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

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 approach in principle,…

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Blog “Four personality traits of people who have impact on policy and practice”, in Research to Action

A  blog written by Megan Evans (University of Queensland) and CMS researcher Chris Cvitanovic was recently published by Research in Action  featuring the recent article in Palgrave Communications  “An introduction to achieving policy impact for early career researchers” To read the blog please follow the link: http://www.researchtoaction.org/2018/07/four-personality-traits-of-people-who-have-impact-on-policy-and-practice/

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Warming oceans are changing Australia’s fishing industry – CMS researchers published article in the Conversation

CMS Director Prof Gretta Pecl  and researchers Dr Alistair Hobday  and Dr Beth Fulton published an article in The Conversation featuring how warming oceans are changing Australia’s fishing industry. To read the whole article go to the link: https://theconversation.com/warming-oceans-are-changing-australias-fishing-industry-98301 The article is based on a recently published report by FAO on the…

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CMS Researcher at the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans

CMS recently had several researchers attend and participate in the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans. Talks by Our Director Professor Gretta Pecl and CSIRO and CMS researcher Dr Alistair Hobday were highlighted by NOAA leadership as highlights of the conference, read their…

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MEAM June issue highlights research of CMS members

The latest issue of MEAM (Marine Ecosystems and Management) is out now, and explores how weather and climate extremes are impacting ocean ecosystems and the latest climate change tools for decision-makers. Includes contributions from CMS Director Prof Gretta Pecl and CMS Research Scientist Alistair Hobday https://meam.openchannels.org/news/meam/skimmer-effects-climate-change-ocean-ecosystems-part-1-new-research-and-insights-how

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Ph.D. candidate Lisa Uffman-Kirsch interviewed for the ABC Country Hour program

CMS and UTAS Faculty of Law Ph.D. candidate Lisa Uffman-Kirsch was interviewed for the ABC Country Hour program regarding her case study research in Tasmania on marine aquaculture approval processes. Find the podcast here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/tas-country-hour/tas-country-hour/9818078 If you interested in participating in her anonymous online survey please go here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AquaSurvTAS18

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Tackling marine debris through research

CMS researcher Dr Joanna Vince and PhD students Kathy Willis and Kelsey Richardson, and Peter Walsh from IMAS presented the seminar Tackling marine debris through research under the Marine, Antarctic and Maritime University of Tasmania Research Theme. Marine plastic pollution is a complex collective action problem with direct ecological and social consequences. An estimated…

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Dr Emma Lee was awarded the University of Tasmania Foundation Graduate Award

Research fellow Emma Lee was awarded the prestigious University of Tasmania Foundation Graduate Award. The award recognises high-achieving University of Tasmania graduates in their early to mid-career . Congratulations Emma!! Find the whole article here: http://www.media.utas.edu.au/general-news/all-news/tasmanian-indigenous-researcher-honoured-with-top-university-award  

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