Projects and Grants

Below are a selection of highlights from of CBCS research, in particular demonstrating how our research has been used in a practical sense.

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What could World Heritage listing deliver for Indigenous people? The Australian experience in global context

Funder: ARC Discovery DP140100360

Value: $344,000

Collaborators: Prof Marc Hockings, Prof Ian Lilley, Dr Celmara Pocock, Assoc Prof Jon Willis

Integrating measures of Indigenous land management effectiveness

Funders: ARC Linkage, NAILSMA, TNC, Commonwealth of Australia

Value: $498,000

Collaborators: Prof Marc Hockings, Prof Stephen Garnett, Dr Dermot Smyth, Dr Cathy Robinson, Dr James Fitzsimons, Dr Rod Kennett, Glenn James

Applying the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas management effectiveness methodology to World Heritage sites

Funders: UNESCO, United Nations Foundation

Value: US$2,000,000

Collaborator: Prof Marc Hockings

Global PA Management Effectiveness Review

Funders: UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, The Nature Conservancy, WWF INternational

Value: $333,250

Collaborators: Prof Marc Hockings & Dr Fiona Leverington

Building Capacity For Adaptive Management In Protected Areas Through Improved Systems For Monitoring And Evaluation

Funders: ARC Linkage, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Parks Victoria, Parks Australia

Value: $595,000

Collaborator: Prof Marc Hockings

Koala spatio-temporal modelling

Funders: Queensland Government

Value: $165,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Jonathan Rhodes, Qld Govt

Achieving biodiversity conservation and ecosystem service delivery: the role of landscape structure

Funders: Australian Research Council

Value: $487,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Jonathan Rhodes, Logan City Council, Gold Coast City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Redland City Council, Qld Government

Recovering Australia's migratory shorebirds

Funders: Australian Research Council Linkage Project

Value: $425,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Richard Fuller, Professor Hugh Possingham

Mud, glorious mud! Mapping the world's intertidal ecosystems

Funders: Google Inc

Value: $123,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Richard Fuller, Professor Stuart Phinn (UQ), Chris Roelfsema (UQ), Dr Nick Murray, Dr Hawthorne Beyer (UQ), Jeffrey Hanson (UQ)

Migratory Shorebird Monitoring - Understanding Ecological Impact

Funders: Gladstone Ports Corporation

Value: $737,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Richard Fuller, Professor Marcel Klaassen, Dr Danny Rogers, Dr Jon Coleman, Professor Greg Skilleter

Conserving Antarctica's biodiversity under multiple stressors

Funders: Australian Antarctic Division

Value: $153,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Richard Fuller Jasmine Lee (UQ), Dr Aleks Terauds (AAD), Dr Justine Shaw (UQ & AAD)

Optimising the ecological performance of cities

Funders: Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

Value: $670,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Richard Fuller, Kevin Gaston, Paul Armsworth

Assessing the ecosystem-wide risks of threatened species translocation

Funders: Australian Research Council Linkage Grant

Value

Collaborator: Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, Parks Australia, The Nature Conservancy, Dept. of Parks and Wildlife

Habitat modelling and reintroduction modelling for the Island Scrub Jay

Funders: The Nature Conservancy

Value: $55,000

Collaborator: Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, The Nature Conservancy

Using food web theory to conserve ecosystems

Funders: Australian Research Council DECRA

Value: $365,000

Collaborator: Dr Eve McDonald-Madden, INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research)

Marrying community land rights with stakeholder aspirations in Indonesian Borneo

Funders: UK DEFRA Darwin Initiative 

Value: £295,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Kerrie Wilson, University of Kent, LIPI (Indonesian Institute of Sciences), Borneo Futures

Enhancing the effectiveness of protected areas

Funders: Woodspring Trust 

Value: $41,878

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Kerrie Wilson, Borneo Futures

Enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services in production landscapes

Funders: Australian Research Council Discovery Project

Value: $395,500

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Kerrie Wilson, CSIRO, University of British Columbia

Smart Allocation of Restoration Funds

Funders: Australian Research Council Linkage Project

Value: $375,000

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Kerrie Wilson, City of Gold Coast, Griffith University

Prioritising habitat restoration for biodiversity and ecosystem service outcomes.

Funders: Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

Value: $705,291

Collaborator: Assoc Prof Kerrie Wilson, University of Copenhagen