#NACCB2014 and beyond: a month PhDing in the USA
I recently returned back from a 4-week trip to the United States, where I attended the 2014 North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Missoula, Montana from 12-17 July. Given this was my first time visiting the US and one of my case-studies is on conservation banking, I made sure I extended my trip beyond the…
An interdisciplinary approach to evaluating environmental policy: the case of biodiversity offsetting
My presentation given at this week’s North American Society for Conservation Biology (NACCB) Conference held in Missoula, Montana is now on Slideshare:
Environmental offset policy and bridging the science-policy divide
The latest issue of Decision Point magazine features a brief article outlining some the “co-benefits” that have been generated through the collaboration between the Department of the Environment and researchers from the Environmental Decisions Group which resulted in EPBC Act environmental offsets assessment guide. I’ve previously blogged about this collaboration here, but as mentioned in…
Findings tabled from the Senate Inquiry into Environmental Offsets
A report into the recent Senate inquiry into environmental offsets has now been tabled – you can download the full report here. The inquiry was set up earlier in the year by the Australian Greens with the support of the Labor Party, and generated a fair bit of media at the time (here, here and here). I’m…
Reflections on the 2014 Fenner Student Retreat
One of the things I love about the Fenner School is the annual Research Student Retreat. Each year, all Fenner PhD and MPhil students are invited to attend a 2-day ‘retreat’, which basically involves a mixture of workshops, social activities, wine, cheese and fire pit frivolity. The School arranges all of the core retreat ingredients – overnight…
Doing too much or not enough?
It’s fair to say that 2014 have been pretty busy for me so far. Things didn’t start well when I broke my leg skiing in Japan (holiday was lovely otherwise), but apart from dragging around a full leg cast since New Year’s I seem to have been doing lots of “stuff”. In the last two…
Does “irreplaceability” tell us where to prioritise protected area management?
I was asked by The Conversation to provide some comments on an new paper published by Soizic Le Saout and colleagues this week in Science. You can read my comments and those of a number of other scientists in the article. But I thought I’d share some more thoughts on the paper here. Update 18/11/13: Added…
15th BIOECON: Week One of UK trip
The 15th BIOECON in Cambridge has begun – and so begins my 3 week visit to the UK. The conference is being held at King’s College, a truly dreadful venue with historic architecture, manicured lawns, ambient atmosphere and delicious food. Horrible. Tomorrow I’ll be giving my presentation, which I’ve blogged about previously, but you can view…