Program 6: Conservation Planning
Program Leader: Professor Bob Pressey (FAA)
Program 6 was established in 2007. We focus on spatial solutions to diverse resource management problems, involving the design of conservation areas and applications of a variety of conservation actions. Our goal is to guide management that promotes the persistence and sustainable use of natural resources and that is implemented with local communities and other stakeholders. We work in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Geographically, our study areas are spread across and around Australia, through the Coral Triangle and Oceania, and further afield in Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Costa Rica and East Africa. In designing and conducting our research, we place a high value on engagement with managers and policy makers, from local communities to local, state and federal governments and non-government organizations. Our research topics are grouped under seven broad themes (see Projects).