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Daniel Beaver

Daniel is the director of the Centre for Conservation Geography, a visiting scholar at San Francisco State University’s Marine & Coastal Conservation and Spatial Planning Lab, and an adjunct research fellow at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at the University of Queensland. 

He has over 15 years of experience in the theory and practice of systematic conservation planning both on land and in the ocean, and has been engaged in planning for marine protected areas and marine sanctuaries in Australia since 2004.

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Lucinda Douglass

Lucinda has more than a decade experience as a conservation ecologist with various organisations and universities both researching and advocating for effective biodiversity conservation. Lucinda’s research includes classifying benthic marine assemblages to assist systematic conservation planning analyses. She has also focused on maximising conservation effectiveness through planning for multiple objectives, emerging markets and socio-political factors. Her focus study regions include the Southern Ocean, Australia’s marine ecosystems and the terrestrial landscapes of outback Australia. Lucinda is also a research associate with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED) and the University of Queensland where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science with first class honours in 2008 for completing a thesis under the supervision of Professor Hugh Possingham and Dr Kerrie Wilson. She was also awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Newcastle in 2004.

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Joel Turner

Joel completed a Bachelor of Science (environmental), with honours in 2006. Since 2008, Joel has been working with the centre for Conservation Geography with most of his efforts concentrated on review and analysis of the National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas (NRSMPA) process. He also contributed to the Centre’s classification of benthic marine assemblages in the Southern Ocean 

Returning to complete a Masters in Conservation Biology in 2013, has allowed Joel to broaden his understanding of single species management, adaptive management of reserve systems as well as incorporating the impacts of climate change into ongoing marine conservation efforts.

Our Recent Publications

DOUGLASS, L. L., POSSINGHAM, H. P., CARWARDINE, J., KLEIN, C. J., ROXBURGH, S.H, RUSSELL-SMITH, J. & WILSON, K. A. 2011. The effect of carbon credits on savanna land management and priorities for biodiversity conservation. PLoS ONE. 6(9): e23843. doi:23810.21371/journal.pone.0023843 [view online]

DOUGLASS, L. L., TURNER, J., GRANTHAM, H. S., KAISER, S., CONSTABLE, A., NICOLL, R., RAYMOND, B., POST, A., BRANDT, A. & BEAVER, D. A hierarchal classification of benthic biodiversity and assessment of protected areas in the Southern Ocean. PLoS ONE9(7): e100551. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0100551 [view online]

CCG, 2011. Critical gaps in the Marine Sanctuary Network proposed by the Federal Government for Australia's south-west. Sydney: Centre for Conservation Geography.

DOUGLASS, L. L., BEAVER, D., TURNER, J. & NICOLL, R. 2011. An identification of areas within the high seas of the Southern Ocean that would contribute to a representative system of marine protected areas. Sydney: Centre for Conservation Geography.

BEAVER, D., DOUGLASS, L. L. & LLEWELLYN, G. 2010. Performance Analysis of the Commonwealth Network of Marine Protected Areas for the South-east Planning Region. Ultimo: WWF-Australia.

BEAVER, D. & LLEWELLYN, G. 2009. Designing a comprehensive, adequate and representative (CAR) network of marine protected areas for Australia’s Commonwealth Waters: Progress report - February 2009. Ultimo, New South Wales: WWF-Australia.

DOUGLASS, L., L. 2008. Conservation priority setting: Fire, grazing and the influence of a carbon market. Thesis. University of Queensland.

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