During her honours project, Estelle developed an initial set of key metrics and explored how they influence conservation at the project level. Estelle used local scale studies (Berau in East Kalimantan) to identify the type of information to account for in project development in order to address a range of safeguards and to identify indicators at a global scale that might best represent these criteria.

Results from the project could potentially aid the incorporation of these important factors into the identification of priority areas for investment in REDD+ to facilitate their inclusion in decision making.

Honours student, The University of Queensland, August 2010 – 2011, jointly supervised with Dr. Richard Fuller

Email: e.weber1@uq.edu.au