2019 CMS Showcase – May 29th

The Centre for Marine Socioecology will be having its annual showcase on the 29th of May from 9:30 to 16:30 at the Hobart Conference and Function Centre. Several presentations are planned for the day. For details regarding the presentation please read the agenda here CMS Showcase Draft Agenda 2019.  …

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CMS PhD candidate Rich Cottrell’s research highlighted in University of Tasmania article

Recent published paper on “Food production shocks across land and sea” by PhD student Rich Cottrell and CMS researchers in Nature Sustainability, was highlighted in an UTAS News article. To read whole article please go to the following link: http://www.media.utas.edu.au/general-news/all-news/extreme-weather-and-geopolitics-major-drivers-of-increasing-food-shocks    

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CMS researchers recognised in Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list

Congratulations to CMS researchers Beth Fulton (category: Plant and Animal Science) and Reg Watson (categories: Plant and Animal Science, and Environment/Ecology)  who were recognised in the “Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 2018 list” for the second year in a row! The “Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List”recognises highly cited researchers, who are selected…

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PhD student Rachel Kelly interviewed at the EU Joint Research Centre

CMS PhD Rachel Kelly visited the EU Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy as part of the prize she was awarded last year for her video at the EU4FACTS Conference. Rachel was interviewed at the Centre. Find interview here: https://www.facebook.com/notes/eu-science-hub-joint-research-centre/i-was-amazed-at-the-breadth-and-diversity-of-research-being-conducted-on-one-sit/2081765502134452/ 

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New opportunity- Honours project: “What’s the big with big fish?”

There is an Honours opportunity within CMS and IMAS. Project outline: Increasing scientific evidence demonstrates the importance of big individuals in marine animal populations. They include fish, rock lobsters, abalone, and many other species that traditionally are valued (economically and otherwise) by humans. Big individuals often have disproportionally large input…

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CMS researcher article highlighted in Nature – Career Feature

A recently article published in Nature Career, features the recently published research paper by Megan Evans (University of Queensland) and  Chris Cvitanovic (CMS, CSIRO) “An introduction to achieving policy impact for early career researchers” To read the whole article, please go to the following link: “Help to shape policy with your science”, https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06038-4?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf196404669=1

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PhD candidate Bianca Haas attended the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Ocean Interdisciplinary Research and Governance

CMS PhD candidate Bianca Haas attended the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Ocean Interdisciplinary Research and Governance (spsas-ocean) in Brazil from 13 to 26 August 2018 . Around 50 students from Brazil and 50 students from other countries participated. Overall, students from 21 different Universities were present. The…

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PhD candidate Lisa Uffman-Kirsch at the 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Toronto

CMS PhD candidate Lisa Uffman-Kirsch recently facilitated a session at the 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology Conference in Toronto entitled: Defining and Empowering Affected Stakeholders in Environmental Commons Management: An Inquiry. Session participants from Canada and the United States discussed two questions: What factors should determine the sectors…

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Progress in integrating natural and social science in marine ecosystem-based management research

By Karen Alexander Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is an approach that aims to cover the entire social-ecological system, to sustain ecosystem health, integrity and resilience to disturbances, requiring the integration of social, economic and ecological considerations. However, anecdotally, EBM has not delivered the promised benefits. Many management organisations have adopted the…

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