Kerrie A Wilson
Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy
- Conserving biodiversity efficiently: what to do, where, and whenKerrie A Wilson
The Ecology Centre, School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
PLoS Biol 5:e223. 2007..Applying this new framework will ensure investment in actions that provide the most cost-effective outcomes for biodiversity conservation. This will help to minimise the misallocation of scarce conservation resources...
- Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomesRichard A Fuller
The Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
Nature 466:365-7. 2010..This new paradigm for protected area system expansion could yield huge improvements to global conservation at a time when competition for land is increasingly intense...
- The effect of carbon credits on savanna land management and priorities for biodiversity conservationLucinda L Douglass
The Australian Government National Environmental Research Program, The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and The University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
PLoS ONE 6:e23843. 2011..Our research illustrates that the duel objective of conserving biodiversity and reducing the release of greenhouse gases offers important opportunities for cost-effective land management investments...
- Conservation planning when costs are uncertainJosie Carwardine
The Ecology Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Conserv Biol 24:1529-37. 2010....
- A climatic stability approach to prioritizing global conservation investmentsTakuya Iwamura
Ecology Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
PLoS ONE 5:e15103. 2010..Accounting for the ecological stability of ecoregions provides a realistic approach to incorporating climate change into global conservation planning, with potential to save more species from extinction in the long term...
- Cost-effective global conservation spending is robust to taxonomic groupMichael Bode
The Ecology Center, School of Integrative Biology and Department of Mathematics, University of Queensland, St Lucia 4072, Australia
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6498-501. 2008..Hence, if socioeconomic factors are considered, we can be more confident about global-scale decisions guided by single taxonomic groups...
- Prioritizing conservation investments for mammal species globallyKerrie A Wilson
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2670-80. 2011..The resolution of the analysis and the incorporation of likelihood of success made little difference to this result, but affected the spatial location of these investments...
- Harnessing carbon payments to protect biodiversityOscar Venter
The Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Science 326:1368. 2009..Because trade-offs are nonlinear, we discover that minor adjustments to the allocation of funds could double the biodiversity protected by REDD, while reducing carbon outcomes by only 4 to 8%...
- Influence of a threatened-species focus on conservation planningSimon P Drummond
The University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences, St Lucia, Queensland 4072, Australia
Conserv Biol 24:441-9. 2010..Our methods allowed us to identify areas of the region that require the most urgent conservation action...
- Avoiding costly conservation mistakes: the importance of defining actions and costs in spatial priority settingJosie Carwardine
The Ecology Centre, School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
PLoS ONE 3:e2586. 2008..This demonstrates inadequate problem specification and may lead to inefficiency: the cost of alternative conservation actions can differ throughout a landscape, and may result in dissimilar conservation priorities...
- Setting conservation prioritiesKerrie A Wilson
The University of Queensland, School of Integrative Biology, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1162:237-64. 2009..Finally, they suggest ways that current priority-setting approaches may be improved...
- Is conservation triage just smart decision making?Madeleine C Bottrill
The University of Queensland, The Applied Environmental Decision Analysis Centre, The Ecology Centre, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Trends Ecol Evol 23:649-54. 2008..However, triage is no more than the efficient allocation of conservation resources and we risk wasting scarce resources if we do not follow its basic principles...
- Cost-effective priorities for global mammal conservationJosie Carwardine
The Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, QLD 4072, Australia
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:11446-50. 2008..We uncover shortfalls in the allocation of conservation funds in many threatened priority areas, highlighting a global conservation challenge...
- Scale mismatches, conservation planning, and the value of social-network analysesAngela M Guerrero
ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Conserv Biol 27:35-44. 2013..Results of network analyses can be used to mitigate scale mismatches in assessing, planning, implementing, and monitoring conservation projects...
- Delaying conservation actions for improved knowledge: how long should we wait?Hedley S Grantham
The Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
Ecol Lett 12:293-301. 2009..If the delay is too long, it can sometimes be more effective just using a readily available habitat map. These results reveal the opportunity costs of delaying conservation action to improve knowledge...
- Conservation planning in a changing worldRobert L Pressey
The Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
Trends Ecol Evol 22:583-92. 2007..First, biodiversity is not static in time or space but generated and maintained by natural processes. Second, humans are altering the planet in diverse ways at ever faster rates...
- Prioritizing global conservation effortsKerrie A Wilson
The Ecology Centre, Schools of Integrative Biology and Physical Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Nature 440:337-40. 2006..We demonstrate the approach with an example of optimal resource allocation among five priority regions in Wallacea and Sundaland, the transition zone between Asia and Australasia...
- Change the IUCN protected area categories to reflect biodiversity outcomesLuigi Boitani
Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
PLoS Biol 6:e66. 2008
- Protecting biodiversity when money matters: maximizing return on investmentEmma C Underwood
Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California Davis, Davis, California, USA
PLoS ONE 3:e1515. 2008..However, density of species does not necessarily imply conservation 'efficiency'. Here we explicitly consider conservation efficiency in terms of species protected per dollar invested...
- Incorporating the effects of socioeconomic uncertainty into priority setting for conservation investmentMarissa F McBride
Environmental Science, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Conserv Biol 21:1463-74. 2007....
- Tradeoffs of different types of species occurrence data for use in systematic conservation planningCarlo Rondinini
Department of Animal and Human Biology, Universita di Roma La Sapienza, Viale dell Università 32, 00185 Roma, Italy
Ecol Lett 9:1136-45. 2006..Conservation plans should include an estimation of commission and omission errors in underlying species data and explicitly use this information to influence conservation planning outcomes...
- Biodiversity: turning up the heat on hotspotsHugh P Possingham
Nature 436:919-20. 2005