Managing for change: wetland transitions under sea-level rise and outcomes for threatened species

Lochran W. Traill, Karin Perhans, Catherine E. Lovelock, Ana Prohaska, Steve McFallan, Jonathan R. Rhodes, Kerrie A. Wilson Managing for change: wetland transitions under sea-level rise and outcomes for threatened species.  Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00807.x Abstract Aim  Global sea-level rise (SLR) could be as much as 1.8 metres by 2100, which will impact coastal wetland communities and threatened species.…

Optimal restoration: accounting for space, time and uncertainty

Kerrie A. Wilson, Megan Lulow, Jutta Burger, Yi-Chin Fang, Caitlin Andersen, David Olson, Michael O’Connell, and Marissa F. McBride Optimal restoration: accounting for space, time and uncertainty. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:715-725. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.01975.x Summary 1. In general, conservation seeks to prevent further habitat loss but in many cases there is a need to reverse habitat degradation.…

The processes that threaten Indonesian plants

Sugeng Budiharta, Didik Widyatmoko, Irawati, Harry Wiriadinata, Rugayah, Tukirin Partomihardjo, Ismail, Tahan Uji, Ary Prihardhyanto Keim and Kerrie A. Wilson The processes that threaten Indonesian plants. Oryx 45:172-179. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605310001092 Abstract The processes that threaten 240 Indonesian threatened plants were identified and categorized based on a comprehensive review of the published literature and elicitation of information from experts.…

Conservation for a changing planet – report back from ICCB 2010

By Megan Evans I recently arrived back from attending the 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology, which took place in Edmonton, Canada.  I was especially excited to take part in a symposium investigating Strategic Priorities for the Conservation of the World’s Mammalian Fauna, where I presented research that Kerrie,  Moreno and I have been working…

Global perspectives from Copenhagen

Recent article from BIOLinks, The School of Biological Sciences Newsletter Kerrie Wilson has recently returned from a productive (and very cold) couple of months working with researchers at the University of Copenhagen particularly, Professors Niels Strange, Carsten Rahbek and Neil Burgess, world leaders in ecological economics, climate change science and conservation biology respectively. During her…

Science meets Parliament this week

The 11th annual Science meets Parliament (SmP) is being held this week in Canberra, where over 160 scientists from around Australia will meet with Ministers, Senators and Members over two full days. Dr. Kerrie Wilson is one of five scientists nominated by the Australian Research Council to attend the event, which is being organised by…