A warm congratulations to lab members Andrew Rogers and Ruben Venegas for having recently completed their doctoral programs! We look forward to celebrating your graduation in July. Andrew’s research focused on invasive-native species interactions in urban environments and Ruben’s research explored marine spatial planning and conservation. For more information on their research check out the publications page!
Priority conservation areas mapped for the worlds longest river
James Allen and team have mapped the priority conservation areas for freshwater fish for the Nile River for the first time. The Nile runs through 11 countries and this work highlights how countries can collaborate to more cost-effectively achieve conservation goals.
The study is published in Science Advances (DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau7668).
Media: James Allan, email@example.com, +61 424 982 651; Associate Professor Salit Kark, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dominic Jarvis, email@example.com, +61 413 334 924.
Catalysing cross-boundary collaboration to enhance action-based conservation
Academicians and researchers working in the field of conservation from three different
countries gathered in Kathmandu, Nepal for the first workshop on the challenges of
conservation and collaboration across boundaries. The workshop was supported by the University of Queensland Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Scheme and hosted by the Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal
Over the two days scientists, researchers and students working in the field of conservation
science discussed spatial analysis, remote sensing and wildlife research to address and work
together on the gaps and challenges in trans-boundary conservation.
Speakers and participants discussed and presented on ongoing work on mammal and cross-
boundary conservation in India and Nepal providing perspectives on the problems and insight
into how to best make utilization of the available data.
Speakers from Australia and Israel highlighted the cross-boundary research work conducted
in the Mediterranean Sea and the results of successful collaboration efforts among different
countries of Europe Union towards common conservation objectives.
For more information on cross-boundary conservation being done in Nepal, Australia can be
found in the links below.
Center for Molecular Dynamics Nepal: https://www.cmdn.org.np/
University of Queensland Global Engagement: https://global-engagement.uq.edu.au/team/global-strategy-and-partnerships