Robert L Pressey

Summary

Affiliation: James Cook University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Making parks make a difference: poor alignment of policy, planning and management with protected-area impact, and ways forward
    Robert L Pressey
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 370:. 2015
  2. ncbi request reprint Conservation planning in a changing world
    Robert L Pressey
    The Ecology Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD, 4072, Australia
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:583-92. 2007
  3. pmc Accommodating dynamic oceanographic processes and pelagic biodiversity in marine conservation planning
    Hedley S Grantham
    The Ecology Centre and Centre for Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e16552. 2011
  4. doi request reprint A novel approach to model exposure of coastal-marine ecosystems to riverine flood plumes based on remote sensing techniques
    Jorge G Alvarez-Romero
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    J Environ Manage 119:194-207. 2013
  5. pmc Future hotspots of terrestrial mammal loss
    Piero Visconti
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2693-702. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Incorporating effectiveness of community-based management in a national marine gap analysis for Fiji
    Morena Mills
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    Conserv Biol 25:1155-64. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Conservation objectives and sea-surface temperature anomalies in the Great Barrier Reef
    Natalie C Ban
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811 Australia
    Conserv Biol 26:799-809. 2012
  8. pmc How much does it cost to expand a protected area system? Some critical determining factors and ranges of costs for Queensland
    Vanessa M Adams
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e25447. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Efficient and equitable design of marine protected areas in Fiji through inclusion of stakeholder-specific objectives in conservation planning
    Georgina G Gurney
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia
    Conserv Biol 29:1378-89. 2015
  10. pmc Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: a globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves
    Laurence J McCook
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:18278-85. 2010

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Making parks make a difference: poor alignment of policy, planning and management with protected-area impact, and ways forward
    Robert L Pressey
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 370:. 2015
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Conservation planning in a changing world
    Robert 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...
  3. pmc Accommodating dynamic oceanographic processes and pelagic biodiversity in marine conservation planning
    Hedley S Grantham
    The Ecology Centre and Centre for Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e16552. 2011
    ..More generally, we argue that innovative methods are needed to conserve ephemeral and dynamic pelagic biodiversity...
  4. doi request reprint A novel approach to model exposure of coastal-marine ecosystems to riverine flood plumes based on remote sensing techniques
    Jorge G Alvarez-Romero
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    J Environ Manage 119:194-207. 2013
    ..Our study contributes to our understanding of plume spatial-temporal dynamics of the GBR and offers a method that can also be applied to monitor exposure of coastal-marine ecosystems to plumes and explore their ecological influences...
  5. pmc Future hotspots of terrestrial mammal loss
    Piero Visconti
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:2693-702. 2011
    ..Other policies, directed towards the root causes of biodiversity loss, are required, both in Africa and other parts of the world...
  6. doi request reprint Incorporating effectiveness of community-based management in a national marine gap analysis for Fiji
    Morena Mills
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    Conserv Biol 25:1155-64. 2011
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Conservation objectives and sea-surface temperature anomalies in the Great Barrier Reef
    Natalie C Ban
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811 Australia
    Conserv Biol 26:799-809. 2012
    ..Dialogue between conservation scientists and managers is needed to develop appropriate conservation objectives under climate change and strategies to meet them...
  8. pmc How much does it cost to expand a protected area system? Some critical determining factors and ranges of costs for Queensland
    Vanessa M Adams
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e25447. 2011
    ..We demonstrate how a rigorous analysis can inform discussions about the expansion of systems of protected areas, including the identification of factors that influence budget variability...
  9. doi request reprint Efficient and equitable design of marine protected areas in Fiji through inclusion of stakeholder-specific objectives in conservation planning
    Georgina G Gurney
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia
    Conserv Biol 29:1378-89. 2015
    ..We found that using different methods to incorporate socioeconomic factors that require similar data and expertise can result in plans with very different impacts on local stakeholders. ..
  10. pmc Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: a globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves
    Laurence J McCook
    Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:18278-85. 2010
    ..Given the major threat posed by climate change, the expanded network of marine reserves provides a critical and cost-effective contribution to enhancing the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef...
  11. pmc Advancing Land-Sea Conservation Planning: Integrating Modelling of Catchments, Land-Use Change, and River Plumes to Prioritise Catchment Management and Protection
    Jorge G Alvarez-Romero
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0145574. 2015
    ..Our study demonstrates a practical approach to integrating models of catchments, land-use change, and river plumes with conservation planning software to inform prioritisation of catchment management. ..
  12. doi request reprint Modeling catchment nutrients and sediment loads to inform regional management of water quality in coastal-marine ecosystems: a comparison of two approaches
    Jorge G Alvarez-Romero
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia Electronic address
    J Environ Manage 146:164-78. 2014
    ..Differences between models in the patterns of modeled pollutant supply were modest, but significantly influenced the prioritization of subcatchments for management. ..
  13. pmc A new way to measure the world's protected area coverage
    Lissa M Barr
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e24707. 2011
    ..Used in combination with total percentage protection, the Gini coefficient will improve the effectiveness of reporting on the growth of protected area coverage, paving the way for better representation of the world's biodiversity...
  14. ncbi request reprint A new method for conservation planning for the persistence of multiple species
    Emily Nicholson
    The Ecology Centre, School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
    Ecol Lett 9:1049-60. 2006
    ..Unlike previous methods, we avoid designating arbitrary weightings between reserve size and configuration; rather, our method is based on population processes and is grounded in ecological theory...
  15. pmc Conserving biodiversity efficiently: what to do, where, and when
    Kerrie 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...
  16. pmc Benefits and Challenges of Scaling Up Expansion of Marine Protected Area Networks in the Verde Island Passage, Central Philippines
    Vera Horigue
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, 4811, Queensland, Australia The Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, 1110, Philippines
    PLoS ONE 10:e0135789. 2015
    ..Overall, however, coordinated MPA networks have the potential to be more efficient than the uncoordinated ones, especially when coordinated planning uses systematic methods...
  17. pmc Integrated conservation and development: evaluating a community-based marine protected area project for equality of socioeconomic impacts
    Georgina G Gurney
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 370:. 2015
    ....
  18. pmc Estimating landholders' probability of participating in a stewardship program, and the implications for spatial conservation priorities
    Vanessa M Adams
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods and Northern Australia National Environmental Research Program Hub, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e97941. 2014
    ..This highlights a tension between planning for a cost-effective program and planning for a program that targets properties with the highest probability of participation...
  19. pmc Uncertainties around the implementation of a clearing-control policy in a unique catchment in northern Australia: exploring equity issues and balancing competing objectives
    Vanessa M Adams
    Northern Australia National Environmental Research Program Hub and Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    PLoS ONE 9:e96479. 2014
    ....
  20. pmc Sympathy for the Devil: Detailing the Effects of Planning-Unit Size, Thematic Resolution of Reef Classes, and Socioeconomic Costs on Spatial Priorities for Marine Conservation
    Jessica Cheok
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 4811
    PLoS ONE 11:e0164869. 2016
    ....
  21. doi request reprint 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Measuring and incorporating vulnerability into conservation planning
    Kerrie Wilson
    The Ecology Centre, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia
    Environ Manage 35:527-43. 2005
    ..Our review highlights the need for further development and evaluation of approaches to assess vulnerability and for comparisons of their relative effectiveness...
  23. pmc Change the IUCN protected area categories to reflect biodiversity outcomes
    Luigi Boitani
    Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    PLoS Biol 6:e66. 2008
  24. doi request reprint Special section: systematic conservation planning in the European landscape: conflicts, environmental changes, and the challenge of countdown 2010
    Carlo Rondini
    Department of Animal and Human Biology, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Viale dell Università 32, 00185, Roma, Italy
    Conserv Biol 21:1404-5. 2007
  25. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of the global protected area network in representing species diversity
    Ana S L Rodrigues
    Center for Applied Biodiversity Science, Conservation International, Washington, DC 20036, USA
    Nature 428:640-3. 2004
    ..We show that the global network is far from complete, and demonstrate the inadequacy of uniform--that is, 'one size fits all'--conservation targets...