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Project 5.6 Integration of the carbon biodiversity market trade-ons

Researchers: Dr Brendan Wintle, UM & Dr Tara Martin, CSIRO/UQ (Joint Leaders), Sarah Bekessy, Louise Blackmore, Josie Carwardine, Marit Kragt, Hugh Possingham, Anna Renwick, Nooshin Torabin, Kerrie Wilson, Assoc. Prof. Scott Jeffrey
Carbon and biodiversity are ecologically and economically linked. What is the relative importance of regulation and market in stimulating biodiverse carbon sequestration? How should the two objectives be pursued?

Dr Sarah Bekessy

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PositionResearcher
AffiliationRMIT University
Member of project(s)4.24.2b4.34.3a5.55.6
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PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)5.15.6
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Dr Josie Carwardine

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Josie is a joint post-doctoral fellow with the Conservation Decisions Lab at CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences and the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub at the University of Queensland Node. Her research focuses on conservation planning and decision making for biodiversity conservation under a changing climate and a carbon economy. She endeavours to draw together key ecological and socio-economic information to support better decision outcomes for biodiversity and people.
Josie's current projects include both national and state-wide analyses of priority areas for restoration to achieve carbon and biodiversity benefits, which relates to NERP Project 5.6. Further, she is building upon her pioneering work on prioritising threat management for biodiversity conservation in the Kimberley, to undertake regional scale analyses o ...
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PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
AffiliationCSIRO
Member of project(s)1.41.4a3.75.6
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Ms Megan Evans

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My research is focused on decision making and policy development for environmental issues, by drawing upon principles and tools from economics and conservation science.

I'm currently based at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University. My PhD aims to examine the role of economic policy instruments in biodiversity conservation and natural resource management, with a particular focus on biodiversity and carbon offsets.

I am involved in a number of projects with the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, including:

- An examination of the relative effectiveness of biodiversity offsets for conservation (Read More...

PositionPhD Student
Member of project(s)4.3a5.55.6
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Assoc. Prof. Scott Jeffrey

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I am currently on sabbatical leave from my permanent position in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, visiting the School of Agricultural and Resource Economics as a Research Associate Professor, from August 2012 through May 2013.  

I am an agricultural production economist, with research activities in a number of areas, including the economics of farming systems, risk and risk management, and productive efficiency in agriculture. Much of my current research at the University of Alberta deals with the economics of ecosystem service production in agriculture and in particular the impact of beneficial management practices and other types of environmental stewardship land use changes on financial performance of agri ...
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PositionResearch Associate Professor
Member of project(s)5.6
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Dr Marit Kragt

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PositionAssistant Professor
Member of project(s)5.45.6
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Dr Tara Martin

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PositionResearcher
Member of project(s)1.41.4a3.13.23.3a3.63.75.25.6
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Professor Hugh Possingham

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PositionDirector
Member of project(s)1.31.41.51.61.7b3.13.23.3a3.3b4.24.34.3a4.55.25.6
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Dr Anna Renwick

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Anna is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Queensland and is a researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and National Environmental Research Program (NERP), supervised by Hugh Possingham. Her research brings together both ecological and socio-economic information to address policy relevant issues. Anna's current work looks at the trade-offs and synergies in ecosystem services and how to maximise both biodiversity and social livelihoods. Her current project focuses on carbon, biodiversity and co-benefits for indigenous people within the carbon farming initiati ...
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PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
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Ms Nooshin Torabin

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PositionPhD Student
AffiliationRMIT University
Member of project(s)5.6
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Dr Kerrie Wilson

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Kerrie Wilson is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (and UQ Node Leader for CEED and The NERP Environmental Decisions Hub). Kerrie is interested in applied conservation resource allocation problems, such as where to invest limited resources to protect biodiversity, to restore habitat, or manage systems. Her research program also focuses on the analysis of uncertainty (with a particular focus on the impact of climate change and other institutional and socio-political factors that influence the likelihood of investment success), landscape dynamics (e.g. the evaluation of land use scenarios and threatening processes), and biodiversity benefit (e.g. how to maximise biodiversity outcomes in restoration and ways to account for multiple benefits such a ...
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PositionResearcher & Node Leader
Member of project(s)1.41.73.3a3.74.14.35.55.6
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Dr Brendan Wintle

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Wintle is Associate Professor of Conservation Ecology and ARC Future Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Deputy Director of the National Environment Research Program Hub Environmental Decisions, and theme leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Environmental Decisions.
He specializes in uncertainty and environmental decision making and publishes on technical and policy issues around conservation and natural resource management, including optimal conservation investment, optimal monitoring and adaptive management, systematic conservation planning, population viability analysis, habitat modelling and mapping, and decision theory.
Wintle works at the interface between policy and science, serving on the Forest Stewardship Council and Australian Forestry Standard reference committees, the Australian Govern ...
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PositionResearcher & Deputy Director
Member of project(s)1.22.43.64.14.24.34.44.4b5.25.6
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