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This index presents stories that have appeared in each issue of Decision Point, including story title, sub title and type of story (editorial, discussion of a paper or discussion of an AEDA workshop). Click on the title to go directly to the appropriate page in the appropriate edition.

Decision Point #64 (October 2012)

P4: Measuring the effects of conservation management

What would have happened if it hadn't happened? Mick McCarthy editorial

P6: Filling the (citizen-science) void

Boldly going where no volunteer has gone before... Ayesha Tulloch paper

P8: Citizen scientist vs 'professional' scientist

How reliable is this volunteer-collected information Judit Szabo paper

P10: Testing the waters

From global CBD targets to indicators to achievements Emily Nicholson paper

P12: In search of tropical refuge

Targeted protection and restoration of priority refugia Luke Shoo paper

P14: Exploring Borneo futures

More than orangutans and oil palm Rebecca Runting & Eric Meijaard paper

P15: Climate change, biodiversity and NRS

Implications for policy makers CSIRO report

DECISION POINT #63 (September 2012)

P4: Advice to bright young things wanting to change the world

Selling evaluation and synthesis to young scientists Hugh Possingham editorial

P6: Replacing lost ecosystems – the Devil is in the detail

Balancing biodiversity offsets with restoration reality Martine Maron paper

P8: Bringing together people and nature in the suburbs

Restoration options for urban landscapes Rachel Standish paper

P10: Frogs: Between a rock and a hard suburban place

Urban expansion, climate change and the decline of Melbourne's frog habitat Joab Wilson paper

P12: Does controlling foxes save malleefowl?

The importance of evaluating conservation management actions Jessica Walsh paper

P14: What value an old tree in the city?

Big trees boost birds in the burbs Karen Ikin paper

P15: Experimentation and intervention out on the mallee

Malleefowl and adaptive management Michael Bode project description

P15: Integrating land and sea into conservation planning

CEED Workshop Carissa Klein workshop report

DECISION POINT #62 (August 2012)

P4: Resilience thinking versus decision theory

No contest - Hugh Possingham and Duan Biggs editorial

P6: Bio-perversity in the plantation

Minimizing poor outcomes from carbon plantings David Lindenmayer paper

P8: Monitoring in the space/time continuum

For effective ecological monitoring, do we preference time or space? Jonathan Rhodes paper

P9: What happens when an economist approaches a threshold?

Ecological thresholds, uncertainty and decision making David Pannell editorial

P10: What is this thing called 'resilience'?

A bluffer's guide to resilience thinking. David Salt editorial

P12: Marxan out of the 'box'

More than a sales pitch David Salt editorial

P14: The many faces of Marxan

One of the secrets of her success Matt Watts editorial

P15: A Red List of Ecosystems

CEED Workshop Emily Nicholson workshop report

DECISION POINT #61 (July 2012)

P4: Caught in a minefield

Being an ecologist in Western Australia, Richard Hobbs editorial

P6: Should we try to save parasites too?

Extinction of dependent species during translocation of threatened hosts, Melinda Moir paper

P9: Of experts and public preferences

Are they seeing eye to eye when it comes to conservation? Abbie Rogers paper

P10: Mapping koala habitat quality

Tools to save an Australian icon. Kara Youngentob research proposal

P12: IPBES – a platform for intergovernmental action on biodiversity

A global gloom-and-doom report, or an opportunity to make a real difference? Emily Nicholson editorial

P14: Making decisions on migrating species

CEED/NERP workshop.  Claire Runge workshop report

P15: Posing problems in the Park

NERP workshop.  Terry Walshe workshop report

DECISION POINT #60 (June 2012)

P4: Wrestling with The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity (TEEB)

Reflections on the TEEB Conference. Megan Evans editorial

P6: Acting fast avoids extinction

The parrot hangs on but we've lost the bat. Tara Martin paper

P10: Sawfish in hypothetical markets

Using environmental economics to justify conservation action in the Kimberley. Abbie Rogers paper

P11: The business of swimming with sharks

A shark in the water is worth (way) more than two fins in a soup. David Pannell paper

P12: Tracking homicidal, mango-loving jungle birds

Good data and effective decisions on cassowary conservation. Hamish Campbell paper

P14: Landscape Logic: Integrating science for landscape management

You've seen the CERF, now read the book. Ted Lefroy book

DECISION POINT #59 (May 2012)

P4: A road to nowhere
What next for the Stock Route network?  Pia Lentini editorial

P6: How long can fisheries management delay action?
Fishing limits and responding to climate change.  Chris Brown paper

P8: Birds in the Red
A world-first assessment of Australian birds is ringing warning bells.  Judit Szabo paper

P10: Island arks
Why investment in island conservation yields big dividends.  Justine Shaw, Michael Bode and Kate Helmstedt editorial

P12: Taking rabbits and rodents out of the equation
The Macquarie Island Rabbit and Rodent Eradication Project.  Justine Shaw editorial

P14: Food for thought (and survival)
Modelling climate change impacts on koala food.  Christine Adams-Hosking paper

P15: The many challenges of offsets
RMIT workshop.  Ascelin Gordon

DECISION POINT #58 (April 2012)

P4: A corridor to where
Connectivity conservation & the National Wildlife Corridors Plan.  Carina Wyborn editorial

P6: A modular approach to REDD+
Managing complex issues: how complex does policy have to be?  Elizabeth Law paper

P8: A new way to measure the value of protected areas
The Gini is out of the bottle.  Lissa Barr paper

P10: Cloud burst
Climate change will devastate the world’s cloud forests.  Rocio Ponce-Reynes paper

P12: So, you think you’re an expert?
Who’s an expert & what is expert knowledge? Tara Martin paper

P14: Decision making in a partially observable world
Do conservation managers really need to be good at counting?  Sam Nicol paper

P15: The shape of things to come
Marxan today and tomorrow, Matt Watts and Hugh Possingham

DECISION POINT #57 (March 2012)

P4: An elephant out of the box
Consider all the options and all the costs, Don Driscoll editorial

P6: The Devil is in the synergy
Interactions between climate change and habitat loss, Chrystal Mantyka-Pringle paper

P8: Australia State of the Environment 2011
A sketch in 900 pages., Tom Hatton and Peter Marsack summary of SoE.

P10: The psychology of searching for hard-to-find species
Base-rate neglect, inverse-probability fallacy and poor environmental decision making, Terry Walshe story on Brendan Wintle paper

P12: The Biodiversity Fund
Enduring legacy or missed opportunity, Emma Burns and David Lindenmayer editorial

P14: Target 7: managing impacts of invasive species
Report on summer scholar project, Anabel Lusk

P15: Decisions on cassowary habitat
Report on summer scholar project, Prudence Roberts

DECISION POINT #56 (February 2012)

P4: Ecological indices behaving badly
What makes a good index? Mick McCarthy editorial

P6: Opinion under fire
Evidence vs opinion: What really protects homes from wildfires? Phil Gibbons paper

P9: Throwing out the rat with the bath water
Sea level rise and other threats for mangroves and their creatures., Lochran Traill paper

P11: When should we try to save critically endangered species?
Short-term fire fighting vs long-term preventative conservation, Howard Wilson paper

DECISION POINT #55 (November 2011)

P2: Sufficiency vs efficiency
Two faces of the same coin?  Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Avoiding extinctions under climate change
Ecological optimization of conservation investment in the Fynbos, Brendan Wintle paper

P6: INFFER – seven steps to better decisions
A better bang for your environmental buck, David Pannell paper

P9: Conversation, in theory
(What about in practice?), Don Driscoll paper

P11: Publishing persistence
If it's important, it's worth the effort, David Pannell editorial

DECISION POINT #54 (October 2011)

P2: Why don't environmental managers use decision frameworks?
Reasons why decision theory isn't being used where it could produce benefits, David Pannell editorial

P3: Fire breeds fire – and the trap is sprung
Victoria's mountain ash forests are becoming a landscape trap, David Lindenmayer paper

P6: Of beetles, roos and logs
Can woody debris be used to manage kangaroos? Philip Barton paper

P8: Which populations gets priority
Should we abandon Sumatran tiger subpopulations to save the subspecies?  Alienor Chauvenet paper

P11: Sisters are doing it for themselves
Awards for Yvonne Buckley, Tara Martin and Eve Macdonald-Madden  DPoint NeWs

DECISION POINT #53 (September 2011)

P2: A world of difference
Conservation science, management and policy around the world, Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Relocating species in a changing climate
And when doesn’t it count? Eve McDonald-Madden paper

P6: Save the plant but don’t forget its bugs
Slowing co-extinction by managing insects with their plant hosts, Melinda Moir paper

P8: Counting carbon (& biodiversity) out on the savanna
Prioritising land management to achieve dual benefits, Lucinda Douglass paper

P11: Get your mentalmodels onto the table
Overcoming the implementation crisis, Duan Biggs paper

DECISION POINT #52 (August 2011)

P2: A view from the EDG
And the birth of a new research network, Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: To monitor or not to monitor
And when doesn’t it count? Eve McDonald-Madden paper

P8: Biodiversity AND climate change
Priorities in policy and management, Don Driscoll paper

P10: Species’ origin is not everything
But it still matters, Yvonne Buckley editorial

P11: Biodiversity basics in the brigalow
A new guide for land managers, Clive McAlpine booklet

DECISION POINT#51 (July 2011)

P2: Meet me at the House
Science Meets Parliament 2011, Phil Gibbons editorial

P3: What’s in a game?
It’s about second guessing the other party, Mark Colyvan editorial & paper

P4: A new take on SLOSS
Uncertainty helps to clarify how to design conservation reserves, Michael McCarthy paper

P6: Managing the motif
General rules for managing networks of pests and endangered species, Iadine Chades paper,

P9: Integrating 3Ms in dealing with roos
Linking Modelling, Monitoring and Management to control overabundant wildlife, Yung En Chee paper

P10: Beware – dead toad on the road!
Funny end bit

DECISION POINT #50 (June 2011)

P2: Species vs landscape: a false dichotomy
Thinking about landscape conservation does not mean forgetting about species, Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: On longevity and short termism
Two challenges to good policy, David Pannell editorial & paper

P4: Does recovery planning benefit threatened species?
And what should we do if it doesn’t? Madeleine Bottrill paper

P6: Killing koalas with cars, dogs and disease
Managing threatened species for multiple threats, Jonathon Rhodes paper

P8: Reading the signs
Seeing the koala for the poo, Jonathon Rhodes paper

P10: Know thy threat
Managing for multiple threats, Megan Evans papers

DECISION POINT #49 (May 2011)

P2: Decisions in the Coral Triangle
This is an important time for a special place, Carissa Klein and Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Conserving Tun Mustapha Park
Planning Malaysia’s biggest marine park

P5: Knowledge sharing projects in the Philippines
3D maps, game playing with fishers and fishery modelling

P6: Adaptive management Fiji style
Improving the value of MPAs

P7: Climate change in the Coral Triangle
We need to act now

P8: Investing in coral conservation
Weighing up options above and below the water line, Carissa Klein paper

P10: Zoning the Raja Ampat conservation network in Indonesia
Factoring in society, the economy and the environment, Hedley Grantham editorial

P12: Building adaptive capacity in Lauru
Strengthening resilience to climate change across the Solomon Islands and PNG

P13: Planning conservation in Timor Leste
Scoping the gaps, Hedley Grantham editorial

P14: Systematic planning and opportunism in the Solomon Islands
Developing a protected area network in the province of Choiseul, Eddie Game paper

DECISION POINT #48 (April 2011)

P2: Six obvious things to do for long-term biodiversity monitoring
We’ve talked for decades, let’s achieve something - Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Australia’s biodiversity – count it or lose it
If you’re serious about conserving biodiversity, get serious about monitoring - David Lindenmayer workshop

P7: Precaution with the Precautionary Principle
How does it help in making decisions - Jan Sprenger paper

P8: Of fish, function and people
Connecting diversity, ecosystem function and population pressure - Maria Beger paper

P10: Sugar, slash and burn
Science and the community in the backyard nature reserve - Don Driscoll editorial

DECISION POINT #47 (March 2011)

P2: A ‘Colombo Plan’ for regional biodiversity conservation
How to build a truly great biodiversity legacy, Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Face down in a field
Richard Fuller’s paper on selling national parks, Yvonne Buckley editorial

P4: The process in making adaptive management meaningful
Using process models to guide investment in the management of native vegetation, Libby Rumpff paper

P7: A time to act
Priority threat management to protect Kimberley wildlife, Josie Carwardine report

P10: Refuge in a climate storm
Prioritising, David Lindenmayer paper

DECISION POINT #46 (February 2011)

P2: The inbetween daze
A new year, a new moniker, Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Selling the park in Nature
Richard Fuller’s paper on selling national parks, Richard Fuller editorial

P4: Evidence-based conservation could be NICE
Using conservation evidence to guide management, Dan Segan paper

P6: The value of vulnerability
When should vulnerability estimates be used in conservation planning? Piero Visconti paper

P9: A bird in time
And the value of longitudinal monitoring of species in agricultural landscapes, David Lindenmayer paper

DECISION POINT #45 (December 2010)

P2: Vale AEDA
What’s left to say about AEDA? – Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: What’s in reserve
The NRS and threatened species protection – James Watson paper

P6: Incorporating culture in conservation planning
Planning sea country in North East Arnhem Land – Story on Marxan and cultural values

P8: The Coffs Harbour Subtropical Reefs Declaration
Research priorities for a little understood ecosystem – Maria Beger story

P10: Counting birds in the hills
The mount Lofty Ranges Woodland Bird Monitoring Program – Patrick Oconnor story

DECISION POINT #44 (November 2010)

P2: Australia’s Accoutic (Environmental) Accounts
A little black box with biodiversity bite – Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Pre-European woodlands and forests
A walk in the park or a slog through a thicket? - Phil Gibbons paper

P7: Are restoration plantings restoring bird communities?
And how do you improve your planting? – Nicki Munro paper

P8: Connecting all the dots
Incorporating connectivity into conservation planning – Maria Beger paper

P10: Investing in coral conservation
Do you stay underwater or include actions on land? – Carissa Klein paper

DECISION POINT #43 (September 2010)

P2: The news is not good…
But is it bad enough to interrupt business as usual (GBO-3) – David Salt editorial

P3: Spreading the word
AEDA takes conservation planning to Indonesia and Malaysia? – Carissa Klein workshops

P4: On the look out for black swans
Monitoring for unknown unknowns – Brendan Wintle paper

P8: Environmental accounting
What is it and why do we need it? – Michael Vardon (ABS) editorial

P12: After the fire
Victoria’s ash forests bounce back (launch of Forest Phoenix) – David Lindenmayer book

DECISION POINT #42 (August 2010)

P2: The CEED of a good idea
A new ecological Centre of Excellence – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Watch or search?
How do you best protect islands from pest invasion? – Joslin Moore paper

P6: In search of generality
Some guiding concepts for conservation biology – David Lindenmayer paper

P8: Out of the fire
Can research deliver better fire management for biodiversity conservation – Don Driscoll paper

P12: In review
AEDA’s does well in our external review

DECISION POINT #41 (May 2010)

P2: Out with the poor, in with the rich
What if we replaced our underperforming nature reserves? – Richard Fuller paper

P6: The future of wilderness
Have we got our planning priorities right? – James Watson paper

P9: Woody weed or conservation bargain?
How should we regard brigalow regrowth? – Clive McAlpine editorial

P10: Biodiversity offsets you can bank on
Biobanking, offsets and staying out of the red – Sarah Bekessy paper

DECISION POINT #40 (May 2010)

P2: What do greenies want?
Has the Australian conservation movement failed to set clear objectives? – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: How valuable is nature?
If it’s priceless, how can we save it? – Mark Colyvan paper

P5: Understanding major disturbances
The key is rapid response – David Lindenmayer paper

P6: Decisions on boundaries
Efficiently locating conservation boundaries - Michael Bode paper

P9: CATERing for multiple values
Carbon sequestration & biodiversity conservation – Rod Fensham story on CATER

P10: Beyond the science
Collaboration can benefit science and practice – Liana Joseph editorial

DECISION POINT #39 (May 2010)

P2: The case for biodiversity offsets
Keep in mind the net gain and the status quo – Phil Gibbons editorial

P4: Decisions of the ethical ecologist
What is an ethical trade off in an ecological field study? – Kirsten Parris paper

P7: Welcome to the WildCountry Network
A call for expressions of interest – Story on TWS initiative

P8: Putting the tool to the test
Predicting how well conservation planning methods perform under real world complexity – Bill Langford paper

P10: Fighting fire with logic: protecting biodiversity and houses
Effective decision making resolves conflicts in fire management – Don Driscoll paper

DECISION POINT #38 (April 2010)

P2: So different, so similar
Different problems overseas, same players, similar approaches – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Bird nerds count
The importance of bird lists? – Judit Szabo paper

P6: Dead as a dodo?
When to declare a species extinct – Tracy Rout paper

P10: On the V-track to success
Dealing with wildlife telemetry and data overload - Hamish Campbell and Matthew Watts story

P12: When is science valid?
Back to basics on what we do – Ken Baldwin (FASTS) paper

DECISION POINT #37 (March 2010)

P2: Real conservation targets
What have the Swedes got that we haven’t? – Hugh Possingham and Peter Baxter editorial

P4: Welcome to the metacommunity
Do our models give us any useful guidance? – Don Driscoll paper

P6: Where do you start with the Galapagos?
Mapping disturbance and then prioritizing actions on one of the world’s most iconic archipelagos – James Watson paper

P8: Supporting decisions in the Triangle
AEDA plays a role in one of the world’s great environmental initiatives - Carissa Klein NCEAS working group

P11: More spin on social media – and why you should give a tweet – David Salt editorial

P12: A day with DEWHA
AEDA shares its wares?

DECISION POINT #36 (February 2010)

P2: Is conservation too conservative?
Conservation management is failing – is it time to try something different? – Hugh Possingham and Mike Kinnison editorial

P4: Selecting good indicators
Effective management in Gondwana Link depends on good guidance – Ayesha Tulloch paper

P7: When planning, what is it we’re actually minimising?
Selecting a ‘sensible’ cost in marine conservation planning – Natalie Ban paper

P8: Is garlic good for colds? Does burning degrade bogs?
Building a case for evidence-based conservation – Madeleine Bottrill editorial

P10: A new realm for conservation planning
How do you plan across marine, freshwater and terrestrial interfaces? – Maria Beger paper

P12: Logging, fire regimes and moist forests
Does logging stop wildlfires? – David Lindenmary paper

DECISION POINT #35 (December 2009)

P2: Twenty years on, what don’t we know?
Where are the gaps in climate change research? – Phil Gibbons story on Adam Felton paper

P3: Connectivity and decision making for conservation
Should connectivity be the top priority? – Hodgson, Thomas, Wintle and Moilanen paper

P5: Will REDD payments save threatened species?
Only if we want them to, it won’t happen by itself – Oscar Venter paper

P7: Beware the REDD eyed rush
A rise in land clearing prior to REDD implementation – Oscar Venter paper

P8: Where the wild things are
Remotely-sensed forest productivity tells us about species richness and abundance – Kara Youngentob’s research

P10: If I twittered, this would have a catchy title
How Web 2.0 could teach you more than txt spk – Cindy Hauser editorial

DECISION POINT #34 (November 2009)

P2: Does fishing kill fish?
Just because it is good science, doesn’t mean it is useful – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Detectability, search effort, needles and haystacks
How hard do we need to look to find a threatened species? - Georgia Garrard paper

P6: Setting priorities and enabling conservation
The work of the TNC in Australia – TNC profile by James Fitzsimons

P8: Problems with problem formulation
And other philosophical perspectives on ecology – Mark Colyvan paper

P10: Crossing borders, cutting costs
The pros and cons of international collaboration in conservation – Salit Kark paper

DECISION POINT #33 (September 2009)

P2: Is turning the map green good for nature?
Is protecting biodiversity just a matter of declaring more reserves? How would you know if you don’t account for outcomes – Hugh Possingham and Kerrie Wilson editorial

P4: Hitting the target and missing the point!
Can biodiversity targets be bad for conservation – Josie Carwardine paper

P6: Frogs near freeway croak it
Why amorous urban frogs are thwarted by traffic noise – Kirsten Parris paper

P9: Marine conservation planning for a complex world
Spatial marine zoning for fisheries and conservation – Carissa Klein paper

P10: AEDA’s fabulous Mid Term Review

P11: Planning to learn about planning
What is active adaptive conservation planning – Hedley Grantham paper

DECISION POINT #32 (September 2009)

P2: Decision Science Delivers
And AEDA does too – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Major policyissues in Oceania
A landmark study of the state of conservation across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – James Watson paper

P4: What are strategic impact assessments?
And why are they important (And what about Melbourne?) – Kirsten Parris

P7: A Eureka Marxan moment
Software saves the environment – Dpoint News

P7: Biodiversity and climate change
Major consequences for Australia’s biodiversity under a rapidly changing climateDavid Lindemayer report

P8: A general theory of invasion
Drawingup an invasion hotspots map – Jane Catford paper

P10: What does ‘resilience thinking’ bring to the table?
Integrating resilience thinking and optimisation for conservation – Joern Fischer paper

P12: The economics of bird watching
Birdwatchers contribute $36 billion to the US economy

DECISION POINT #31 (August 2009)

P2: The threatened species lotto
Another idea to encourage the wise stewardship of our biodiversity – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: AEDA shines at SCB
AEDA carbon payments/biodiversity talk inspires Marburg Declaration – Oscar Venter presentation

P4: Streamlining ‘search and destroy’
Cost-effective surveillance for pest management – Cindy Hauser paper

P6: Dawn of the pelagic MPA
We have the technology to create moveable reserves – Eddie Game paper

P9: Reducing bycatch in time and space
A case studay demonstrating the value of dynamic marine closuresHedley Grantham paper

P11: MBIs for biodiversity conservation
An efficient way of addressing market failure on private land – Martin Drechsler editorial

DECISION POINT #30 (July 2009)

P2: A strategy to secure Australia’s biodiversity
How will we know it’s working – Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Threatened species in the REDD
Carbon payments may help preserve precious rainforests – Oscar Venter paper

P6: Reversing a tree regeneration crisisJoern Fischer paper

P7: Where would you put your conservation dollar? – Phil Gibbons editorial

P10: Downsizing ‘The Great Divide’Sacha Jellinek editorial

P11: Why the divide?James Watson editorial

DECISION POINT #29 (June 2009)

P2: Tears of the KB
Knowledge brokering and telling stories as if it mattered – David Salt editorial

P3: Quantifying connectivity / conserving coral reefs
Conceptualising coral reefs as graph networks – Eric Treml paper

P5: Walking with robots
What’s the connection between mobile robots, endangered cryptic animals and invasive species – Iadine Chades editorial

P6: When volunteers count
What can volunteer monitoring tell us about the fate of Moreton Bay? – Richard Fuller paper

P8: Dial PPP for robust allocation
Project Prioritisation Protocol provides a transparent and correct method for choosing priorities for threatened species – Liana Joseph paper

P11: More than just rows of trees
Enhancing biodiversity in plantation landscapes – David Lindenmayer JVAP report

P12: Lessons from Tumut fragmentation experimentDavid Lindenmayer book

DECISION POINT #28 (May 2009)

P2: Dealing with ‘the Great Divide;
A tacit assumption or a universal truth – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Zonae Cogito;
A decision support system for the real world – Hugh Possingham editorial

P2: Dealing with ‘the Great Divide;
A tacit assumption or a universal truth – Story on new software

P5: And the river runs dry;
Optimising the management of water holes on arid rivers – Sam Nicol story

P6: Battle of biologists;
Another round in the triage debate – Madeleine Bottrill paper

P7: The ‘real’ value of a species;
How do intrinsic and instrumental value stack up – James Justus paper

P8: Good science for managing fire and biodiversity;
How do empirical research, simulation modeling and decision theory contribute to better decisions in fire management. – Don Driscoll AEDA workshop

P10: Bird-guided restoration;
Moving revegetation towards habitat restoration in Gondwana Link – Angela Sanders editorial

P12: In the wake of a natural disaster;
Science commentary on research funding for disaster research – David Lindenmayer paper

DECISION POINT #27 (April 2009)

P2: Hughbris of the decision theorists;
If decision theory is so good, why don’t more people use it? – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: The art and science of good environmental decision-making;
The 2009 Fenner Conference on the Environment – Fenner Conference images

P4: Making ecological processes iconic;
Paying more attention to the natural machinery that connects us all – Barry Trail editorial

P5: Putting ‘processes’ into planning for ‘adequacy’;
It’s more than just comprehensive or representative – Carissa Klein paper

P6: Planning at Peniup;
Restoration at the property scale – lessons learned in Gondwana Link – Justin Jonson editorial

P8: Survey this;
How much time and money should be invested in gathering biodiversity data? – Hedley Grantham paper

P10: Marxan with Zones;
The world’s most popular conservation planning software just got more relevant – Matthew Watts editorial

DECISION POINT #26 (March 2009)

P2: Five objections to using decision theory in conservation;
And why they are wrong – Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Managing migratory species for minimum cost;
How do you effectively conserve habitat for migratory birds? – Tara Martin paper

P6: Certified sustainable (?);
Adaptive risk management and ecologically sustainable forestry – Brendan Wintle paper

P8: The need for speed;
Should I buy or wait? Acquiring land for conservation in a dynamic property market – Eve McDonald-Madden paper

P10: Big thinking for a big country;
Continental-scale connections: Is bigger better? And if so, where do you put them? – Hugh Possingham editorial

P12: Carissa is rated triple A;Carissa Klein award

DECISION POINT #25 (February 2009)

P2: Climate change and decision theory;
How can we help – Brendan Wintle editorial

P4: Measuring ‘true’ conservation progress;
Injecting a little ‘honesty’ into environmental reporting – Eve McDonald-Madden paper

P6: Eradicating invasive species;
Smart decisions using scarce data – Tracy Rout paper

P7: Desperately seeking engagement;
So, you want to inform policy – Phil Gibbons paper

P8: A bioregionalisation for the Southern Ocean;
Conservation planning down south – Jess Tyler editorial

P10: Gondwana Link meets decision theory;
Getting a GRIPP on what’s important – Kerrie Wilson editorial

P12: Premature eradication;
The case of the Asian musk shrew -paper

DECISION POINT #24 (November 2008)

P2: A few things you need to know about biodiversity;
A subset from a list of 10 – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Ten commitments;
Reshaping the Lucky Country’s environment – David Lindenmayer book

P4: Assessing the impact of leaving your mark;
Is there such thing as optimal toe clipping? – Mick McCarthy paper

P6: Saving biodiversity in a time of triage;
It’s about honest decision making in an age of extinction – Madeleine Bottrill paper

P9: Beyond the vegemite approach;
Regional NRM investment and decision analysis at CSIRO – Stefan Hajkowicz editorial

P10: To IG or not IG – that is the question;
Decision-making under uncertainty David Fox editorial

P12: What’s wrong with intrinsic value?;James Justus paper

DECISION POINT #23 (October 2008)

P2: Well endowed – naturally;
A new model for national NRM investment? – Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Save, survey or surrender;
Optimal management of a secretive species – Iadine Chades

P6: How much to save Australia’s birds?;
Optimal investment in saving species – Mick McCarthy paper

P9: Ignorance and uncertainty: academic orphans; - Gabriele Bammer book

P10: Well endowed – naturally;
Shakespeare, Wald and decision making under uncertainty – Mark Burgman editorial

P12: MPAs in 10 years time; - MPA News story

DECISION POINT #22 (September 2008)

P2: Models, problems and algorithms;
What are they, and why we should care – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Saving a biodiversity jewel;
Understanding the value of the Long Paddock – Bob Sutherst paper

P4: Managing an emergent disease;
The dilemma of short term conservation vs longer term learning – Eve McDonald-Madden editorial

P6: A bigger and safer carbon bank;
Green carbon and natural forests – David Lindenmayer paper

P7: On borrowed time – the website;
Make decisions while you manage a virtual farm or forest – David Lindenmayer educational website

P8: From Shakespeare to Wald: Modeling worst-case analysis in the face of severe uncertainty;
Info Gap criticism – Moshe Sneidovich editorial

P10: Managing for climate change is more than cutting CO2;
Policy needs to incorporate how we manage Australia’s land surface – Clive McAlpine paper

P11: The passing of the paddock tree;
The future of native tree cover in agricultural landscapes – Phil Gibbons paper

P12: Assisted colonisation;
Moving with the times – Hugh Possingham, David Lindenmayer paper

DECISION POINT #21 (August 2008)

P2: Accounting for Nature;
Good accounting allows for good decision making – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Biodiversity on the market;
What’s at stake? How can it be improved – Sarah Bekessy AEDA workshop

P5: Risk, uncertainty and decisions;
A perspective from ACERA – Terry Walshe editorial

P6: Accounting for Nature;
Mixing a little economics into conservation – Josie Carwardine paper

P8: Model weapons in the war on weeds;
Linking ecology and practice to simplify weed control – Satu Ramula paper and Jennifer Firn paper

P9: Making sound decisions at Greening Australia;
The challenges of being a science guided organization – David Freudenberger editorial

P12: Planning for catastrophe;
Considering catastrophic events when planning MPAs – Eddie Game paper

DECISION POINT #20 (July 2008)

P2: AEDA’s value;
A hub that adds up to more than the sum of its parts – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Marine planning workshops with DEWHA;
Taking conservation planning to a continental scale – AEDA DEWHA workshop

P3: The EPBC-AEDA Workshop;AEDA EPBC workshop

P4: Adaptive planning for CMAs;
Effective NRM is more about how we learn than what we know – Brendan Wintle paper

P7: Crossing thresholds in time and space;
How should we monitor and manage biodiversity in the face of climate change thresholds? – Jonathan Rhodes editorial

P8: A walk on the wild side;
TWS, WildCountry and the Great Western Woodlands – James Watson editorial

P10: Hitching biodiversity to the carbon bank;
Biodiversity banking could receive a massive boost if it could be linked to the carbon bank market. – Sarah Bekessy paper

P11: Moving beyond climate;
How do biotic interactions and realistic models affect climate change projections? – Bob Sutherst paper

P11: Improving the mix;
Bringing a fisher’s expertise into the equation – Carissa Klein paper

P12: Bayes Bulldogs;
Spreading the Bayesian word – Mick McCarthy and Brendan Wintle workshop

DECISION POINT #19 (June 2008)

P2: Biodiversity on the fringe;
Biodiversity, 2020 summit and beyond – Sarah Bekessy editorial

P4: How should we best manage an endangered population;
It’s all about birth, death and money – Peter Baxter paper

P6: Managing alpine willows;
And the model of a good decision – Joslin Moore research profile

P8: Where should we put new protected areas;
Consider cost and threat before biodiversity – Michael Bode paper

P10: Playing with fire;
Taking the guesswork out of fire mosaics – Don Driscoll editorial

P11: Should we protect the strong or the weak;
Risk, resilience and the selection of MPAs – Eddie Game paper

P12: Marxan’s new website
Intro to Marxan’s new website: bigger, easier and sleeker – Lindsay Kircher editorial

DECISION POINT #18 (May 2008)

P2: Conservation planning in a changing world;
Preparing the National Reserve System for climate change – Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Planning adaptive management;
Why there’s no time like the present – Cindy Hauser paper

P6: Revitalising box woodlands;
Adaptive management in an endangered ecological community – Adrian Manning editorial

P8: Budgeting for optimal monitoring;
A priori planning and sustainable management – Dorian Moro editorial

P10: Biometric;
Assessing and redressing the impacts of land clearing – Phil Gibbons paper

P11: Of mushrooms, coconuts and resilience;
Bikini corals recover from atomic blast – Maria Beger paper

P11: Aligning conservation priorities in Madagascar;Atte Moilanen paper

P12: A call to revise IUCN categories;Possingham, Wilson, Pressey paper

DECISION POINT #17 (April 2008)

P2: Considering assisted dispersal;
In a time of climate change are conservationists too conservative – Hugh Possingham editorial

P3: Putting it to the policy people; – Research Policy interface AEDA workshop

P3: Long Term Ecological Research and Monitoring (LTERM);
It’s not a new message – David Lindenmayer editorial

P4: Adaptive management;
Live, learn and plan – Cindy Hauser editorial

P6: The Devil in dealing with decisions under great uncertainty;
And the challenges of saving the Tassie Devil – Michael Bode research profile

P10: A soiree in Melbourne;AEDA Melbourne launch

P11: A checklist for ecological management of landscapes;David Lindenmayer paper

P12: To translocate or not translocate;
It all depends on your objectives – Tracy Rout paper

DECISION POINT #16 (April 2008)

P2: Where’s the bang for the research buck?;
Thoughts on impact, engagement and world-class research – Hugh Possingham editorial

P4: Accounting for uncertainty in designing marine reserves;
Better decisions are made when uncertainty is explicitly acknowledged – Regan, Possingham and McCarthy paper

P6: The curses to decision making in conservation
Not an Alfred Hitchcock movie – Eve McDonald-Madden editorial

P7: Managing invasive predators;
Do you aim for suppression or eradication? – Peter Baxter paper

P10: Conservation decision making and coral reefsAEDA workshop
Note: DECISION POINT was preceded by AEDA News (issues 1-15). AEDA News was an internal newsletter and stories appearing in it are not indexed here.

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Decision Point #54 (October 2011)


P2: Why don’t environmental managers use decision frameworks?
Reasons why decision theory isn’t being used where it could produce benefits
David Pannell editorial

P3: Fire breeds fire – and the trap is sprung
Victoria’s mountain ash forests are becoming a landscape trap
David Lindenmayer paper

P6: Of beetles, roos and logs
Can woody debris be used to manage kangaroos?
Philip Barton paper

P8: Which populations gets priority
Should we abandon Sumatran tiger subpopulations to save the subspecies?
Alienor Chauvenet paper

P11: Sisters are doing it for themselves
Awards for Yvonne Buckley, Tara Martin and Eve Macdonald-Madden
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