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Vanessa Adams

Senior lecturer
Geography & Spatial Sciences

Room 439, Geography, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 1905 (phone)

vm.adams@utas.edu.au

Dr Vanessa Adams is a Senior Lecturer in Conservation and Planning at the University of Tasmania. Her research focuses on modelling dynamic social-ecological systems to inform conservation decisions that improve ecosystems and the communities they support. This means her research is broadly aligned with three themes: ecological modelling (to understand dynamic ecosystems), socio-economic aspects of conservation (to understand the human dimensions of social-ecological systems), and conservation decision theory (to inform decision making).

Biography

Vanessa was raised in New Mexico (USA) but currently calls Australia home. She has worked in a variety roles ranging from actuarial analyst for global consulting firm Mercer HR to research scientist at universities. She spent a year as a Fulbright scholar conducting research at University of Queensland in 2004 and completed her PhD at James Cook University in 2011. During her PhD she was awarded a Sir Keith Murdoch fellowship through the American Australian Association to support a component of her research conducted in Fiji modelling costs of conservation actions to local fishermen. Vanessa partners with relevant government agencies and NGOs to ensure that her research is relevant to policy makers and is positioned to influence on-ground conservation.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeUniversityThesis TitleDate of Award
Ph.D.James Cook University (Australia)Incorporating economic costs into systematic conservation planning28/2/2012
B.S. in Biology (Summa Cum laude)Washington and Lee University (USA)Population viability modeling and population monitoring in a threatened wetland herb1/6/2004
B.A. in Mathematics (Summa Cum laude)Washington and Lee University (USA) 1/6/2004

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Australian Fulbright Alumni Association
  • Society of Actuaries

Other

  • Society for Conservation Biology Oceania, President
  • Australian Fulbright Alumni Association, Treasurer

Teaching

Protected area management, Reserve System Planning, Protected Area Management Plans, Our changing climate, Environmental Management

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Expertise

Vanessa’s research focuses on modelling dynamic social-ecological systems to inform conservation decisions that improve ecosystems and the communities they support. She draws on her training in mathematics, spatial planning, economics and social sciences to inform her work.  She regularly collaborates with scientists from diverse disciplines including ecology, geography, spatial sciences, social sciences, and economics.  Vanessa often tackles applied research questions in partnership with relevant government agencies and NGOs to ensure that her research is relevant to policy makers and is positioned to influence on-ground conservation.

Research Themes

Vanessa’s research is broadly aligned with three themes: ecological modelling (to understand dynamic ecosystems), socio-economic aspects of conservation (to understand the human dimensions of social-ecological systems), and conservation decision theory (to inform decision making).

Collaboration

Vanessa has ongoing collaborations with university researchers from James Cook University, University of Western Australia, Macquarie University, and the University of Queensland and continues to co-supervise students at these institutions. She is currently involved in projects involving a range of industry partners from local and state governments in New South Wales and Northern Territory.

Awards

  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2004
  • American Australian Association Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship, 2008

Current projects

NESP projects
  • NESP Northern Australia Environmental Resources Hub: Multi-objective planning in northern Australia: http://www.nespnorthern.edu.au/projects/nesp/multi-objective-planning-northern-australia/
Industry projects
  • Saving our Species Program, Keep Watch Review: Providing a set of quantitative criteria to assess threatened species within the Saving our Species program for assignment to the Keep Watch Stream; reviewing the existing species within the Stream; providing a set of monitoring and evaluation guidelines to support the Stream objectives.
Fields of Research
  • Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Human Geography (160499)
  • Environmental Management (050205)
Research Objectives
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)

Fields of Research

  • Environmental Management (050205)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity (050202)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
  • Fisheries Management (070403)
  • Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology) (060205)
  • Natural Resource Management (050209)
  • Environment and Resource Economics (140205)
  • Speciation and Extinction (060311)
  • Ecosystem Function (050102)
  • Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society (169902)
  • Invasive Species Ecology (050103)
  • Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience (040699)
  • Social and Cultural Geography (160403)
  • Sustainable Agricultural Development (070108)
  • Wildlife and Habitat Management (050211)
  • Natural Hazards (040604)

Research Objectives

  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments (960507)
  • Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards (960799)
  • Ecological Economics (919902)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales (960805)
  • Urban Land Policy (960708)
  • Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961304)
  • Fisheries - Aquaculture (830199)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Economics (970114)
  • Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage (950302)
  • Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Protection (960605)
  • Rural Water Evaluation (incl. Water Quality) (960608)
  • Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments (960899)
  • Rights to Environmental and Natural Resources (excl. Water Allocation) (960606)
  • Natural Hazards in Coastal and Estuarine Environments (961002)
  • Environmental Management Systems (960604)
  • Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Environments (960406)
  • Fisheries - Wild Caught (830299)
  • Sustainability Indicators (960609)
  • Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) (830204)
  • Land and Water Management of environments (960999)
  • Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna (960803)
  • Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity (960804)
  • Soils (961499)
  • Cultural Understanding (959999)
  • Climate and Climate Change (960399)
  • Climate Change Adaptation Measures (960301)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)

Publications

Total publications

72

Journal Article

(59 outputs)
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2019Adams VM, Iacona GD, Possingham HP, 'Weighing the benefits of expanding protected areas versus managing existing ones', Nature Sustainability pp. 1-8. ISSN 2398-9629 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0275-5 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2019Adams VM, Mills M, Weeks R, Segan DB, Pressey RL, et al., 'Implementation strategies for systematic conservation planning', Ambio, 48, (2) pp. 139-152. ISSN 0044-7447 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13280-018-1067-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2

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2019Mappin B, Chauvenet ALM, Adams VM, Di Marco M, Beyer HL, et al., 'Restoration priorities to achieve the global protected area target', Conservation Letters Article e12646. ISSN 1755-263X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12646 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Moon K, Blackman DA, Adams VM, Colvin RM, Davila F, et al., 'Expanding the role of social science in conservation through an engagement with philosophy, methodology, and methods', Methods in Ecology and Evolution pp. 1-19. ISSN 2041-210X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13126 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2019Moon K, Guerrero AM, Adams VM, Biggs D, Blackman DA, et al., 'Mental models for conservation research and practice', Conservation Letters Article e12642. ISSN 1755-263X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12642 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2019Karimi A, Adams VM, 'Planning for the future: Combining spatially-explicit public preferences with tenure policies to support land-use planning', Land Use Policy, 82 pp. 497-508. ISSN 0264-8377 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.12.033 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Adams VM, Moon K, Alvarez-Romero JG, Bodin O, Spencer M, et al., 'Using multiple methods to understand the nature of relationships in social networks', Society and Natural Resources, 31, (7) pp. 1-18. ISSN 0894-1920 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2018.1425514 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2018Kearney SG, Adams VM, Fuller RA, Possingham HP, Watson JEM, 'Estimating the benefit of well-managed protected areas for threatened species conservation', Oryx pp. 1-9. ISSN 0030-6053 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0030605317001739 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2018Cattarino L, Hermoso V, Carwardine J, Adams VM, Kennard MJ, et al., 'Information uncertainty influences conservation outcomes when prioritizing multi-action management efforts', Journal of Applied Ecology pp. 1-10. ISSN 0021-8901 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2018Iacona GD, Sutherland WJ, Mappin B, Adams V, Armsworth PR, et al., 'Standardized reporting of the costs of management interventions for biodiversity conservation', Conservation Biology, 32, (5) pp. 979-988. ISSN 0888-8892 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13195 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2018Januchowski-Hartley SR, Adams VM, Hermoso V, 'The need for spatially explicit quantificationof benefits in invasive-species management', Conservation Biology, 32, (2) pp. 287-293. ISSN 0888-8892 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

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2018Adams VM, Douglas MM, Jackson SE, Scheepers K, Kool JT, et al., 'Conserving biodiversity and Indigenous bush tucker: practical application of the strategic foresight framework to invasive alien species management planning', Conservation Letter, 11, (4) Article e12441. ISSN 1755-263X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12441 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

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2018Setterfield SA, Rossiter-Rachor NA, Adams VM, 'Navigating the fiery debate: the role of scientific evidence in eliciting policy and management responses for contentious plants in northern Australia', Pacific Conservation Biology, 24, (3) pp. 318-328. ISSN 1038-2097 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PC18028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Weeks R, Adams VM, 'Research priorities for conservation and natural resource management in Oceania's small-island developing states', Conservation Biology, 32, (1) pp. 72-83. ISSN 0888-8892 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12964 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3

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2018Alvarez-Romero JG, Mills M, Adams VM, Gurney GG, Pressey RL, et al., 'Research advances and gaps in marine planning: towards a global database in systematic conservation planning', Biological Conservation, 227 pp. 369-382. ISSN 0006-3207 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2018.06.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2017Alvarez-Romero JG, Munguia-Vega A, Beger M, del Mar Mancha-Cisneros M, Suarez-Castillo AN, et al., 'Designing connected marine reserves in the face of global warming', Global Change Biology, 24, (2) pp. 671-691. ISSN 1354-1013 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13989 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2017Biggs D, Holden MH, Braczkowski A, Cook CN, Milner-Gulland EJ, et al., 'Breaking the deadlock on ivory', Science, 358, (6369) pp. 1378-1381. ISSN 0036-8075 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5215 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

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2017Fraser KA, Adams VM, Pressey RL, Pandolfi JM, 'Purpose, policy, and practice: intent and reality for on-ground management and outcomes of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park', Marine Policy, 81 pp. 301-311. ISSN 0308-597X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.03.039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

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2017Kuempel CD, Adams VM, Possinghan HP, Bode M, 'Bigger or better: the relative benefits of protected area network expansion and enforcement for the conservationof an exploited species', Conservation Letters, 11, (3) Article e124333. ISSN 1755-263X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12433 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7

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2017Kyne PM, Adams VM, 'Extinct flagships: linking extinct and threatened species', Oryx, 51, (3) pp. 471-476. ISSN 0030-6053 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0030605316000041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2017Moon K, Blackman DA, Adams VM, Kool J, 'Perception matrices: an adaptation of repertory grid technique', Land Use Policy, 64 pp. 451-460. ISSN 0264-8377 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.03.023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2017Teixeira JB, Moura RL, Mills M, Klein C, Brown CJ, et al., 'A novel habitat-based approach to predict impacts of marine protected areas on fishers', Conservation Biology pp. 1-23. ISSN 0888-8892 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12974 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2017Adams VM, Alvarez-Romero JG, Capon SJ, Crowley GM, Dale AP, et al., 'Making time for space: the critical role of spatial planning in adapting natural resource management to climate change', Environmental Science and Policy, 74 pp. 57-67. ISSN 1462-9011 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2017.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2016Adams V, Spindler R, Kingsford R, 'Conservation Oceania style: highlighting Oceania's unique approaches to conservation', 22, (2) pp. 1038-2097. ISSN 1038-2097 (2016) [Edited Journal]

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2016Adams VM, Pressey RL, Alvarez-Romero JG, 'Using optimal land-use scenarios to assess trade-offs between conservation, development, and social values', PLoS One, 11, (6) Article e0158350. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158350 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 8

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2016Adams VM, Setterfield SA, 'Approaches to strategic risk analysis and management of invasive plants: lessons learned from managing gamba grass in northern Australia', Pacific Conservation Biology, 22, (2) pp. 189-200. ISSN 1038-2097 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PC15041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2016Adams VM, Spindler RE, Kingford ET, 'Thinking globally, acting locally - conservation lessons from Oceania', Pacific Conservation Biology, 22, (2) pp. 85-89. ISSN 1038-2097 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/PCv22n2_ED [eCite] [Details]

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2016Atkinson SC, Jupiter SD, Adams VM, Ingram JC, Narayan S, et al., 'Prioritising mangrove ecosystem services results in spatially variable management priorities', PLoS One, 11, (3) Article e0151992. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151992 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16

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2016Mills M, Mutafoglu K, Adams VM, Archibald C, Bell J, et al., 'Perceived and projected flood risk and adaptation in coastal Southeast Queensland, Australia', Climatic Change, 136, (3-4) pp. 523-537. ISSN 0165-0009 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1644-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

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2016Moon K, Adams VM, 'Using quantitative influence diagrams to map natural resource managers' mental models of invasive species management', Land Use Policy, 50 pp. 341-351. ISSN 0264-8377 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.10.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2016Moon K, Brewer TD, Januchowski-Hartley SR, Adams VM, Blackman DA, 'A guideline to improve qualitative social science publishing in ecology and conservation journals', Ecology and Society, 21, (3) Article 17. ISSN 1708-3087 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5751/ES-08663-210317 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

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2015Adams VM, Petty AM, Douglas MM, Buckley YM, Ferdinands KB, et al., 'Distribution, demography and dispersal model of spatial spread of invasive plant populations with limited data', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, (7) pp. 782-794. ISSN 2041-210X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12392 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2015Adams VM, Setterfield SA, Douglas MM, Kennard MJ, Ferdinands K, 'Measuring benefits of protected area management: trends across realms and research gaps for freshwater systems', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370, (1681) Article 20140274. ISSN 0962-8436 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2014.0274 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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2015Alvarez-Romero JG, Adams VM, Pressey RL, Douglas M, Dale AP, et al., 'Integrated cross-realm planning: a decision-makers' perspective', Biological Conservation, 191 pp. 799-808. ISSN 0006-3207 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

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2015Devitt KR, Adams VM, Kyne PM, 'Australia's protected area network fails to adequately protect the world's most threatened marine fishes', Global Ecology and Conservation, 3 pp. 401-411. ISSN 2351-9894 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2015.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2015Gurney GG, Pressey RL, Ban NC, Alvarez-Romero JG, Jupiter S, et al., 'Efficient and equitable design of marine protected areas in Fiji through inclusion of stakeholder-specific objectives in conservation planning', Conservation Biology, 29, (5) pp. 1378-1389. ISSN 0888-8892 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12514 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18

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2015Adams VM, Setterfield SA, 'Optimal dynamic control of invasions: applying a systematic conservation approach', Ecological Applications, 25, (4) pp. 1131-1141. ISSN 1051-0761 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1890/14-1062.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

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2014Adams VM, Alvarez-Romero JG, Carwardine J, Cattarino L, Hermoso V, et al., 'Planning across freshwater and terrestrial realms: cobenefits and tradeoffs between conservation actions', Conservation Letter, 7, (5) pp. 425-440. ISSN 1755-263X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/conl.12080 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 31

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2014Adams VM, Game ET, Bode M, 'Synthesis and review: delivering on conservation promises: the challenges of managing and measuring conservation outcomes', Environmental Research Letters, 9, (8) Article 085002. ISSN 1748-9326 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/085002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2014Adams VM, Pressey RL, 'Uncertainties around the implementation of a clearing control policy in a unique catchment in Northern Australia: exploring equity issues and balancing competing objectives', PLoS One, 9, (5) Article e96479. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096479 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2014Adams VM, Pressey RL, Stoeckl N, 'Navigating trade-offs in land-use planning: integrating human well-being into objective setting', Ecology and Society, 19, (4) Article 53. ISSN 1708-3087 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5751/ES-07168-190453 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 14

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2014Adams VM, Pressey RL, Stoeckl N, 'Estimating landholders' probability of participating in a stewardship program, and the implications for spatial conservation priorities', PLoS One, 9, (6) Article e97941. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097941 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

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2014Dale AP, Pressey B, Adams VM, Alvarez- Romero JG, Digby M, 'Catchment-scale governance in Northern Australia: a preliminary evaluation', Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 16, (1) Article 2. ISSN 0973-3426 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Lechner AM, Raymond CM, Adams VM, Polyakov M, Gordon A, et al., 'Characterizing spatial uncertainty when integrating social data in conservation planning', Conservation Biology, 28, (6) pp. 1497-1511. ISSN 0888-8892 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12409 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Lechner AM; Raymond CM; Lefroy EC

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2014Moon K, Adams VM, Januchowski-Hartley SR, Polyakov M, Mills M, et al., 'A multidisciplinary conceptualization of conservation opportunity', Conservation Biology, 28, (6) pp. 1484-1496. ISSN 0888-8892 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12408 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Raymond CM

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2014Stoeckl N, Farr M, Larson S, Adams VM, Kubiszewski I, et al., 'A new approach to the problem of overlapping values: a case study in Australia's Great Barrier Reef', Ecosystem Services, 10 pp. 61-78. ISSN 2212-0416 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2014.09.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18

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2013Adams VM, Moon K, 'Security and equity of conservation covenants: contradictions of private protected area policies in Australia', Land Use Policy, 30, (1) pp. 114-119. ISSN 0264-8377 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2012.03.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 28

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2013van Geer C, Mills M, Adams VM, Pressey RL, McPhee D, 'Impacts of the Moreton Bay Marine Park rezoning on commercial fishermen', Marine Policy, 39, (1) pp. 248-256. ISSN 0308-597X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.11.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 21

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2013Adams VM, Setterfield SA, 'Estimating the financial risks of Andropogon gayanus to greenhouse gas abatement projects in northern Australia', Environmental Research Letters, 8, (2) Article 025018. ISSN 1748-9326 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/025018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 12

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2012Adams VM, Pressey RL, Stoeckl N, 'Estimating land and conservation management costs: the first step in designing a stewardship program for the Northern Territory', Biological Conservation, 148, (1) pp. 44-53. ISSN 0006-3207 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2012.01.064 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

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2012Ban NC, Cinner JE, Adams VM, Mills M, Almany GR, et al., 'Recasting shortfalls of marine protected areas as opportunities through adaptive management', Aquatic Conservation, 22, (2) pp. 262-271. ISSN 1099-0755 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2224 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 24

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2012Mills M, Adams VM, Pressey RL, Ban NC, Jupiter SD, 'Where do national and local conservation actions meet? Simulating the expansion of ad hoc and systematic approaches to conservation into the future in Fiji', Conservation Letter, 5, (5) pp. 387-398. ISSN 1755-263X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00258.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

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2011Adams VM, Mills M, Jupiter SD, Pressey RL, 'Improving social acceptability of marine protected area networks: a method for estimating opportunity costs to multiple gear types in both fished and currently unfished areas', Biological Conservation, 144, (1) pp. 350-361. ISSN 0006-3207 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.09.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36

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2011Adams VM, Segan DB, Pressey RL, 'How much does it cost to expand a protected area system? Some critical determining factors and ranges of costs for Queensland', PLoS One, 6, (9) Article e25447. ISSN 1932-6203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025447 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2011Ban NC, Adams V, Pressey RL, Hicks J, 'Promise and problems for estimating management costs of marine protected areas', Conservation Letter, 4, (3) pp. 241-252. ISSN 1755-263X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2011.00171.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 37

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2011Ban NC, Adams VM, Almany GR, Ban S, Cinner JE, et al., 'Designing, implementing and managing marine protected areas: emerging trends and opportunities for coral reef nations', Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 408, (1-2) pp. 21-31. ISSN 0022-0981 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.07.023 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 55

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2011Kininmonth S, Beger M, Bode M, Peterson E, Adams VM, et al., 'Dispersal connectivity and reserve selection for marine conservation', Ecological Modelling, 222, (7) pp. 1272-1282. ISSN 0304-3800 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.01.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 51

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2010Adams VM, Pressey RL, Naidoo R, 'Opportunity costs: who really pays for conservation?', Biological Conservation, 143 pp. 439-448. ISSN 0006-3207 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2009.11.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 93Web of Science - 84

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2005Adams VM, Marsh DM, Konx JS, 'Importance of the seed bank for population viability and population monitoring in a threatened wetland herb', Biological Conservation, 124, (3) pp. 425-436. ISSN 0006-3207 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2005.02.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 46

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Craigie ID, Grech A, Pressey RL, Adams VM, Hockings M, et al., 'Terrestrial protected areas of Australia', Austral Ark: The State of Wildlife in Australia and New Zealand, Cambridge University Press, A Stow, N Maclean, GI Holwell (ed), Singapore, pp. 560-851. ISBN 9781107033542 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Adams VM, Game ET, Bode M, 'Synthesis and review: delivering on conservation promises: the challenges of managing and measuring conservation outcomes', Environmental Research Letters, 9, (8) pp. 085002. ISSN 1748-9326 (2014) [Other Review]

DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/085002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
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2012Adams VM, Setterfield S, 'Spatial prioritisation for management of gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) invasions: accounting for social, economic and environmental values', Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Weeds Conference, 8-11 October 2012, Victoria, Australia, pp. 49-52. ISBN 9780646586700 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2011Adams VM, Pressey RL, 'An Info-Gap Model to Examine the Robustness of Cost-Efficient Budget Allocations', Proceedings from the 1st International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Assessment and Management, 11-13 April 2011, USA, pp. 971-979. (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.1061/41170(400)118 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Pressey RL, Adams VM, 'Extending the protected area system: How much will it cost?', Australia Protected Area Congress 2008 Conference Proceedings, pp. 141-144. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Adams VM, Tulloch VJ, Possingham HP, 'Land-sea conservation assessment for Papua New Guinea', Conservation and Environment Protection Authority, June 2017, p. 84. (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.26219.13606 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Adams VM, Douglas M, Jackson S, Setterfield S, 'Allowing tradition, not weeds, to flourish in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory, Australia', IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management Community Report, Australia, pp. 13-14. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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2013Adams VM, 'Estimating the financial risks of Andropogon gayanus to greenhouse gas abatement projects in northern Australia' (2013) [Media Interview]

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2012Pressey RL, Adams VM, 'Adaptive Marine Protected Area Planning and Management: Research progress and gaps' (2012) [Media Interview]

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2011Mills M, Jupiter S, Adams VM, Ban N, Pressey B, 'Can Management Actions Within the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network Serve to Meet Fiji's National Goal to Protect 30% of Inshore Marine Areas by 2020?', Wildlife Conservation Society and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Suva, Fiji, p. 18. (2011) [Government or Industry Research]

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2010Adams VM, Mills M, Jupiter SD, Pressey RL, 'Marine Opportunity Costs: a method for calculating opportunity costs to multiple stakeholder groups', Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji Technical Report, 01/10, pp. 1-34. (2010) [Government or Industry Research]

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2010Jupiter S, Tora K, Mills M, Weeks R, Adams V, et al., 'Outcomes report from provincial planning meeting, 20-21 September 2010', Filling the gaps: identifying candidate sites to expand Fiji's national protected area network, Wildlife Conservation Society, Suva, pp. 1-65. (2010) [Government or Industry Research]

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2009Ban CN, Adams VM, Pressey RL, 'Marine protected area management costs: an analysis of options for the Coral Sea', Protect Our Coral Sea campaign, pp. 1-47. (2009) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

14

Total funding

$2,460,967

Projects

Saving our Species Review of Species Allocated to the Keep Watch Management Stream (2017 - 2018)$228,000
Funding
NSW Government Office of Environment & Heritage ($228,000)
Scheme
Tender
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Gallagher RV; Adams VM; Beaumont L; Hughes L; Leishman M
Period
2017 - 2018
Plant Sure Decision Support Tool Review and Design (2017)$80,000
Funding
NSW Nursery and Garden Industry NSW & ACT Plant Sure ($80,000)
Scheme
Tender
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Leishman M; Hughes L; Adams VM; Hancock N; Beaumont L
Year
2017
Management of pollination services in the Tasmanian Midlands: Native vegetation as a vector of native pollinators in crops and a nectar resource for managed bees (2017 - 2019)$6,967
Description
This project aims to survey insect visitation to agricultural land and remnant native vegetation in the Tasmanian Midlands to determine the contribution of native pollinators to crop pollination. Secondly, it aims to establish the importance of the proximity and size of native vegetation in sustaining and supplying wild pollinators to crop fields. Management outcomes of this research seek to guide private landowners in targeted revegetation of farmland with native plant species, to sustain wild pollinator populations that are able to meet predicted regional pollination shortages, maximise crop yields and allow for agricultural resilience in the case of a future incursion of the parasitic honeybee mite Varroa destructor
Funding
Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment ($6,967)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams VM; Latinovic A
Period
2017 - 2019
Activity 2. Flammable Grasses, Fire management for northern Australia (2016 - 2018)$351,000
Funding
Bushfires and Natural Hazards CRC ($351,000)
Scheme
CRC
Administered By
Charles Darwin University
Research Team
Adams VM
Period
2016 - 2018
Multi-objective planning in Northern Australia: co-benefits and trade-offs between environmental, economic, and cultural outcomes (2016 - 2018)$934,000
Funding
Commonwealth Government - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) ($934,000)
Scheme
National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Northern Australia Hub Project 1.6
Administered By
James Cook University
Research Team
Pressey RL; Pannell D; Álvarez-Romero JG; Kennard M; Douglas MM; Adams VM; Graham E
Period
2016 - 2018
Activity 2. Flammable Grasses, Fire management for northern Australia (2016 - 2018)$351,000
Funding
Bushfires and Natural Hazards CRC ($351,000)
Scheme
CRC
Administered By
Charles Darwin University
Research Team
Setterfield SA; Adams VM; Rossiter-Rachor N; Hutley L; Douglas MM
Period
2016 - 2018
Review and Integration of the Terrestrial and Marine Program of Works on Protected Areas (priority setting for biodiversity conservation in Papua New Guinea) (2015 - 2016)$180,000
Funding
United Nations Development Programme ($180,000)
Scheme
Microfinance Grant
Administered By
University of Queensland
Research Team
Adams VM; Possingham HP
Period
2015 - 2016
A method for identifying high-priority areas in northern Australia for threat abatement and species recovery investments (2015)$50,000
Funding
Commonwealth Government - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) ($50,000)
Scheme
National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Northern Australia Hub Project 3.1
Administered By
James Cook University
Research Team
VanDerWal J ; Pressey RL; Pannell D; Álvarez-Romero JG; Kennard M; Douglas MM; Adams VM
Year
2015
Review of models, frameworks and decision support tools (2015)$90,000
Funding
Commonwealth Government - National Environmental Science Program (NESP) ($90,000)
Scheme
National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Northern Australia Hub Project 1.2
Administered By
James Cook University
Research Team
Stoeckl N; Pressey RL; Alvarez-Romero JG; Kennard M; Douglas MM; Adams VM
Year
2015
Decision making and planning for Natural Resource Management (2014)$50,000
Funding
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Research Grants Program, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. ($50,000)
Scheme
Climate Change Adaptation across Australias Monsoonal North. Natural Resource Management (NRM)
Administered By
Charles Darwin University
Research Team
Adams VM; Kennard M; Alvarez-Romero JG; Pressey RL; Capon S
Year
2014
Climate change impacts on pest plants. (2014)$50,000
Funding
Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Research Grants Program, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. ($50,000)
Scheme
Climate Change Adaptation across Australias Monsoonal North. Natural Resource Management (NRM)
Administered By
Charles Darwin University
Research Team
Setterfield SA; Adams VM; Rossiter-Rachor N; Burrows D; VanDerWal J
Year
2014
Systematics and biogeography of the Australian scoparline moths (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Scopariinae) (2014 - 2016)$30,000
Description
This project will modernise our understanding of the biosystematics, functional ecology, distribution and conservation status of an important but neglected group of the Australian fauna. Scopariine moths are among least studied fauna and are associated with unusual foodplants: such as mosses, lichens, lycopods and some seed plants. Using modern methods, the project will revise the 83 known species and describe at least 20 new species. Using morphological and molecular DNA approaches, analysis will elucidate the history and broader relationships of the group in Australia. The conservation status of scopariine moths is very poorly known. This study will elucidate their distribution and biology while access to historical collections in museums will indicate former ranges occupied. On this basis, it will be possible to make informed decisions regarding their conservation status. While alpine species are probably adequately conserved some lowland species have suffered large range contractions, alerting us to possible conservation needs. The implications of projected climate change will be considered via biogeographical modelling. Methods and progress will be calibrated against contemporary international standards. The project will produce identification tools in the form of an interactive Lucid key to the Australian genera and species of Scopariinae, as well as diagnostic digital images of adults and larvae where available.
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($30,000)
Scheme
Scholarship-ABRS Capacity Building
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams VM
Period
2014 - 2016
Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship (2008)$30,000
Funding
Australian American Association ($30,000)
Scheme
Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship
Administered By
James Cook University
Research Team
Adams VM
Year
2008
Fulbright Fellowship (2004)$30,000
Funding
Australian American Fulbright Commission ($30,000)
Scheme
Fulbright Fellowship
Administered By
University of Queensland
Research Team
Adams VM
Year
2004

Research Supervision

Vanessa has co-supervised five Masters students, all of whom are actively employed in related conservation and environmental management jobs, and is currently co-supervising five PhD students on topics in conservation planning, threatened species management, environmental policy, and impact evaluation. Vanessa is available to supervise PhD research projects on conservation planning, threatened species management, environmental policy, conservation impact evaluation, natural resource management, and related fields.

Current

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDManagement of Essential Nectar Resources for Bees in the Midlands of Tasmania2018
PhDSystematic and biogeography of the Australian scopariine moths (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Scpariinae2018
PhDLand-Use Change and Biodiversity: A Brazilian case study2019