservation. Global Change Biology, 16 4: 1194-1212.
  13. Carvalho, Sivlia B., Brito, Jose C., Crespo, Eduardo J. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) From climate change predictions to actions - conserving vulnerable animal groups in hotspots at a regional scale. Global Change Biology, 16 12: 3257-3270.
  14. Keppel, G, Buckley, YM and Possingham, HP (2010) Drivers of lowland rain forest community assembly, species diversity and forest structure on islands in the tropical South Pacific. Journal of Ecology, 98 1: 87-95.
  15. Bekessy, SA, Wintle, BA, Lindenmayer, DB, Mccarthy, MA, Colyvan, M, Burgman, MA and Possingham, HP (2010) The biodiversity bank cannot be a lending bank. Conservation Letters, 3 3: 151-158.
  16. Beger, Maria, Linke, Simon, Watts, Matt, Game, Eddie, Treml, Eric, Ball, Ian and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Incorporating asymmetric connectivity into spatial decision making for conservation. Conservation Letters, 3 5: 359-368.
  17. Carwardine, Josie, Wilson, Kerrie A., Hajkowicz, Stefan A., Smith, Robert J., Klein, Carissa J., Watts, Matt and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Conservation planning when costs are uncertain. Conservation Biology, 24 6: 1529-1537.
  18. Driscoll, Don A., Lindenmayer, David B., Bennett, Andrew F., Bode, Michael, Bradstock, Ross A., Cary, Geoffrey J., Clarke, Michael F., Dexter, Nick, Fensham, Rod, Friend, Gordon, Gill, Malcolm, James, Stuart, Kay, Geoff, Keith, David A., MacGregor, Chris, Possingham, Hugh P., Russel-Smith, Jeremy, Salt, David, Watson, James E. M., Williams, Dick and York, Alan (2010) Resolving conflicts in fire management using decision theory: Asset-protection versus biodiversity conservation. Conservation Letters, 3 4: 215-223.
  19. Drummond, Simon P., Wilson. Kerrie A., Meijaard, Erik, Watts, Matthew, Dennis, Rona, Christy, Lenny and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Influence of a Threatened-Species Focus on Conservation Planning. Conservation Biology, 24 2: 441-449.
  20. Egoh, Benis N., Reyers, Belinda, Carwardine, Josie, Bode, Michael, O'Farrell, Patrick J., Wilson, Kerrie A., Possingham, Hugh P., Rouget, Mathieu, de Lange, Willem, Richardson, David M. and Cowling, Richard M. (2010) Safeguarding Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Little Karoo, South Africa. Conservation Biology, 24 4: 1021-1030.
  21. Segan, Daniel B., Bottrill, Madeleine C., Baxter, Peter W. J. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2011) Using conservation evidence to guide management. Conservation Biology, 25 1: 200-202.
  22. Venter, O, Watson, JEM, Meijaard, E, Laurance, WF and Possingham, HP (2010) Avoiding Unintended Outcomes from REDD. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY, 24 1: 5-6.
  23. Grantham, H. S., Game, E. T., Lombard, A. T., Hobday, A. J., Richardson, A., Beckley, L. E., Pressey, R. L., Huggett, J. A., Coetzee, J. C., van der Lingen, C. D., Petersen, S. L., Merkle, D. and Possingham, H. (2010) Including dynamic pelagic biodiversity in marine conservation planning. PLoS One, : .
  24. Iwamura, Takuya, Wilson, Kerrie A., Venter, Oscar and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) A climatic stability approach to prioritizing global conservation investments. PLoS One, 5 11: 1-9.
  25. Klein, Carissa J., Ban, Natalie C., Halpern, Benjamin S., Beger, Maria, Game, Edward T., Grantham, Hedley S., Green, Alison, Klein, Travis J., Kininmonth, Stuart, Treml, Eric, Wilson, Kerris and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Prioritizing land and sea conservation investments to protect coral reefs. PLoS One, 5 Article # e12431: 1-8.
  26. Catford, J.A. & Downes, B.J. (2010) Using multi-scale species distribution data to infer drivers of biological invasion in riparian wetlands. Diversity and Distributions 16: 20-32. 
  27. Bianchi, F. J. J. A., Schellhorn, N. A., Buckley, Y. M. and Possingham, H. P. (2010) Spatial variability in ecosystem services: simple rules for predator-mediated pest suppression. Ecological Applications, 20 8: 2322-2333.
  28. Chauvenet, Alinor L. M., Baxter, Peter W. J., McDonald-Madden, Eve and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Optimal allocation of conservation effort among subpopulations of a threatened species: How important is patch quality?. Ecological Applications, 20 3: 789-797.
  29. McDonald-Madden, Eve, Probert, William J. M., Hauser, Cindy E., Runge, Michael C., Possingham, Hugh P., Jones, Menna E., Moore, Joslin L., Rout, Tracy M., Vesk, Pete A. and Wintle, Brenda A. (2010) Active adaptive conservation of threatened species in the face of uncertainty. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 20 5: 1476-1489.
  30. Nicol, Samuel C. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Should metapopulation restoration strategies increase patch area or number of patches?. Ecological Applications, 20 2: 566-581.
  31. Szabo, Judit K., Vesk, Peter A., Baxter, Peter W. J. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Regional avian species declines estimated from volunteer-collected long-term data using List Length Analysis. Ecological Applications, 20 8: 2157-2169.
  32. Wilson, K. A., Meijaard, E., Drummond, S., Grantham, H. S., Boitani, L., Catullo, G., Christie, L., Dennis, R., Dutton, I., Falcucci, A., Maiorano, L., Possingham, H. P., Rondinini, C., Turner, W. R., Venter, O. and Watts, M. (2010) Conserving biodiversity in production landscapes. Ecological Applications, 20 6: 1721-1732.
  33. Garden, Jenni, McAlpine, Clive and Possingham, Hugh (2010) Multi-scaled habitat considerations for conserving urban biodiversity: Native reptiles and small mammals in Brisbane, Australia. Landscape Ecology, 25 7: 113-128.
  34. Beger, Maria, Grantham, Hedley S., Pressey, Robert L., Wilson, Kerrie A., Peterson, Eric L., Dorfman, Daniel, Mumby, Peter J., Lourival, Reinaldo, Brumbaugh, Daniel R. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Conservation planning for connectivity across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial realms. Biological Conservation, 143 3: 565-575.
  35. Carvalho, Slvia B., Brito, Jos C., Pressey, Robert L., Crespo, Eduardo and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Simulating the effects of using different types of species distribution data in reserve selection. Biological Conservation, 143 2: 426-438.
  36. Moore, Joslin L., Rout, Tracy M., Hauser, Cindy E., Moro, Dorian, Jones, Menna, Wilcox, Chris and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) Protecting islands from pest invasion: optimal allocation of biosecurity resources between quarantine and surveillance. Biological Conservation, 143 5: 1068-1078.
  37. Smith, Robrt J., Di Minin, Entivo, Linke, Simon, Segan, Daniel B. and Possingham, Hugh P. (2010) An approach for ensuring minimum protected area size in systematic conservation planning. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 143 11: 2525-2531.
  38. Tulloch, Ayesha, Possingham, Hugh and Wilson, Kerrie (2010) Wise selection of an indicator for monitoring the success of management actions. Biological Conservation, : xx-xx.
  39. Lethbridge, Mark R., Westphal, Michael I., Possingham, Hugh P., Harper, Megan L., Souter, Nicholas J. and Anderson, Nicole (2010) Optimal restoration of altered habitats. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25 6: 737-746.
  40. Barton, P., A. Manning, H. Gibb, D. Lindenmayer, and S. Cunningham. 2009. Conserving ground-dwelling beetles in an endangered woodland community: Multi-scale habitat effects on assemblage diversity. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142:1701-1709.
  41. Betts, M. G., L. Ganio, M. Huso and B. A. Wintle, (2009). "The ecological importance of space in species distribution models: A comment on Dormann et al." Ecography 32: 1-5.
  42. Bekessy, S. A., B. A. Wintle, A. Gordon, J. C. Fox, R. A. Chisholm, B. Brown, T. J. Regan, N. Mooney, S. M. Read and M. A. Burgman, (2009). "Modelling human impacts on the Tasmanian wedge-tailed eagle (Aquila audax fleayi)." Biological Conservation 142(11): 2438-2448.
  43. Boakes, E. H., G. M. Mace, P. J. K. McGowan and R. A. Fuller, (2009). "Extreme contagion in global habitat clearance." Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1771.
  44. Bode, M. and B. A. Wintle, (2009). "How to build an efficient conservation fence." Conservation Biology 24: 182-188.
  45. Bode, M., T. M. Rout, C. Hawkins and B. A. Wintle, (2009). "Efficiently locating conservation boundaries: Searching for the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease front." Biological Conservation 142: 1333-1339.
  46. Bottrill, M. C., L. N. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. T. Game, H. S. Grantham, S. Kark, S. Linke, E. McDonald-Madden, R. L. Pressey, S. Walker, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Finite conservation funds mean triage is unavoidable. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24:183-184. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  47. Bowen, M.E., McAlpine, C.A., Seabrook, L., House, A.P.N., Smith, G.C. (in press) The age and amount of regrowth forest in fragmented brigalow landscapes are both important for woodland dependent birds. Biological Conservation.
  48. Bowen, M., C. McAlpine, A. House, and G. Smith. 2009. Agricultural landscape modification increases the abundance of an important food resource: Mistletoes, birds and brigalow. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142:122-133.
  49. Carwardine, J., K. Wilson, M. Watts, A. Etter, C. Klein, and H. Possingham. 2008. Avoiding costly conservatation mistakes: the importance of defining actions and costs in spatial priority setting. Plos One 3:e2586.( web or contact author)
  50. Catford, J.A. & Downes, B.J. (2010) Using multi-scale species distribution data to infer drivers of biological invasion in riparian wetlands. Diversity and Distributions 16: 20-32.
  51. Chauvenet, A. L. M., P. W. J. Baxter, E. McDonald-Madden and H. P. Possingham, (2010). "Optimal allocation of conservation effort among subpopulations of a threatened species: How important is patch quality?" Ecological Applications 20(3): 789-797. (web ref or email for reprint)
  52. Catford, J.A., Jansson, R. & Nilsson, C. (2009) Reducing redundancy in invasion ecology by integrating hypotheses into a single theoretical framework. Diversity and Distributions 15: 22‐40.
  53. Carvalho, S., J. C. Brito, R. L. Pressey, E. J. Crespo and H. P. Possingham, (2009). "Simulating the effects of using different types of species distribution data in reserve selection." Biological Conservation 143: 426-438.(web pdf - contact author for draft)
  54. Hahs, A. K., M. J. McDonnell, M. A. McCarthy, P. A. Vesk, R. T. Corlett, B. A. Norton, S. E. Clemants, R. P. Duncan, K. Thompson, M. W. Schwartz and N. S. G. williams, (2009). "A global synthesis of plant extinction rates in urban areas." Ecology Letters 12: 1165-1173.
  55. Hauser, C. E. and M. A. McCarthy, (2009). "Streamlining 'search and destroy': cost-effective surveillance for invasive species management." Ecology Letters 12: 683-692.
  56. Hodgson, J. A., C. D. Thomas, B. A. Wintle and A. Moilanen, (2009). "Climate change, connectivity and conservation decision making: back to basics." Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 964-969.
  57. Kark, S., N. Levin, H. S. Grantham and H. P. Possingham, (2009). "Between-country collaboration and consideration of costs increase conservation planning efficiency in the Mediterranean Basin." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 106(36): 15368-15373. (web pdf or email for reprint)
  58. Klein, CJ, KA Wilson, M Watts, J Stein, J Carwardine, B Mackey, HP Possingham. 2008. Spatial conservation prioritization inclusive of wilderness quality: a case study of Australia’s biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 142(7): 1282-1290.( web pdf or email for reprint)
  59. Lindenmayer, D. B., E. J. Knight, M. J. Crane, R. Montague-Drake, D. R. Michael and C. I. MacGregor, (2009 In Press). "What makes an effective restoration planting for woodland birds?" Biological Conservation.
  60. Lindenmayer, D. B., M. L. Hunter, P. J. Burton and P. Gibbons, (2009 In Press). "Effects of logging on fire regimes in moist forests." Conservation Biology. (in press - contact author for draft)
  61. McCarthy, M. A. and K. M. Parris, (2010). "Clarifying the effect of toe clipping on frogs with Bayesian statistics." Journal of Applied Ecology 41(4): 780-786. web pdf or email for reprint)
  62. Moore, A. L., and M. A. McCarthy. In Press 2009. On valuing information in adaptive management models. Conservation Biology. (contact author for draft)
  63. Moir, M., L., P. A. Vesk, K. E. C. Brennan, D. A. Keith, L. Hughes and M. A. McCarthy, (In Press 2009). "Estimating co-extinction: Current constraints and future directions." Conservation Biology.
  64. McDonald-Madden, E., W. J. M. Probert, C. E. Hauser, M. C. Runge, H. P. Possingham, M. E. Jones, J. L. Moore, T. M. Rout, P. A. Vesk and B. A. Wintle, (IN PRESS 2009). "Active adaptive conservation of threatened species in the face of uncertainty." Ecological Applications. (in press - contact author for draft)
  65. Bottrill, M., L. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. Game, H. Grantham, S. Kark, S. Linke, E. McDonald-Madden, R. Pressey, S. Walker, K. Wilson, and H. Possingham. 2009. Finite conservation funds mean triage is unavoidable. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 24:183-184.
  66. Drummond, S. P., K. A. Wilson, E. Meijaard, M. E. Watts, R. Denis, L. Christy, and H. P. Possingham. In press 2009. Influence of a threatened-species focus on conservation planning. Conservation Biology.
  67. Franklin, J., and D. Lindenmayer. 2009. Importance of matrix habitats in maintaining biological diversity. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 106:349-350.
  68. Game, E., H. Grantham, A. Hobday, R. Pressey, A. Lombard, L. Beckley, K. Gjerde, R. Bustamante, H. Possingham, and A. Richardson. 2009. Pelagic protected areas: the missing dimension in ocean conservation. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 24:360-369.
  69. Game, E. T., H. S. Grantham, A. J. Hobday, R. L. Pressey, A. T. Lombard, L. E. Beckley, K. Gjerde, R. H. Bustamante, H. P. Possingham, and A. J. Richardson. IN PRESS 2009. Pelagic MPSs: The devil you know. Trends in Ecology & Evolution
  70. Game, E. T., H. S. Grantham, A. J. Hobday, R. L. Pressey, A. T. Lombard, L. E. Beckley, K. Gjerde, R. H. Bustamante, H. P. Possingham, and A. J. Richardson. 2009. Pelagic protected areas: the missing dimension in ocean conservation. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24:360-369.
  71. Grantham, H., K. Wilson, A. Moilanen, T. Rebelo, and H. Possingham. 2009. Delaying conservation actions for improved knowledge: how long should we wait? ECOLOGY LETTERS 12:293-301.
  72. Justus, J., Colyvan, M., Regan, H.M., and Maguire, L.A. 2009 'Buying Into Conservation: Intrinsic Versus Instrumental Value', Trend in Ecology and Evolution, 24:4, 187-191 (web ref or email author for reprint)
  73. Keith, H., B. Mackey, and D. Lindenmayer. 2009. Re-evaluation of forest biomass carbon stocks and lessons from the world's most carbon-dense forests. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 106:11635-11640.
  74. Lalibertè, E., J. A. Wells, F. DeClerck, D. J. Metchalfe, C. P. Catterall, C. Queiroz, I. Augin, S. P. Bonser, Y. Ding, J. M. Fraterrigo, S. McNamara, J. W. Morgan, D. S. Merlos, P. A. Vesk and M. M. Mayfield, (2009). "Land-use intensification reduces functional redundancy and response diversity in plant communities." Ecology Letters 13: 76-86.( web pdf or email for reprint)
  75. Lindenmayer, D., G. Likens, J. Franklin, and R. Muntz. 2009. Opportunity in the Wake of Natural "Disasters". SCIENCE 324:463-463. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  76. McDonald-Madden, E., A. Gordon, B. Wintle, S. Walker, H. Grantham, S. Carvalho, M. Bottrill, L. Joseph, R. Ponce, R. Stewart, and H. Possingham. 2009. ENVIRONMENT "True" Conservation Progress. SCIENCE 323:43-44.
  77. Segan, D. B., J. Carwardine, C. J. Klein, and H. Grantham. IN PRESS 2009. Letter to the Editor: Can we determine conservation priorities without clear objectives? Biological Conservation.
  78. Venter, O., W. F. Laurance, T. Iwamura, K. A. Wilson, R. A. Fuller, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Harnessing Carbon Payments to Protect Biodiversity. Science 326:1368. (doi ref, Science Free full txt or email author for reprint) 
  79. Watson, J. E. M., R. A. Fuller, A. W. T. Watson, B. G. Mackay, K. A. Wilson, H. S. Grantham, M. G. Turner, C. J. Klein, J. Carwardine, L. N. Joseph, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Wilderness and future conservation priorities in Australia. Diversity and Distribution 15:1028-1036. (web access or email author)
  80. Watson, J. E. M., M. Trueman, M. Tufet, S. Henderson and R. Atkinson, (2009). "Mapping terrestrial anthropogenic degradation on the inhabited islands of the Galapagos Archipelago." Oryx 44(1): 79-82. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  81. Bekessy, S. A. and B. A. Wintle, (2008). "Using Carbon Investment to Grow the Biodiversity Bank." Conservation Biology 22(3): 510-513. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  82. Bode, M., J. Watson, T. Iwamura, and H. Possingham. 2008. The cost of conservation. SCIENCE 321:340-340.
  83. Bode, M., K. Wilson, T. Brooks, W. Turner, R. Mittermeier, M. McBride, E. Underwood, and H. Possingham. 2008. Cost-effective global conservation spending is robust to taxonomic group. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105:6498-6501.
  84. Boitani, L., R. Cowling, H. Dublin, G. Mace, J. Parrish, H. Possingham, R. Pressey, C. Rondinini, and K. Wilson. 2008. Change the IUCN protected area categories to reflect biodiversity outcomes. PLOS BIOLOGY 6:436-438.
  85. Bottrill, M. C., L. N. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. T. Game, H. Grantham, S. Kark, S. Linke, E. McDonald-Madden, R. L. Pressey, S. Walker, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham.  2008. Is conservation triage just smart decision making? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23:649-654. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  86. Carwardine, J., K. Wilson, G. Ceballos, P. Ehrlich, R. Naidoo, T. Iwamura, S. Hajkowicz, and H. Possingham. 2008. Cost-effective priorities for global mammal conservation. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105:11446-11450.
  87. Chades, I., E. McDonald-Madden, M. McCarthy, B. Wintle, M. Linkie, and H. Possingham. 2008. When to stop managing or surveying cryptic threatened species. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 105:13936-13940.
  88. Gaston, K. J., and R. A. Fuller. 2008. Commonness, population depletion and conservation biology. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23:14-19.
  89. Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Hughes, L, McIntyre, S., Lindenmayer, D.B. Parmesan, C., Possingham, H. P., and Thomas, C.D. Moving with the times: is assisted colonization and rapid climate change? Science, 321, 345-346. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  90. Hoegh-Guldberg, O., L. Hughes, S. Mcintyre, D. Lindenmayer, C. Parmesan, H. Possingham, and C. Thomas. 2008. Where Species Go, Legal Protections Must Follow Response. SCIENCE 322:1049-1050.
  91. Keith, D., H. Akcakaya, W. Thuiller, G. Midgley, R. Pearson, S. Phillips, H. Regan, M. Araujo, and T. Rebelo. 2008. Predicting extinction risks under climate change: coupling stochastic population models with dynamic bioclimatic habitat models. BIOLOGY LETTERS 4:560-563.
  92. Kremen, C., A. Cameron, A. Moilanen, S. Phillips, C. Thomas, H. Beentje, J. Dransfield, B. Fisher, F. Glaw, T. Good, G. Harper, R. Hijmans, D. Lees, E. Louis, R. Nussbaum, C. Raxworthy, A. Razafimpahanana, G. Schatz, M. Vences, D. Vieites, P. Wright, and M. Zjhra. 2008. Aligning conservation priorities across taxa in Madagascar with high-resolution planning tools. SCIENCE 320:222-226.
  93. Kremen, C., A. Cameron, A. Razafimpahanana, A. Moilanen, C. Thomas, H. Beentje, J. Dransfield, B. Fisher, F. Glaw, T. Good, G. Harper, R. Hijmans, D. Lees, E. Louis, R. Nussbaum, S. Phillips, C. Raxworthy, G. Schatz, M. Vences, D. Vieites, P. Wright, and M. Zjhra. 2008. Conservation with caveats - Response. SCIENCE 321:341-342.
  94. Lindenmayer, D., R. Hobbs, R. Montague-Drake, J. Alexandra, A. Bennett, M. Burgman, P. Cale, A. Calhoun, V. Cramer, P. Cullen, D. Driscoll, L. Fahrig, J. Fischer, J. Franklin, Y. Haila, M. Hunter, P. Gibbons, S. Lake, G. Luck, C. MacGregor, S. McIntyre, R. Mac Nally, A. Manning, J. Miller, H. Mooney, R. Noss, H. Possingham, D. Saunders, F. Schmiegelow, M. Scott, D. Simberloff, T. Sisk, G. Tabor, B. Walker, J. Wiens, J. Woinarski, and E. Zavaleta. 2008. A checklist for ecological management of landscapes for conservation. ECOLOGY LETTERS 11:78-91.
  95. McDonald-Madden, E., M. Bode, E. Game, H. Grantham, and H. Possingham. 2008. The need for speed: informed land acquisitions for conservation in a dynamic property market. ECOLOGY LETTERS 11:1169-1177.
  96. Peterson E.L., Beger M. & Richards Z.T. (2008). Thinking outside the reef. Science, 319, 1759-1759.
  97. Underwood, E. C., M. R. Shaw, K. A. Wilson, P. Kareiva, K. R. Klausmeyer, M. F. McBride, M. Bode, S. A. Morrison, J. M. Hoekstra, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Protecting Biodiversity when money matters: maximizing return on investment. Plos Biology January 2008:1-7.
  98. Venter, O., E. Meijaard, and K. A. Wilson. 2008. Strategies and alliances needed to protect forest from palm-oil industry. Nature 45:16.
  99. Fischer, J., A. Manning, W. Steffen, D. Rose, K. Daniell, A. Felton, S. Garnett, B. Gilna, R. Heinsohn, D. Lindenmayer, B. MacDonald, F. Mills, B. Newell, J. Reid, L. Robin, K. Sherren, and A. Wade. 2007. Mind the sustainability gap. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 22:621-624.
  100. Fischer, J., and D. Lindenmayer. 2007. Response to Ewers and Didham: untangling the complex ecology of modified landscapes. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 22:512-512.
  101. Hauser, C., and M. McCarthy. 2009. Streamlining 'search and destroy': cost-effective surveillance for invasive species management. ECOLOGY LETTERS 12:683-692.
  102. Lindenmayer, D., and J. Fischer. 2007. Tackling the habitat fragmentation panchreston. TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION 22:127-132. web .pdf
  103. Martin, T.G., I. Chades, P. Arcese, P.P. Marra, H.P. Possingham, R.D. Norris. 2007. Optimal Conservation of Migratory Species .PLoS ONE 2(8): e751. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000751
  104. Pressey, R.L., Cabeza, M., Watts, M.E. Cowling, R.M. and Wilson, K.A. 2007. Conservation planning in a changing world. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22, 583-592.
  105. Wilson, K., E. Underwood, S. Morrison, K. Klausmeyer, W. Murdoch, B. Reyers, G. Wardell-Johnson, P. Marquet, P. Rundel, M. McBride, R. Pressey, M. Bode, J. Hoekstra, S. Andelman, M. Looker, C. Rondinini, P. Kareiva, M. Shaw, and H. Possingham. 2007. Conserving biodiversity efficiently: What to do, where, and when. PLOS BIOLOGY 5:1850-1861
In Press


  1. Ban, N. C., and C. J. Klein. 2009. Spatial socioeconomic data as a cost in systematic marine conservation planning. Conservation Letters 2:206-215. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  2. Bekessy SA, Clarkson RE, Banks J, McCarthy M, Lowe K, Dorrough J, Wintle BA (in press) A review of landscape level tools for biodiversity planning. Journal of Environmental Management.
  3. Burgman, M. A., B. A. Wintle and Y. Ben-Haim, (2009). "Reconciling Uncertain Costs and Benefits in Bayes Nets for Invasive Species Management." Risk Analysis DOI:10.1111/j.1539-6924.2009.01273.x.
  4. Carvalho, S., J. C. Brito, E. J. Crespo, and H. P. Possingham. In press 2009. From climate change predictions to actions – conserving vulnerable animal groups in hotspots at a regional scale. Global Change Biology. (in press - contact author for draft)
  5. Newbound, M., M. A. McCarthy and T. Lebel, (2009 in press). "Phenology of epigeous macrofungi found in red gum woodlands." Fungal Biology.
  6. Newbound, M., M. A. McCarthy and T. Lebel, (2009 In press). "Fungi and the urban environment: a review." Landscape and Urban Planning.
  7. Pratt, K. L., H. A. Campbell, M. E. Watts, and C. E. Franklin. In review 2009. Diving Strategy May Improve Predator Avoidance In The Freshwater Snake, Acrochordus Arafurae: A Field-Based Telemetric Study. Marine and Freshwater Research. (in press - contact author for draft)
  8. Price B, McAlpine CA, Phinn, SR, Pullar, D., Kutt, A and Ludwig, J. (in press) Towards pluralism in landscape models: testing the continuum model for woodland birds in a tropical savanna landscapes. Ecography.
  9. Seabrook, L, Etter, A and McAlpine, CA (In Press) Environmental History. In: B. Warf (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Geography. Sage, Thousand Oaks, California.
  10. Shanahan, D. F., H. P. Possingham, and C. Riginos. 2009. Understanding the impact of landscape on within-population genetic patterns: individual level movement characteristics may provide a means to generalise across species. Journal of Animal Ecology. (in press - contact author for draft)
  11. Szabo, J. K., P. J. Davy, M. J. Hooper and L. B. Astheimer, (2009). "Predicting avian distributions to evaluate spatiotemporal overlap with locust control operations in eastern Australia." Ecological Applications 19(8): 2026-2037. (web link or contact author for draft)
  12. Szabo, J. K., S. Briggs, R. Lonie, L. Bell, R. F. Maloney, L. N. Joseph, I. Hunter, and H. P. Possingham. In press 2009. The feasibility of applying a cost-effective approach for assigning priorities for threatened species recovery with a case study from New South Wales, Australia. Pacific Conservation Biology. (in press - contact author for draft)
  13. van Wilgen, N. J., R. J. Elith, J. R. Wilson, B. A. Wintle and D. Richardson, (2009). "Alien invaders and reptile traders: What drives the live animal trade in South Africa? ." Animal Conservation in press.


  1. Ben-Haim, Y. 2009. Info-gap forecasting and the advantage of sub-optimal models. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONAL RESEARCH 197:203-213.
  2. Betts, M. G., L. Ganio, M. Huso, B. A. Wintle. 2009. The ecological importance of space in species distribution models: A comment on Dormann et al. Ecography 32:1-5.
  3. Betts, M., L. Ganio, M. Huso, N. Som, F. Huettmann, J. Bowman, and B. Wintle. 2009. Comment on "Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data: a review". ECOGRAPHY 32:374-378.
  4. Brady, M. J., C. A. McAlpine, C. J. Miller, H. P. Possingham, and G. S. Baxter. 2009. Habitat attributes of landscape mosaics along a gradient of matrix development intensity: matrix management matters. Landscape Ecology 24:879-891. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  5. Burgman M. A., B. A. Wintle, C. A. Thompson, A. Moilanen, M. C. Runge, and Y. Ben-Haim. 2009. Uncertainty analysis for Bayes nets: reconciling cost and environmental benefit in invasive species management. Risk Analysis in press.
  6. Burgman, M.A., Walshe, T., Godden, L. and Martin, P. 2009. Designing regulation for conservation and biosecurity. The Australasian Journal of Natural Resources Law and Policy 13, 93-112
  7. Carwardine, J., C. J. Klein, K. A. Wilson, R. L. Pressey, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Hitting the target and missing the point: target-based conservation planning in context. Conservation Letters 2:4-11. (web ref or email author for reprint)
  8. Crowther, M. S., C. A. McAlpine, D. Lunney, I. Shannon, and J. V. Bryant. 2009. Using broad-scale, community survey data to compare species conservation strategies across regions: A case study of the Koala in a set of adjacent ‘catchments’. Ecological Management and Restoration 10:S88-S96. or email for reprint
  9. Davidovitch, L., R. Stoklosa, J. Majer, A. Nietrzeba, P. Whittle, K. Mengersen, and Y. Ben-Haim. 2009. Info-gap theory and robust design of surveillance for invasive species: The case study of Barrow Island. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 90:2785-2793.
  10. Deo, R., J. Syktus, C. McAlpine, P. Lawrence, H. McGowan, and S. Phinn. 2009. Impact of historical land cover change on daily indices of climate extremes including droughts in eastern Australia. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS 36:-.
  11. Deo, R.C., Syktus, J.I., McAlpine, C.A., McGowan, H.A. & Phinn, S.R. (2009) The simulated impact of land cover change on climate extremes. In Proc: International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, 13-16 July 2009.
  12. Deo, R.C., Syktus, J.S., McAlpine, C.A., Lawrence, P.J., McGowan, H.A., and Phinn, S.R. (2009) Impact of historical land cover change on daily indices of climate extremes including droughts in eastern Australia (2009). Journal of Geophysical Research Letters 36. L08705, doi:10.1029/2009GL037666.
  13. Drechsler, M. 2009. Predicting metapopulation lifetime from macroscopic network properties. MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES 218:59-71.
  14. Drechsler, M., and F. Wätzold. 2009. Applying tradable permits to biodiversity conservation: Effects of space-dependent conservation benefits and cost heterogeneity on habitat allocation. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS 68:1083-1092.
  15. Drechsler, M., R. Lourival, and H. Possingham. 2009. Conservation planning for successional landscapes. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING 220:438-450.
  16. Driscoll, D., and D. Lindenmayer. 2009. Empirical tests of metacommunity theory using an isolation gradient. ECOLOGICAL MONOGRAPHS 79:485-501.
  17. Duca, C., H. Yokomizo, M. Marini, and H. Possingham. 2009. Cost-efficient conservation for the white-banded tanager (Neothraupis fasciata) in the Cerrado, central Brazil. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142:563-574.
  18. Egoh, B., Reyers, B., Rouget, M., Bode, M., Richardson, D. (2009). Spatial congruence between biodiversity and ecosystem services in South Africa. Biological Conservation, 142: 553–562.
  19. Felton, A., J. Fischer, D. Lindenmayer, R. Montague-Drake, A. Lowe, D. Saunders, A. Felton, W. Steffen, N. Munro, K. Youngentob, J. Gillen, P. Gibbons, J. Bruzgul, I. Fazey, S. Bond, C. Elliott, B. Macdonald, L. Porfirio, M. Westgate, and M. Worthy. 2009. Climate change, conservation and management: an assessment of the peer-reviewed scientific journal literature. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 18:2243-2253.
  20. Fischer, J., B. Brosi, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, R. Goldman, J. Goldstein, D. Lindenmayer, A. Manning, H. Mooney, L. Pejchar, J. Ranganathan, and H. Tallis. 2009. Fostering constructive debate: a reply to Chappell et al. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 7:84-84.
  21. Franco, A., B. Anderson, D. Roy, S. Gillings, R. Fox, A. Moilanen, and C. Thomas. 2009. Surrogacy and persistence in reserve selection: landscape prioritization for multiple taxa in Britain. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 46:82-91.
  22. Gordon, A., D. Simondson, M. White, A. Moilanen and S. A. Bekessy, (2009). "Integrating conservation planning and landuse planning in urban landscapes." Landscape and Urban Planning 91(4): 183-194.  (web ref or email author for reprint)
  23. Grantham, H. S., M. Bode, E. McDonald-Madden, E. T. Game, A. T. Knight, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Effective conservation planning requires learning and adaption. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi:10.1890/080151.
  24. Hansen, B., D. Harley, D. Lindenmayer, and A. Taylor. 2009. Population genetic analysis reveals a long-term decline of a threatened endemic Australian marsupial. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 18:3346-3362.
  25. Hartig, F., and M. Drechsler. 2009. Smart spatial incentives for market-based conservation. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142:779-788.
  26. Hermoso, V. L., S. Linke, and J. Prenda. In press 2009. Identifying priority sites for conservation of freshwater fish biodiversity in a Mediterranean basin with a high degree of threatened endemics. Hydrobiologia 623:127-140. (web pdf or email author for reprint)
  27. Hodgson, J. A., C. D. Thomas, B. A. Wintle, and A. Moilanen. 2009. Climate change, connectivity and conservation decision making: back to basics. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:964-969. (web pdf or email author for reprint)
  28. Hodgson, J., A. Moilanen, and C. Thomas. 2009. Metapopulation responses to patch connectivity and quality are masked by successional habitat dynamics. ECOLOGY 90:1608-1619.
  29. Hunter, M., M. Bean, D. Lindenmayer, and D. Wilcove. 2009. Thresholds and the Mismatch between Environmental Laws and Ecosystems. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 23:1053-1055.
  30. Joseph, L., C. Elkin, T. Martin, and H. Possingham. 2009. Modeling abundance using N-mixture models: the importance of considering ecological mechanisms. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 19:631-642.
  31. Joseph, L., R. Maloney, and H. Possingham. 2009. Optimal Allocation of Resources among Threatened Species: a Project Prioritization Protocol. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 23:328-338.
  32. Keppel, G., A. Lowe, and H. Possingham. 2009. Changing perspectives on the biogeography of the tropical South Pacific: influences of dispersal, vicariance and extinction. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY 36:1035-1054.
  33. Kendall, B. E., (2009). "The diffusion approximation overestimates the extinction risk for count-based PVA." Conservation Letters 2: 216-225. (web pdf or email for reprint)
  34. Kingsford, R., J. Watson, C. Lundquist, O. Venter, L. Hughes, E. Johnston, J. Atherton, M. Gawel, D. Keith, B. Mackey, C. Morley, H. Possingham, B. Raynor, H. Recher, and K. Wilson. 2009. Major Conservation Policy Issues for Biodiversity in Oceania. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 23:834-840.
  35. Klein, C., K. Wilson, M. Watts, J. Stein, J. Carwardine, B. Mackey, and H. Possingham. 2009. Spatial conservation prioritization inclusive of wilderness quality: A case study of Australia's biodiversity. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142:1282-1290.
  36. Klein, C., K. Wilson, M. Watts, J. Stein, S. Berry, J. Carwardine, M. Smith, B. Mackey, and H. Possingham. 2009. Incorporating ecological and evolutionary processes into continental-scale conservation planning. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 19:206-217.
  37. Langford, W. T., A. Gordon and L. Bastin, (2009). "When do conservation planning methods deliver? Quantifying the consequences of uncertainty." Ecological Informatics 4(3): 123-135.( web ref or email author for reprint)
  38. Lindenmayer, D. 2009. Forest Wildlife Management and Conservation. YEAR IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 2009 1162:284-310.
  39. Lindenmayer, D. 2009. Old forest, new perspectives-Insights from the Mountain Ash forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria, south-eastern Australia. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 258:357-365.
  40. Lindenmayer, D., A. Welsh, C. Donnelly, M. Crane, D. Michael, C. Macgregor, L. McBurney, R. Montague-Drake, and P. Gibbons. 2009. Are nest boxes a viable alternative source of cavities for hollow-dependent animals? Long-term monitoring of nest box occupancy, pest use and attrition. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142:33-42.
  41. Lindenmayer, D., C. MacGregor, J. Wood, R. Cunningham, M. Crane, D. Michael, R. Montague-Drake, D. Brown, M. Fortescue, N. Dexter, M. Hudson, and A. Gill. 2009. What factors influence rapid post-fire site re-occupancy? A case study of the endangered Eastern Bristlebird in eastern Australia. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WILDLAND FIRE 18:84-95.
  42. Lindenmayer, D., J. Wood, and C. MacGregor. 2009. Do observer differences in bird detection affect inferences from large-scale ecological studies? EMU 109:100-106.
  43. Lindenmayer, D., J. Wood, D. Michael, M. Crane, C. MacGregor, R. Montague-Drake, and L. McBurney. 2009. Are gullies best for biodiversity? An empirical examination of Australian wet forest types. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 258:169-177.
  44. Lindenmayer, D.B., Welsh, A., Donnelly, C.F., Crane, M., Michael, D., McBurney, L., MacGregor, C. and Cunningham, R.B. Are nest boxes a viable alternative source of cavities for hollow-dependent animals? Long-term monitoring of nest box occupancy, pest use and attrition Biological Conservation142:1, 33-42
  45. Manning, A., J. Fischer, A. Felton, B. Newell, W. Steffen, and D. Lindenmayer. 2009. Landscape fluidity - a unifying perspective for understanding and adapting to global change. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY 36:193-199.
  46. Manning, A., P. Gibbons, and D. Lindenmayer. 2009. Scattered trees: a complementary strategy for facilitating adaptive responses to climate change in modified landscapes? JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 46:915-919.
  47. McAlpine, C., A. Etter, P. Fearnside, L. Seabrook, and W. Laurance. 2009. Increasing world consumption of beef as a driver of regional and global change: A call for policy action based on evidence from Queensland (Australia), Colombia and Brazil. GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS 19:21-33.
  48. McAlpine, C., J. Syktus, J. Ryan, R. Deo, G. Mckeon, H. Mcgowan, and S. Phinn. 2009. A continent under stress: interactions, feedbacks and risks associated with impact of modified land cover on Australia's climate. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 15:2206-2223.
  49. McCarthy, M. A. (2009). Using models to compare the ecology of cities. The Ecology of City and Towns: A Comparative Approach. M. J. McDonnell and A. J. Hahs. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press.
  50. McCarthy, M. A., Weller, W. F. and Parris, K. M. (2009) Effects of toe clipping on survival, recapture and return rates of Jefferson Salamanders (Ambystoma jeffersonianum) in Ontario, Canada.Journal of Herpetology 43: 394-401.
  51. McCarthy, M. A. (2009). Spatial Population Viability Analysis. Spatial conservation prioritisation: Quantitative methods and computational tools. A. Moilanen, K. A. Wilson and H. P. Possingham. Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press. 9: 122-134.
  52. Manning, A. D. and D. B. Lindenmayer, (2009 In press). "Paddock trees, parrots and agricultural production: An urgent need for large-scale, long-term restoration in south-eastern Australia." Ecological Management and Restoration. (in press - contact author for draft)
  53. Michael, D. R. and D. B. Lindenmayer, (2009). "Records of the Inland Carpet Python, Morelia spilota metcalfei (Serpentes: Pythonidae), from the South-western Slopes of New South Wales." Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 129: 253-261. (pdf 81Kb)
  54. Moilanen, A., A. Arponen, J. Stokland, and M. Cabeza. 2009. Assessing replacement cost of conservation areas: How does habitat loss influence priorities? BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 142:575-585.
  55. Moilanen, A., A. van Teeffelen, Y. Ben-Haim, and S. Ferrier. 2009. How Much Compensation is Enough? A Framework for Incorporating Uncertainty and Time Discounting When Calculating Offset Ratios for Impacted Habitat. RESTORATION ECOLOGY 17:470-478.
  56. Molino, P. J., Childs, S., Hubbard, M. R. E., Carey, J. M., Burgman, M. A. and Wetherbee, R. 2009. Development of the primary bacterial microfouling layer on antifouling and fouling release coatings in temperate and tropical environments in Eastern Australia. Biofouling 1-14.
  57. Moore, S., T. Wallington, R. Hobbs, P. Ehrlich, C. Holling, S. Levin, D. Lindenmayer, C. Pahl-Wostl, H. Possingham, M. Turner, and M. Westoby. 2009. Diversity in Current Ecological Thinking: Implications for Environmental Management. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 43:17-27.
  58. Morton, S., O. Hoegh-Guldberg, D. Lindenmayer, M. Olson, L. Hughes, M. McCulloch, S. McIntyre, H. Nix, S. Prober, D. Saunders, A. Andersen, M. Burgman, E. Lefroy, W. Lonsdale, I. Lowe, A. McMichael, J. Parslow, W. Steffen, J. Williams, and J. Woinarski. 2009. The big ecological questions inhibiting effective environmental management in Australia. AUSTRAL ECOLOGY 34:1-9.
  59. Munro, N., J. Fischer, J. Wood, and D. Lindenmayer. 2009. Revegetation in agricultural areas: the development of structural complexity and floristic diversity. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 19:1197-1210.
  60. Murray, J., A. Goldizen, R. O'Leary, C. McAlpine, H. Possingham, and S. Choy. 2009. How useful is expert opinion for predicting the distribution of a species within and beyond the region of expertise? A case study using brush-tailed rock-wallabies Petrogale penicillata. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 46:842-851.
  61. Parris, K. M. (2009) Towards a comparative ecology of cities and towns. Pp. 567-573 in M. J. McDonnell, A. J. Hahs and J. Brueste (eds) Ecology of Cities and Towns: A Comparative Approach (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge).
  62. Parris, K. M. and Schneider, A. (2009) Impacts of traffic noise and traffic volume on birds of roadside habitats.Ecology and Society 14(1): 29.
  63. Parris, K. M., M. Velik-Lord and J. North, M.A., (2009). "Frogs Call at a Higher Pitch in Traffic Noise." Ecology & society 14(1): 25.( web ref or email author for reprint)
  64. Parris, K., S. C. McCall, M. A. McCarthy, B. A. Minteer, K. Steele, S. A. Bekessy, and F. Medvecky. 2009. Assessing ethical trade-offs in ecological 1 field studies. Journal of Applied Ecology. (web pdf  - contact author for reprint)
  65. Parris, K. M. (2009). Towards a comparative ecology of cities and towns. Ecology of Cities and Towns: A Comparative Approach. M. J. McDonnell, A. J. Hahs and J. Brueste. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 567-573.
  66. Parris, K. M. et al. (2009) Requirements under the EPBC Act and Victorian legislation. Submission to the Growth Areas Authority on the SIA report for the proposed expansion of Melbourne’s urban growth boundary. (email author for reprint)
  67. Parris, K. M. et al. (2009) Strategic assessments and bioregional planning, with special reference to the SIA for the proposed expansion of Melbourne’s urban growth boundary. Submission on the Interim Report for the Independent Review of the EPBC Act 1999. (email author for reprint)
  68. Pharo, E., and D. Lindenmayer. 2009. Biological legacies soften pine plantation effects for bryophytes. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 18:1751-1764.
  69. Pressey, R. L., and M. C. Bottrill. 2009. Approaches to landscape- and seascape-scale conservation planning: convergence, contrasts and challenges. Oryx 43:464-475.
  70. Rayfield, B., A. Moilanen, and M. Fortin. 2009. Incorporating consumer-resource spatial interactions in reserve design. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING 220:725-733.
  71. Rhodes, J. R., C. A. McAlpine, A. F. Zuur, G. M. Smith, and E. N. Leno. 2009. GLMM applied on the spatial distribution of koalas in a fragmented landscape. Ch: in A. F. Zuur, E. N. Leno, N. Walker, A. A. Saveliev, and G. M. Smith, editors. Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology. Springer, New York.
  72. Rout, T., C. Hauser, and H. Possingham. 2009. Optimal adaptive management for the translocation of a threatened species. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 19:515-526.
  73. Rout, T., C. Thompson, and M. McCarthy. 2009. Robust decisions for declaring eradication of invasive species. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 46:782-786.
  74. Rout, T., Y. Salomon, and M. McCarthy. 2009. Using sighting records to declare eradication of an invasive species. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 46:110-117.
  75. Shanahan, D. F., and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Predicting avian patch occupancy in a fragmented landscape: do we know more than we think? Journal of Applied Ecology 46:1026-1035.( web access or email author)
  76. Sutherland, W., W. Adams, R. Aronson, R. Aveling, T. Blackburn, S. Broad, G. Ceballos, I. Cote, R. Cowling, G. Da Fonseca, E. Dinerstein, P. Ferraro, E. Fleishman, C. Gascon, M. Hunter, J. Hutton, P. Kareiva, A. Kuria, D. MacDonald, K. MacKinnon, F. Madgwick, M. Mascia, J. McNeely, E. Milner-Gulland, S. Moon, C. Morley, S. Nelson, D. Osborn, M. Pai, E. Parsons, L. Peck, H. Possingham, S. Prior, A. Pullin, M. Rands, J. Ranganathan, K. Redford, J. Rodriguez, F. Seymour, J. Sobel, N. Sodhi, A. Stott, K. Vance-Borland, and A. Watkinson. 2009. One Hundred Questions of Importance to the Conservation of Global Biological Diversity. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 23:557-567.
  77. Underwood, E., Klausmeyer, K., Morrison, S., Bode M., Shaw, M.R. (2009). Evaluating conservation spending for species return: A retrospective analysis in California. Conservation Letters, 2: 130-137.
  78. van der Ree, R., D. Heinze, M. A. McCarthy and I. Mansergh, (2009). "Wildlife Tunnel Enhances Population Viability." Ecology and Society 14(2):
  79. Williams, N., M. Schwartz, P. Vesk, M. McCarthy, A. Hahs, S. Clemants, R. Corlett, R. Duncan, B. Norton, K. Thompson, and M. McDonnell. 2009. A conceptual framework for predicting the effects of urban environments on floras. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 97:4-9.
  80. Wilson, K., J. Carwardine, and H. Possingham. 2009. Setting Conservation Priorities. YEAR IN ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 2009 1162:237-264.
  81. Wintle, B.A., Burgman, M.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Kavanagh, R.P. (in press). The magnitude and management consequences of false negative observation error in surveys of arboreal marsupials and large forest owls. Journal of Wildlife Management.
  82. Yokomizo, H., H. Possingham, M. Thomas, and Y. Buckley. 2009. Managing the impact of invasive species: the value of knowing the density-impact curve. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 19:376-386.


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  2. Banks, S.C., Knight, E., Dubach, J.E., and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2008). Microscale heterogeneity influences offspring sex ratio and spatial kin structure in possums. Journal of Animal Ecology, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.01448.x.
  3. Baxter, P.J., Sabo, J.L., Wilcox, C., McCarthy, M.A., and Possingham, H.P. (2008). Cost-effective suppression and eradication of invasive predators. Conservation Biology 22: 89-98..
  4. Beger, M. and H. P. Possingham 2008. "Environmental factors that influence the distribution of coral reef fishes: modeling occurrence data for broad-scale conservation and management." Marine Ecology Progress Series 361: 1-13.
  5. Bekessy, S. A. and B. A. Wintle. 2008. Using carbon investment to grow the biodiversity bank. Conservation Biology 22:510-513.
  6. Bode, M., K. Burrage, and H. Possingham. 2008. Using complex network metrics to predict the persistence of metapopulations with asymmetric connectivity patterns. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING 214:201-209.
  7. Bode, M., K. Wilson, M. McBride, and H. Possingham. 2008. Optimal dynamic allocation of conservation funding among priority regions. BULLETIN OF MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY 70:2039-2054.
  8. Bode, M., T. Rout, C. Hawkins and B. A. Wintle. 2009. Efficiently locating conservation boundaries: Searching for the Tasmanian devil facial tumour disease front. Biological Conservation 142:1333
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  10. Carey, J., and M. Burgman. 2008. Linguistic uncertainty in qualitative risk analysis and how to minimize it. STRATEGIES FOR RISK COMMUNICATION: EVOLUTION, EVIDENCE, EXPERIENCE 1128:13-17.
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  14. Crane, M., R. Montague-Drake, R. Cunningham, and D. Lindenmayer. 2008. The characteristics of den trees used by the squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) in temperate Australian woodlands. WILDLIFE RESEARCH 35:663-675.
  15. Cunningham, R., D. Lindenmayer, M. Crane, D. Michael, C. MacGregor, R. Montague-Drake, and J. Fischer. 2008. The combined effects of remnant vegetation and tree planting on farmland birds. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 22:742-752.
  16. Cunningham, R.B., Lindenmayer, D.B., McGregor, C., Crane, M., and Michael, D. 2008. What factors influence bird biota on farms? Putting restored vegetation into context? Conservation Biology, 22, 742-752.
  17. Donato, D., P. Ricci, B. Noller, M. Moore, H. Possingham, and O. Nichols. 2008. The protection of wildlife from mortality: Hypothesis and results for risk assessment. ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL 34:727-736.
  18. Elkin, C., and H. Possingham. 2008. The role of landscape-dependent disturbance and dispersal in metapopulation persistence. AMERICAN NATURALIST 172:563-575.
  19. Felton, A., J. Wood, A. Felton, B. Hennessey, and D. Lindenmayer. 2008. Bird community responses to reduced-impact logging in a certified forestry concession in lowland Bolivia. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 141:545-555.
  20. Firn, J., T. M. Rout, H. P. Possingham, and Y. M. Buckley. 2008. Managing beyond the invader: manipulating disturbance of natives simplifies control efforts. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1142-1151.
  21. Fischer, J., B. Brosi, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, R. Goldman, J. Goldstein, D. Lindenmayer, A. Manning, H. Mooney, L. Pejchar, J. Ranganathan, and H. Tallis. 2008. Should agricultural policies encourage land sparing or wildlife-friendly farming? FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT 6:382-387.
  22. Fischer, J., D. Lindenmayer, and R. Montague-Drake. 2008. The role of landscape texture in conservation biogeography: a case study on birds in south-eastern Australia. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS 14:38-46.
  23. Franklin, J., S. Sisson, M. Burgman, and J. Martin. 2008. Evaluating extreme risks in invasion ecology: learning from banking compliance. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS 14:581-591.
  24. Fuller, R. A., J. Tratalos, and K. J. Gaston. 2008. How many birds are there in a city of half a million people? Diversity and Distributions.
  25. Fuller, R. A., P. H. Warren, P. R. Armsworth, O. Barbosa, and K. J. Gaston. 2008. Garden bird feeding predicts the structure of urban avian assemblages. Diversity and Distributions 14:131-137.
  26. Game, E. T., E. McDonald-Madden, M. L. Puotinen, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Should We Protect the Strong or the Weak? Risk, Resilience, and the Selection of Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Biology 22:1619-1629.
  27. Game, E. T., M. E. Watts, S. Woolsdridge, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Planning for persistence in marine reserves: A questions of catastrophic importance. Ecological Applications 18:670-680.
  28. Garrard, G.E., Bekessy, S.A., McCarthy, M.A., and Wintle, B.A. (2008). When have we looked hard enough? A novel method for setting minimum survey effort protocols for flora surveys. Austral Ecology, 33: 986-998. web .pdf
  29. Gibbons, P., C. Zammit, K. Youngentab, H. P. Possingham, D. W. Lindenmayer, S. A. Bekessy, M. A. Burgman, M. Colyvan, M. Considine, A. Felton, R. J. Hobbs, K. L. Hurley, C. A. McAlpine, M. A. McCarthy, J. Moore, D. Robinson, D. Salt, and B. A. Wintle. 2008. Some practical suggestions for improving engagement between researchers and policy-makers in natural resource management. Journal of Ecological Management and Restoration 9:182-186.
  30. Gibbons, P., D. Lindenmayer, J. Fischer, A. Manning, A. Weinberg, J. Seddon, P. Ryan, and G. Barrett. 2008. The Future of Scattered Trees in Agricultural Landscapes. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 22:1309-1319. web .pdf
  31. Gibbons, P., R. Cunningham, and D. Lindenmayer. 2008. What factors influence the collapse of trees retained on logged sites? A case-control study. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 255:62-67.
  32. Grantham, H. S., A. Moilanen, K. A. Wilson, R. L. Pressey, T. G. Rebelo and H. P. Possingham, (2008). "Diminishing return on investment for biodiversity data in conservation planning." Conservation Letters 1: 190-198.
  33. Harper, M., M. McCarthy, and R. van der Ree. 2008. Resources at the landscape scale influence possum abundance. AUSTRAL ECOLOGY 33:243-252.
  34. Hartig, F., Drechsler, M. (2008): The time horizon and its role in multiple species conservation planning. Biological Conservation 141 (10), 2625-2631
  35. Hauser, C., and H. Possingham. 2008. Experimental or precautionary? Adaptive management over a range of time horizons. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 45:72-81.
  36. Hierl, L., J. Franklin, D. Deutschman, H. Regan, and B. Johnson. 2008. Assessing and prioritizing ecological communities for monitoring in a regional habitat conservation plan. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 42:165-179.
  37. Hovel, K., and H. Regan. 2008. Using an individual-based model to examine the roles of habitat fragmentation and behavior on predator-prey relationships in seagrass landscapes. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY 23:75-89.
  38. Januchowski, S. R., C. A. McAlpine, J. A. Callaghan, C. B. Griffins, M. M. Bowen, D. L. Mitchell, and D. Lunney. 2008. Identifying multiscale habitat factors influencing koala (Phascolarctos Cinereus) occurrence and management in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration 9:134-142. or email for reprint
  39. Jarrad, F., C. Wahren, R. Williams, and M. Burgman. 2008. Impacts of experimental warming and fire on phenology of subalpine open-heath species. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 56:617-629.
  40. Joseph, L., and H. Possingham. 2008. Grid-based monitoring methods for detecting population declines: Sensitivity to spatial scale and consequences of scale correction. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 141:1868-1875.
  41. Judd, S., J. E. M. Watson, and A. W. T. Watson. 2008. Diversity of a semi-arid, intact Mediterranean ecosystem in southwest Australia. Web Ecology 8:84-93.
  42. Justus, J., Fuller, T., and Sarkar, S. (2008) 'Influence of Representation Targets on the Total Area of Conservation Area Networks', Conservation Biology, 22:3, 673-682
  43. Klaassen, M., S. Bauer, J. Madsen, and H. Possingham. 2008. Optimal management of a goose flyway: migrant management at minimum cost. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 45:1446-1452.
  44. Klein, C. J., C. Steinback, A. J. Scholz, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Effectiveness of marine reserve networks in representing biodiversity and minimizing impact to fishermen: a comparison of two approaches used in California. Conservation Letters 1:44-51.
  45. Klein, C. J., A. Chan, L. Kircher, A. J. Cundiff, N. Gardner, Y. Hrovat, A. J. Scholz, B. E. Kendall, and S. Airame. 2008. Striking a Balance between Biodiversity Conservation and Socioeconomic Viability in the Design of Marine Protected Areas. Conservation Biology 22:691-700. (FREE pdf or contact author)
  46. Levin, N, McAlpine, C, Phinn, S, Price, B, Pullar, D, Kavanagh, RP and Law, BS. Mapping forest patches and scattered trees from SPOT images and testing their ecological importance for woodland birds in a fragmented agricultural landscape. International Journal of Remote Sensing. (In Press, accepted September 2008).
  47. Liao, W. B., R. A. Fuller, J. C. Hu, and L. Cao. 2008. Habitat use by endangered Sichuan Partridges Arborophila rufipectus during the breeding season. Acta Ornithologica 43:179-184.
  48. Lindenmayer, D., C. MacGregor, A. Welsh, C. Donnelly, and D. Brown. 2008. The use of hollows and dreys by the common ringtail possum (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) in different vegetation types. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 56:1-11.
  49. Lindenmayer, D., C. MacGregor, A. Welsh, C. Donnelly, M. Crane, D. Michael, R. Montague-Drake, R. Cunningham, D. Brown, M. Fortescue, N. Dexter, M. Hudson, and A. Gill. 2008. Contrasting mammal responses to vegetation type and fire. WILDLIFE RESEARCH 35:395-408.
  50. Lindenmayer, D., J. Wood, C. MacGregor, D. Michael, R. Cunningham, M. Crane, R. Montague-Drake, D. Brown, R. Muntz, and D. Driscoll. 2008. How predictable are reptile responses to wildfire? OIKOS 117:1086-1097.
  51. Lindenmayer, D., J. Wood, R. Cunningham, C. MacGregor, M. Crane, D. Michael, R. Montague-Drake, D. Brown, R. Muntz, and A. Gill. 2008. TESTING HYPOTHESES ASSOCIATED WITH BIRD RESPONSES TO WILDFIRE. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 18:1967-1983.
  52. Lindenmayer, D.B., Cunningham, R.B., McGregor, C., Crane, M., and Michael, D. (2008). The changing nature of bird populations in woodland remnants as a pine plantation emerges: results from a large-scale “natural experiment” of landscape context effects. Ecological Monographs, 78, 567-590.
  53. Lindenmayer, D.B., Fischer, J., Felton, A., Crane, M., Michael, D., MacGregor, C., Manning, A.D., Muntz, R. and Hobbs, R.J. 2008. Novel ecosystems resulting from landscape transformation create dilemmas for modern conservation practice. Conservation Letters, 1, 129-135.
  54. Lindenmayer, D.B., Welsh, A.W., Donnelly, C.F., Cunningham, R.B., McGregor, C., Crane, M., and Michael, D. (2008). Mammal response to wildfire. Wildlife Research, 35, 295-394.
  55. Lindenmayer, D.B., Welsh, A.W., Donnelly, C.F., Cunningham, R.B., McGregor, C., Crane, M., and Michael, D. (2008). Nesting biology of the Common Ringtail Possum. Australian Journal of Zoology, 56, 1-11.
  56. Lindenmayer, D.B., Wood, J., Donnelly, C.F., Cunningham, R.B., McGregor, C., Crane, M., and Michael, D. 2008. Reptiles and wildfire: a large-scale natural experiment. Oikos, 117, 1087-1096.
  57. Linke, S., R. H. Norris, and R. L. Pressey. 2008. Irreplaceability of river networks: towards catchment-based conservation planning. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1486-1495.
  58. Mackey, B. G., J. E. M. Watson, G. Hope, and S. Gilmore. 2008. Climate change, biodiversity conservation, and the role of protected areas: An Australian perspective. Biodiversity 9:11-18.
  59. Maguire, L.A. and Justus, J. 'Why Intrinsic Value Is a Poor Basis for Conservation Decisions', Bioscience, Vol. 58, No 10 (November 2008), pp. 910-911. (web or email author for .pdf)
  60. Markovchick-Nicholls, L., H. Regan, D. Deutschman, A. Widyanata, B. Martin, L. Noreke, and T. Hunt. 2008. Relationships between human disturbance and wildlife land use in urban habitat fragments. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 22:99-109.
  61. McAlpine, C. A., J. R. Rhodes, M. E. Bowen, D. Lunney, J. G. Callaghan, D. L. Mitchell, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Can multi-scale models of a species’ distribution be generalised from region to region? A case study of the koala. Journal of Applied Ecology. 
  62. McAlpine C.A., Syktus, J., Deo, R.C., McGowan, H.A., Lawrence, P.J., Watterson, I.G. and Phinn, S.R. (2008) Modelling the impact of anthropogenic land cover change on Australia’s regional climate. Journal of Geophysical Research Letters, 34:L22711, doi:10.1029/2007GL031524.
  63. McAlpine, C., J. Rhodes, M. Bowen, D. Lunney, J. Callaghan, D. Mitchell, and H. Possingham. 2008. Can multiscale models of species' distribution be generalized from region to region? A case study of the koala. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 45:558-567.
  64. McCarthy, M. 2008. Incorporating prior information into models for reintroduced populations. AVIAN BIOLOGY RESEARCH 1:37-38.
  65. Mccarthy, M., and K. Parris. 2008. Optimal Marking of Threatened Species to Balance Benefits of Information with Impacts of Marking. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 22:1506-1512.
  66. McCarthy, M., C. Thompson, and S. Garnett. 2008. Optimal investment in conservation of species. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 45:1428-1435.
  67. McCarthy, M., R. Citroen, and S. McCall. 2008. Allometric scaling and Bayesian priors for annual survival of birds and mammals. AMERICAN NATURALIST 172:216-222.
  68. McDonald-Madden, E., P. Baxter, and H. Possingham. 2008. Making robust decisions for conservation with restricted money and knowledge. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 45:1630-1638.
  69. McDonald-Madden, E., P. Baxter, and H. Possingham. 2008. Subpopulation triage: How to allocate conservation effort among populations. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 22:656-665.
  70. Michael, D., R. Cunningham, and D. Lindenmayer. 2008. A forgotten habitat? Granite inselbergs conserve reptile diversity in fragmented agricultural landscapes. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 45:1742-1752.
  71. Moilanen, A. 2008. Generalized Complementarity and Mapping of the Concepts of Systematic Conservation Planning. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 22:1655-1658.
  72. Moilanen, A. 2008. Two paths to a suboptimal solution - once more about optimality in reserve selection. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 141:1919-1923.
  73. Moilanen, A., J. Leathwick, and J. Elith. 2008. A method for spatial freshwater conservation prioritization. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY 53:577-592.
  74. Moore, A.L., Hauser, C.E., and McCarthy, M.A. (2008). How we value the future affects our desire to learn. Ecological Applications 18: 1061-1069.
  75. Murray, J.V., Low Choy, S., McAlpine, C.A., Possingham, H.P. and Goldizen, A.W. (2008) The importance of ecological scale for wildlife conservation in naturally fragmented environments: A case study of the brush-tailed rock-wallaby (Petrogale penicillata). Biological Conservation, 141(1): 7-22.
  76. Ohl, C., Drechsler, M., Johst, K., Wätzold, F. (2008): Compensation payments for habitat heterogeneity: existence, efficiency, and fairness considerations. Ecological Economics 67 (2), 162-174
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  79. Pantus, F., N. Ellis, H. Possingham, and W. Venables. 2008. Sensitivity analysis of spatially aggregated responses: A gradient-based method. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE 22:575-599.
  80. Parris, K. M., and McCarthy, M. A. (2008) Toe clipping of anurans for mark-recapture studies: acceptable if justified. Herpetological Review 39: 148-149.
  81. Patthey, P., S. Wirthner, N. Signorell, and R. Arlettaz. 2008. Impact of outdoor winter sports on the abundance of a key indicator species of alpine ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology 10:2-8.
  82. Pressey, R. L., and M. C. Bottrill. 2008. Opportunism, threats, and the evolution of systematic conservation planning. Conservation Biology 22:1340-1345.
  83. Ramula, S., L. Puhakainen, J. Shuhonen, and E. Vallius. 2008. Management actions are required to improve the viability of the rare grassland herb Carlina biebersteinii. Nordic Journal of Botany 26:83-90.
  84. Ramula, S., T. M. Knight, J. H. Burns, and Y. M. Buckley. 2008. General guidelines for invasive plant management based on comparative demography of invasive and native plant populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1124-1133.
  85. Regan, H., L. Hierl, J. Franklin, D. Deutschman, H. Schmalbach, C. Winchell, and B. Johnson. 2008. Species prioritization for monitoring and management in regional multiple species conservation plans. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS 14:462-471.
  86. Revaz, E., M. Schaub, and R. Arlettaz. 2008. Foraging ecology and reproductive biology of the Stonechat Saxicola torquata: comparison between a revitalized, intensively cultivated and a historical, traditionally cultivated agro-ecosystem. Journal of Ornithology 149:301-312.
  87. Rhodes, J.R., Callaghan, J., McAlpine, C.A., de Jong, C., Bowen, M.E., Mitchell, D., Lunney, D. and Possingham, H. (2008) Regional variation in habitat-occupancy thresholds: a warning for conservation planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 45: 549-557.
  88. Rhodes, JR, McAlpine, CA, Peterson, A, Callaghan, JG, Lunney, D, Possingham, HP, Mitchell, DL and Curran, T (2008) Linking landscape ecology to planning for koala conservation. Australian Planner. 45(2): 24-25.
  89. Richards, Z. T., M. Beger, S. Pinca, and C. C. Wallace. 2008. Bikini Atoll coral biodiversity resilience five decades after nuclear testing. Marine Pollution Bulletin 53:503-515.
  90. Ross, J., D. Sirl, P. Pollett, and H. Possingham. 2008. Metapopulation persistence in a dynamic landscape: More habitat or better stewardship? ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS 18:590-598.
  91. Schaub, M., R. Zink, H. Belssmann, F. Sarrazin, and R. Arlettaz. 2008. When to end releases in reintroduction programmes: demographic rates and population viability analysis of bearded vultures in the Alps. Journal of Applied Ecology on-line only:1-9.
  92. Seabrook, L., McAlpine, C.. and Fensham, R. (2008) What influences farmers to keep trees? A case study from the Brigalow Belt, Queensland, Australia. Landscape and Urban Planning, 84: 266–281
  93. Southwell, D., A. Lechner, T. Coates, and B. Wintle. 2008. The sensitivity of population viability analysis to uncertainty about habitat requirements: Implications for the management of the endangered southern brown bandicoot. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 22:1045-1054.
  94. Spring, D., J. Kennedy, D. Lindenmayer, M. McCarthy, and R. Mac Nally. 2008. Optimal management of a flammable multi-stand forest for timber production and maintenance of nesting sites for wildlife. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 255:3857-3865.
  95. Steele, K., Regan, H.M., Colyvan, M. and Burgman, M.A., 'Right Decisions or Happy Decision Makers?', Social Epistemology, 21(4), (October–December, 2007), pp. 349–368.
  96. Stranlund, J., and Y. Ben-Haim. 2008. Price-based vs. quantity-based environmental regulation under Knightian uncertainty: An info-gap robust satisficing perspective. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 87:443-449.
  97. Thompson, C.J., and McCarthy M.A. (2008). Alternative measures to value at risk. Journal of Risk Finance 9: 81-88.
  98. Thompson, K., and M. McCarthy. 2008. Traits of British alien and native urban plants. JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY 96:853-859.
  99. Treml, E. A., P. N. Halpin, D. L. Urban, and L. F. Pratson. 2008. Modeling population connectivity by ocean currents, a graph-theoretic approach for marine conservation. Landscape Ecology 23:19-36.
  100. Ulbrich, K., M. Drechsler, F. Watzold, K. Johst, and J. Settele. 2008. A software tool for designing cost-effective compensation payments for conservation measures. ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE 23:122-123.
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  102. Wilmer, J., C. Elkin, C. Wilcox, L. Murray, D. Niejalke, and H. Possingham. 2008. The influence of multiple dispersal mechanisms and landscape structure on population clustering and connectivity in fragmented artesian spring snail populations. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 17:3733-3751.
  103. Wintle, B. A. 2008. Adaptive management, population modeling and uncertainty analysis for assessing the impacts of noise on cetacean populations. International Journal of Comparative Psychology 20:237-249.
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  105. Wintle, B.A. and Lindenmayer, D.B. (2008). Six reasons why forest certification schemes are failing biodiversity. Forest Ecology and Management, 256, 1311-1319.
  106. Yamamura, K., J. Matsuda, H. Yokomizo, K. Kaji, H. Uno, K. Tamada, T. Kurumada, T. Saitoh, and H. Hirakawa. 2008. Harvest-based Bayesian estimation of sika deer populations using a state-space model. Population Ecology 50:131-144.


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  20. Fischer, J., and D. Lindenmayer. 2007. Landscape modification and habitat fragmentation: a synthesis. GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY 16:265-280.
  21. Fischer, J., D. Lindenmayer, S. Blomberg, R. Montague-Drake, A. Felton, and J. Stein. 2007. Functional Richness and Relative Resilience of Bird Communities in Regions with Different Land Use Intensities. ECOSYSTEMS 10:964-974.
  22. Fox DR, Ben-Haim Y, Hayes K, McCarthy MA, Wintle BA, Dunstan P, (2007) An info-gap approach to power and sample size. Environmentrics. 18:189-203
  23. Garden J.G., McAlpine C.A., Possingham H.P. and Jones D.N. (2007) Habitat structure is more important than vegetation composition for local-level management of native terrestrial reptile and small mammal species living in urban remnants: A case study from Brisbane, Australia. Austral Ecology, 32(6): 669–685.
  24. Garden, J., C. McAlpine, H. Possingham, and D. Jones. 2007. Using multiple survey methods to detect terrestrial reptiles and mammals: what are the most successful and cost-efficient combinations? WILDLIFE RESEARCH 34:218-227.
  25. Huth, N. I., and P. L. Poulton. 2007. An electromagnetic induction method for monitoring variation in soil moisture in agroforestry systems. Australian Journal of Soil Research 45:63-72.
  26. Keith, D., M. Tozer, T. Regan, and H. Regan. 2007. The persistence niche: what makes it and what breaks it for two fire-prone plant species. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY 55:273-279.
  27. Knight, A. T., R. J. Smith, R. M. Cowling, P. G. Desmet, D. P. Faith, S. Ferrier, C. M. Geldenblom, H. Grantham, A. T. Lombard, K. Maze, J. L. Nel, J. D. Parrish, G. Q. K. Pence, H. P. Possingham, B. Reyers, M. Rouget, D. Roux, and K. A. Wilson. 2007. Improving the key biodiversity areas approach for effective conservation planning. BioScience 57:256-261.
  28. Kraaijeveld-Smit, F., D. Lindenmayer, A. Taylor, C. MacGregor, and B. Wertheim. 2007. Comparative genetic structure reflects underlying life histories of three sympatric small mammal species in continuous forest of south-eastern Australia. OIKOS 116:1819-1830.
  29. Lindenmayer, D., J. Fischer, A. Felton, R. Montague-Drake, A. Manning, D. Simberloff, K. Youngentob, D. Saunders, D. Wilson, A. Felton, C. Blackmore, A. Lowe, S. Bond, N. Munro, and C. Elliott. 2007. The complementarity of single-species and ecosystem-oriented research in conservation research. OIKOS 116:1220-1226.
  30. Lindenmayer, D., J. Fischer, and R. Hobbs. 2007. The need for pluralism in landscape models: a reply to Dunn and Majer. OIKOS 116:1419-1421.
  31. Lindenmayer, D., R. Cunningham, and A. Weekes. 2007. A study of the foraging ecology of the White-throated Treecreeper (Cormobates leucophaeus). EMU 107:135-142.
  32. Lindenmayer, D., R. Cunningham, M. Crane, D. Michael, and R. Montague-Drake. 2007. Farmland bird responses to intersecting replanted areas. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY 22:1555-1562.
  33. Linke, S., Pressey, R.L., Bailey, R.C. and Norris, R.H. 2007. Management options for river conservation planning: condition and conservation re-visited. Freshwater Biology 52, 918-938.
  34. Lowe, A., Dovers, S., and Lindenmayer, D.B. Towards improved theory and practice in evaluation of conservation projects. International Journal of Environmental Management, 7, 245-275.
  35. Lunney, D., Gresser, S., O'Neill, L.E., Matthews, A., Rhodes, J. 2007. The impact of fire and dogs on Koalas at Port Stephens, New South Wales, Using population viability analysis. Pacific Conservation Biology. 13:189-201.
  36. Manning, A., D. Lindenmayer, S. Barry, and H. Nix. 2007. Large-scale spatial and temporal dynamics of the vulnerable and highly mobile superb parrot. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY 34:289-304.
  37. Martin, T.G. and S. McIntyre. 2007. Impacts of Livestock Grazing and Tree Clearing on Birds of Woodland and Riparian Habitats. Conservation Biology 21:504-514.
  38. McAlpine, C., Heyenga, S., Taylor, B., Peterson, A. and McDonald, G. (2007) Regional planning in Queensland’s rangelands: Challenges and prospects for biodiversity conservation. Geographical Research, 45: 27-42.
  39. McAlpine, C., T. Spies, P. Norman, and A. Peterson. 2007. Conserving forest biodiversity across multiple land ownerships: Lessons from the Northwest Forest Plan and the Southeast Queensland regional forests agreement (Australia). BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 134:580-592.
  40. McBride, M. F., K. A. Wilson, M. Bode, and H. P. Possingham. 2007. Incorporating the Effects of Socioeconomic Uncertainty into Priority Setting for Conservation Investment. Conservation Biology 21:1469-1474.
  41. McCarthy, M., and D. Lindenmayer. 2007. Info-gap decision theory for assessing the management of catchments for timber production and urban water supply. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 39:553-562.
  42. McCarthy, M., and H. Possingham. 2007. Active adaptive management for conservation. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 21:956-963.
  43. Mikusinski, G., R. Pressey, L. Edenius, H. Kujala, A. Moilanen, J. Niemela, and T. Ranius. 2007. Conservation planning in forest landscapes of Fennoscandia and an approach to the challenge of Countdown 2010. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 21:1445-1454.
  44. Moilanen A and Wintle BA (2007) The Boundary-Quality Penalty: a quantitative method for approximating responses to fragmentation in reserve selection. Conservation Biology. 21:355-364.
  45. Moilanen, A. 2007. Landscape Zonation, benefit functions and target-based planning: Unifying reserve selection strategies. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 134:571-579.
  46. Moilanen, A. and B.A. Wintle. 2007. Quantitative reserve network aggregation via the boundary quality penalty. Conservation Biology. 21:355-364
  47. Moilanen, A., and M. Cabeza. 2007. Accounting for habitat loss rates in sequential reserve selection: Simple methods for large problems. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 136:470-482.
  48. Moilanen, A., M.C. Runge, J. Elith, A. Tyre, Y. Carmel, E. Fegraus, B.A. Wintle, M.A. Burgman and Y. Ben Haim. 2007. Planning for robust reserve networks using uncertainty analysis. Ecological Modelling. 199:115-124.
  49. Murdoch, W., S. Polasky, K. Wilson, H. Possingham, P. Kareiva, and R. Shaw. 2007. Maximizing return on investment in conservation. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 139:375-388.
  50. Nicholson, E., H. P. Possingham. 2007. Making conservation decisions under uncertainty for the persistence of multiple species. Ecological Applications 17:251-265.
  51. Nicol, S., R. Batker, J. Koehn, and M. Burgman. 2007. Structural habitat selection by the critically endangered trout cod, Maccullochella macquariensis, Cuvier. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 138:30-37.
  52. Peterson, A., C. Mcalpine, D. Ward, and S. Rayner. 2007. New regionalism and nature conservation: Lessons from South East Queensland, Australia. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING 82:132-144.
  53. Pillans, S., J. Ortiz, R. Pillans, and H. Possingham. 2007. The impact of marine reserves on nekton diversity and community composition in subtropical eastern Australia. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 136:455-469.
  54. Pople, A.R., Phinn, S..R., Menke, N., Grigg, G.C., Possingham, H.P. and McAlpine, C. (2007) Spatial patterns of kangaroo density across the South Australian pastoral zone over 26 years: Aggregation during drought and suggestions of long distance movement. Journal of Applied Ecology, 44(5): 1068-79.
  55. Possingham, H. P., H. Grantham, C. Rondini. 2007. How can you conserve species that haven't been found? Journal of Biogeography 34(5):758-759.
  56. Regan, H., F. Davis, S. Andelman, A. Widyanata, and M. Freese. 2007. Comprehensive criteria for biodiversity evaluation in conservation planning. BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 16:2715-2728.
  57. Rout, T. M., C. E. Hauser, H. P. Possingham. 2007. Minimise long-term loss or maximise short-term gain? Optimal translocation strategies for threatened species. Ecological Modelling 201: 67-74.
  58. Ryan, J., C. McAlpine, and J. Ludwig. 2007. GLAMS: A graphical method for capturing land and water management practices in agroecosystems. ECOSYSTEMS 10:432-447.
  59. Ryan, J., J. Ludwig, and C. Mcalpine. 2007. Complex adaptive landscapes (CAL): A conceptual framework of multi-functional, non-linear ecohydrological feedback systems. ECOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY 4:113-127.
  60. Seabrook, L., McAlpine, C.. and Fensham, R.J. (2007) Spatial and temporal analysis of vegetation change in agricultural landscapes: A case study of two brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) landscapes in Queensland, Australia. Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment, 120: 211-228.
  61. Skelly, D., L. Joseph, H. Possingham, L. Freidenburg, T. Farrugia, M. Kinnison, and A. Hendry. 2007. Evolutionary responses to climate change. CONSERVATION BIOLOGY 21:1353-1355.
  62. Smith, C.S., Howes, A.L., Price, B. and McAlpine, C.A. (2007) Using a Bayesian belief network to predict suitable habitat of an endangered mammal - The Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi). Biological Conservation, 139(3-4): 333-47.
  63. Steele, K. 'Distinguishing Indeterminate Belief from "Risk-averse" Preferences', Synthese (special section: Knowledge, Rationality and Action), 158(2) (2007), pp. 189–205.
  64. Stewart, R. R., I. R. Ball, H. P. Possingham. 2007. The effect of incremental reserve design and changing reservation goals on the long-term efficiency of reserve systems. Conservation Biology 21:346-354.
  65. Sutherst, R.W., G.F.Maywald and A.S.Bourne. 2007. Including species interactions in risk assessments for global change.  Global Change Biology. 13:1–17
  66. Taylor, A., H. Tyndale-Biscoe, and D. Lindenmayer. 2007. Unexpected persistence on habitat islands: genetic signatures reveal dispersal of a eucalypt-dependent marsupial through a hostile pine matrix. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 16:2655-2666.
  67. Tubelis, D., D. Lindenmayer, and A. Cowling. 2007. Bird populations in native forest patches in south-eastern Australia: the roles of patch width, matrix type (age) and matrix use. LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY 22:1045-1058.
  68. Tubelis, D., D. Lindenmayer, and A. Cowling. 2007. The peninsula effect on bird species in native eucalypt forests in a wood production landscape in Australia. JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 271:11-18.
  69. Venier LA, Pearce JL, Wintle BA and Bekessy SA (2007) Future forests and indicator-species population models. The Forestry Chronicle. 83:36-40.
  70. Viggers, K., and D. Lindenmayer. 2007. The kangaroo conundrum remains. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY 44:1086-1088.
  71. Vuilleumier, S., C. Wilcox, B. Cairns, and H. Possingham. 2007. How patch configuration affects the impact of disturbances on metapopulation persistence. THEORETICAL POPULATION BIOLOGY 72:77-85.
  72. Wagner, L., J. Ross, and H. Possingham. 2007. Catastrophe management and inter-reserve distance for marine reserve networks. ECOLOGICAL MODELLING 201:82-88.
  73. Walshe, T.V., B.A. Wintle, F. Fidler and M.A. Burgman. 2007. Use of confidence intervals to demonstrate performance against forest management standards. Forest Ecology & Management. 247:237-245.
  74. Westphal, M., S. Field, and H. Possingham. 2007. Optimizing landscape configuration: A case study of woodland birds in the Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia. LANDSCAPE AND URBAN PLANNING 81:56-66.



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