Affiliation: University of Melbourne
- Returns from matching management resolution to ecological variation in a coral reef fisheryMichael Bode
School of Biosciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Proc Biol Sci 283:20152828. 2016..Interestingly, the highly complex process of larval dispersal, which plays a critical ecological role in coral reef ecosystem dynamics, may not demand equally complex management policies. ..
- A conservation planning approach to mitigate the impacts of leakage from protected area networksMichael Bode
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Conserv Biol 29:765-74. 2015..If protected areas are coupled with nonreserve policy instruments such as market subsidies, our model shows that the trade-offs between biodiversity and human well-being can be further and more directly reduced...
- Species differences drive nonneutral structure in pleistocene coral communitiesMichael Bode
Australian Research Council ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Am Nat 180:577-88. 2012..These findings highlight the importance of developing biodiversity theory that can parsimoniously incorporate species differences in coral reef communities, rather than further elaborating neutral theory...
- How to build an efficient conservation fenceMichael Bode
The Applied Environmental Decision Analysis Group, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Conserv Biol 24:182-8. 2010..It also facilitates conservation decisions at a strategic level by allowing fencing to be compared transparently with alternative conservation management actions...
- Different dispersal abilities allow reef fish to coexistMichael Bode
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:16317-21. 2011..This coexistence mechanism is therefore likely to have ecological relevance beyond reef fish...
- Conservation planning with multiple organizations and objectivesMichael Bode
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, University of Melbourne, School of Botany, Parkville, Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Conserv Biol 25:295-304. 2011..Transaction costs incurred during cooperation and the sources of conservation funding could facilitate or hinder cooperative behavior...
- 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...
- Dynamic marine protected areas can improve the resilience of coral reef systemsEdward T Game
Centre for Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Ecol Lett 12:1336-46. 2009..Given the current large-scale threats to coral reefs, the ability of dynamic marine protected areas to achieve conservation goals deserves more attention...
- 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...
- 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....
- Optimal dynamic allocation of conservation funding among priority regionsMichael Bode
Applied Environmental Decision Analysis Research Facility, School of Botany, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Melbourne, 3010, Australia
Bull Math Biol 70:2039-54. 2008....
- The need for speed: informed land acquisitions for conservation in a dynamic property marketEve McDonald-Madden
Centre for Applied Environmental Decision Analysis, School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Ecol Lett 11:1169-77. 2008..The solutions to this problem illustrate how optimal conservation is necessarily dynamic and requires explicit consideration of both the time period allowed for implementation and the availability of properties...
- Reserves in Context: Planning for Leakage from Protected AreasAnna R Renwick
ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, The NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, Centre, for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
PLoS ONE 10:e0129441. 2015..Although leakage has the potential to undermine conservation actions, conservation planning can minimize this risk. ..
- Optimal conservation outcomes require both restoration and protectionHugh P Possingham
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Imperial College London, Department of Life Sciences, Silwood Park, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
PLoS Biol 13:e1002052. 2015..We use two examples to illustrate the theory: bird conservation in tropical rainforests and coastal defence provided by mangrove forests. ..
- 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...
- The cost of conservationMichael Bode
Science 321:340. 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...