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Vanessa Adams

Senior lecturer
Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences

Room 439 , Geography

+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

  • Conservation and biodiversity (410401)
  • Environmental management (410404)
  • Natural resource management (410406)
  • Environment policy (440704)
  • Environment and resource economics (380105)
  • Land use and environmental planning (330404)
  • Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology) (310305)
  • Fisheries management (300505)
  • Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation (410102)
  • Environmental education and extension (410403)
  • Ecosystem function (410203)
  • Speciation and extinction (310412)
  • Pollution and contamination (410599)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sociology (450525)
  • Biosecurity science and invasive species ecology (410202)
  • Terrestrial ecology (310308)
  • Physical geography and environmental geoscience (370999)
  • Urban geography (440612)
  • Social geography (440610)
  • Aquaculture (300501)
  • Wildlife and habitat management (410407)
  • Aquaculture and fisheries stock assessment (300502)
  • Agricultural land management (300202)
  • Sustainable agricultural development (300210)
  • Forestry management and environment (300707)
  • Environmental rehabilitation and restoration (410405)
  • Urban and regional planning (330499)
  • Environmental law (480203)
  • Behavioural economics (380102)
  • Agricultural land planning (300203)
  • Sustainability accounting and reporting (350107)
  • Natural hazards (370903)

Research Objectives

  • Assessment and management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystems (180403)
  • Environmental policy, legislation and standards (190299)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)
  • Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems (180601)
  • Terrestrial biodiversity (180606)
  • Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives) (190205)
  • Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem) (190101)
  • Ecological economics (159902)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of terrestrial environments (180604)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Fisheries - aquaculture (100299)
  • Marine biodiversity (180504)
  • Ecosystem adaptation to climate change (190102)
  • Evaluation, allocation, and impacts of land use (180603)
  • Land policy (190207)
  • Fisheries - wild caught (100399)
  • Expanding knowledge in economics (280108)
  • Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture (210407)
  • Marine systems and management (180599)
  • Sustainability indicators (190209)
  • Protection and conservation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180406)
  • Natural hazards (190499)
  • Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna) (100305)
  • Assessment and management of coastal and estuarine ecosystems (180201)
  • Institutional arrangements (190206)
  • Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in fresh, ground and surface water (180302)
  • Measurement and assessment of freshwater quality (incl. physical and chemical conditions of water) (180306)
  • Rehabilitation or conservation of coastal or estuarine environments (180206)
  • Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation) (190208)
  • Environmental education and awareness (190203)
  • Social impacts of climate change and variability (190103)
  • Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna) (100202)
  • Terrestrial systems and management (180699)
  • Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems (180301)
  • Other culture and society (139999)
  • Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments (180404)
  • Climate change mitigation strategies (190301)
  • Native forests (260204)
  • Public services policy advice and analysis (230204)
  • Understanding climate change (190599)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Communication (130299)

Publications

Total publications

112

Journal Article

(90 outputs)
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2021Adams VM, Dimitrova N, Possingham HP, Allan JR, Kuempel CD, et al., 'Scheduling incremental actions to build a comprehensive national protected area network for Papua New Guinea', Conservation Science and Practice, 3, (2) Article e354. ISSN 2578-4854 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/csp2.354 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2021Adams VM, Visconti P, Graham V, Possingham HP, 'Indicators keep progress honest: A call to track both the quantity and quality of protected areas', One Earth, 4, (7) pp. 901-906. ISSN 2590-3322 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2021.06.014 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Adams VM, Weeks R, Doherty TS, 'Advances in conservation science and practice in Oceania: Delivering on research priorities for the region', Conservation Science and Practice, 3, (2) Article e367. ISSN 2578-4854 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/csp2.367 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Andrew SC, Mokany K, Falster DS, Wenk E, Wright IJ, et al., 'Functional diversity of the Australian flora: Strong links to species richness and climate', Journal of Vegetation Science, 32, (2) Article e13018. ISSN 1100-9233 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jvs.13018 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Gallagher RV, Allen S, Mackenzie BDE, Yates CJ, Gosper CR, et al., 'High fire frequency and the impact of the 2019-2020 megafires on Australian plant diversity', Diversity and Distributions pp. 1-14. ISSN 1366-9516 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13265 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 8

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2021Gallagher RV, Butt N, Carthey AJR, Tulloch A, Bland L, et al., 'A guide to using species trait data in conservation', One Earth, 4, (7) pp. 927-936. ISSN 2590-3322 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2021.06.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2021Graham V, Geldmann J, Adams VM, Grech A, Deinet S, et al., 'Management resourcing and government transparency are key drivers of biodiversity outcomes in Southeast Asian protected areas', Biological Conservation, 253 Article 108875. ISSN 0006-3207 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108875 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2021Hernandez S, Barnes MD, Duce S, Adams VM, 'The impact of strictly protected areas in a deforestation hotspot', Conservation Science and Practice Article e479. ISSN 2578-4854 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/csp2.479 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Jung M, Arnell A, de Lamo X, Garcia-Rangel S, Lewis M, et al., 'Areas of global importance for conserving terrestrial biodiversity, carbon and water', Nature Ecology and Evolution pp. 1-23. ISSN 2397-334X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41559-021-01528-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2021Kemink KM, Adams VM, Pressey RL, 'Integrating dynamic processes into waterfowl conservation prioritization tools', Diversity and Distributions, 27, (4) pp. 585-601. ISSN 1366-9516 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13218 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Nemeth N, Adams VM, Byrne JA, 'Factors affecting the preparedness of overnight hikers in national parks: Insights from Tasmania, Australia', Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 35 Article 100388. ISSN 2213-0780 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jort.2021.100388 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nemeth N; Byrne JA

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2021Ostwald A, Tulloch VJD, Kyne PM, Bax NJ, Dunstan PK, et al., 'Mapping threats to species: Method matters', Marine Policy, 131 Article 104614. ISSN 0308-597X (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2021.104614 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bax NJ

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2021Primack RB, Sher AA, Maas B, Adams VM, 'Manager characteristics drive conservation success', Biological Conservation, 259 Article 109169. ISSN 0006-3207 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109169 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Stark K, Adams VM, Brown CJ, Chauvenet A, Davis K, et al., 'Importance of equitable cost sharing in the Convention on Biological Diversity's protected area agenda', Conservation Biology pp. 1-4. ISSN 0888-8892 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13812 [eCite] [Details]

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2021Sykora-Bodie ST, Alvarez-Romero JG, Adams VM, Gurney GG, Cleary J, et al., 'Methods for identifying spatially referenced conservation needs and opportunities', Biological Conservation, 260 Article 109138. ISSN 0006-3207 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109138 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2021Tulloch VJD, Atkinson S, Possingham HP, Peterson N, Linke S, et al., 'Minimizing cross-realm threats from land-use change: A national-scale conservation framework connecting land, freshwater and marine systems', Biological Conservation, 254 Article 108954. ISSN 0006-3207 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.108954 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2021Utama FW, Hoenner X, Hardesty BD, Peel D, Ford JH, et al., 'Estimating fishing effort and spatio-temporal distribution of longline vessels in the Indian Ocean', Frontiers in Marine Science, 8 Article 671036. ISSN 2296-7745 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.671036 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Hardesty BD; Wilcox C

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2020Butt N, Chauvenet ALM, Adams VM, Beger M, Gallagher RV, et al., 'Importance of species translocations under rapid climate change', Conservation Biology pp. 1-9. ISSN 0888-8892 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13643 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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2020Chauvenet ALM, Watson JEM, Adams VM, Di Marco M, Venter O, et al., 'To achieve big wins for terrestrial conservation, prioritize protection of ecoregions closest to meeting targets', One Earth, 2, (5) pp. 479-486. ISSN 2590-3322 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2020.04.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 4

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2020Gallagher RV, Falster DS, Maitner BS, Salguero-Gomez R, Vandvik V, et al., 'Open Science principles for accelerating trait-based science across the Tree of Life', Nature Ecology and Evolution, 4, (3) pp. 294-303. ISSN 2397-334X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41559-020-1109-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 41

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2020Kemink KM, Adams VM, Pressey RL, Walker JA, 'A synthesis of knowledge about motives for participation in perpetual conservation easements', Conservation Science and Practice, 3, (2) Article e323. ISSN 2578-4854 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/csp2.323 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Kuempel CD, Chauvenet ALM, Possingham HP, Adams VM, 'Evidence-based guidelines for prioritizing investments to meet international conservation objectives', One Earth, 2, (1) pp. 55-63. ISSN 2590-3330 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2019.12.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

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2019Adams VM, Barnes M, Pressey RL, 'Shortfalls in conservation evidence: moving from ecological effects of interventions to policy evaluation', One Earth, 1, (1) pp. 62-75. ISSN 2590-3322 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2019.08.017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 17

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2019Adams VM, Iacona GD, Possingham HP, 'Weighing the benefits of expanding protected areas versus managing existing ones', Nature Sustainability, 2 pp. 404-411. ISSN 2398-9629 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 22

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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 - 20Web of Science - 24

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2019Adams VM, O'Donnell J, Burley A, Lawson J, Auld TD, et al., 'Planning for success: Why conservation programs need a strategic program for recovering species', Conservation Science and Practice, 1 Article e95. ISSN 2578-4854 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/csp2.95 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Fraser KA, Adams VM, Pressey RL, Pandolfi JM, 'Impact evaluation and conservation outcomes in marine protected areas: A case study of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park', Biological Conservation, 238 Article 108185. ISSN 0006-3207 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.07.030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2019Johnson PJ, Adams VM, Armstrong DP, Baker SE, Biggs D, et al., 'Consequences matter: compassion in conservation means caring for individuals, populations and species', Animals, 9, (12) Article 1115. ISSN 2076-2615 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ani9121115 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2019Kidd LR, Garrard GE, Bekessy SA, Mills M, Camilleri AR, et al., 'Messaging matters: A systematic review of the conservation messaging literature', Biological Conservation, 236 pp. 92-99. ISSN 0006-3207 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 39

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2019Maina JM, Gamoyo M, Adams VM, D'agata S, Bosire J, et al., 'Aligning marine spatial conservation priorities with functional connectivity across maritime jurisdictions', Conservation Science and Practice, 1, (7) Article e56. ISSN 2578-4854 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/csp2.156 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 5

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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, 12, (4) Article e12646. ISSN 1755-263X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22

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2019Moon K, Adams VM, Cooke B, 'Shared personal reflections on the need to broaden the scope of conservation social science', People and Nature, 1, (4) pp. 426-434. ISSN 2575-8314 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10043 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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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, 10, (3) pp. 294-302. ISSN 2041-210X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 27

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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, 12, (3) Article e12642. ISSN 1755-263X (2019) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23

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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 Letters, 11, (4) Article e12441. ISSN 1755-263X (2018) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2

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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. 755-772. ISSN 0894-1920 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2018.1425514 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web 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 - 33Web of Science - 31

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2018Biggs D, Smith RJ, Adams VM, Brink H, Cook CN, et al., 'Response - Ivory crisis', Science, 360, (6386) pp. 277. ISSN 1095-9203 (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1126/science.aat1596 [eCite] [Details]

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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, 55, (5) pp. 2171-2180. ISSN 0021-8901 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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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 - 33

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2018Januchowski-Hartley SR, Adams VM, Hermoso V, 'The need for spatially explicit quantification of 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 - 8Web of Science - 5

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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, 54, (2) pp. 276-284. ISSN 0030-6053 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0030605317001739 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 4

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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 - 3

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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 - 13Web of Science - 12

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2018Wenger AS, Adams VM, Iacona GD, Lohr C, Pressey RL, et al., 'Estimating realistic costs for strategic management planning of invasive species eradications on islands', Biological Invasions, 20, (5) pp. 1287-1305. ISSN 1573-1464 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10530-017-1627-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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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 - 13Web of Science - 14

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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 - 30Web of Science - 30

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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 - 32Web of Science - 36

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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 - 7Web of Science - 6

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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 - 22Web of Science - 23

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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 - 2Web of Science - 2

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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 - 4Web of Science - 4

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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, 32, (5) pp. 1096-1106. ISSN 0888-8892 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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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 - 20Web of Science - 16

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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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 - 32Web of Science - 28

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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 - 25Web of Science - 26

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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 - 14Web of Science - 14

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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 - 48Web of Science - 47

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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 - 26Web of Science - 23

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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 - 14Web of Science - 15

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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 - 23Web of Science - 24

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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 - 29Web of Science - 29

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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 - 10Web of Science - 8

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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 - 34Web of Science - 32

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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 Letters, 7, (5) pp. 425-440. ISSN 1755-263X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 44Web of Science - 41

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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 - 8Web of Science - 8

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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 - 21Web of Science - 21

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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 - 29Web of Science - 27

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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 - 27Web of Science - 27

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 - 30Web of Science - 34

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 - 20Web of Science - 21

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2014Tallis H, Lubchenco J, Adams VM, 'Working together: A call for inclusive conservation', Nature, 515, (7525) pp. 27-28. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/515027a [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 178Web of Science - 171

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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 - 44Web of Science - 40

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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 - 13

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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 - 26Web of Science - 23

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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 - 20Web of Science - 19

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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 - 31Web of Science - 33

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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 Letters, 5, (5) pp. 387-398. ISSN 1755-263X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 17

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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 - 47Web of Science - 47

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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 - 18Web of Science - 18

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

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

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 45

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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 - 78Web of Science - 76

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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 - 63Web of Science - 62

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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 - 112Web of Science - 102

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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 - 61Web of Science - 57

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018ten Brink BJE, Cantele M, Adams VM, Bonn A, Davies J, et al., 'Scenarios of land degradation and restoration', IPBES Assessment Report on Land Degradation and Restoration, Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, L Montanarella, R Scholes, and A Brainich (ed), Bonn, Germany, pp. 531-589. ISBN 978-3-947851-09-6 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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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

(1 outputs)
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 - 5Web of Science - 6

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Adams VM, Setterfield SA, 'Protecting new markets: quantifying the risks to new carbon markets from invasive species and prioritising areas for immediate action', 19th Australasian Weeds Conference, 1-5 September 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014McMaster DVM, Adams VM, Setterfield SA, McIntyre D, Douglas MM, 'Para grass management and costing trial within Kakadu National Park', 19th Australasian Weeds Conference, 1-5 September 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2014Setterfield SA, Rossiter-Rachor NA, Douglas MM, McMaster D, Adams VM, et al., 'The impacts of Andropogon gayanus (gamba grass) invasion on the fire danger index and fire management at a landscape scale', 19th Australasian Weeds Conference, 1-5 September 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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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 of 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?', Proceedings of the 2008 Australia Protected Area Congress, pp. 141-144. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Other Public Output

(13 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Ross J, Adams V, Villanueva C, Bush F, 'Pilot Marine Spatial Assessment Tool: Evaluating options for assessing and balancing marine use change within Tasmanian coastal waters using a spatial assessment tool. Pilot Study - South and West of Bruny Island', Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, January (2020) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Ross J; Villanueva C; Bush F

2018Gallagher RV, Adams VM, O'Donnell J, Lawson J, Laws C, 'Keep Watch Review: Final Report', NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Sydney, Australia (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13628.13444 [eCite] [Details]

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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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2016Stoeckl N, Grainger D, Esparon M, Farr M, Larson S, et al., 'Integrated models, frameworks and decision support tools to guide management and planning in Northern Australia', James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland (2016) [Government or Industry Research]

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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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2014Stoeckl N, Farr M, Jarvis D, Larson S, Esparon M, et al., 'Project 10.2 Final Report - The Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area: its value' to residents and tourists, and the effect of world prices on it', National Environmental Research Program, Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairn (2014) [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 NC, 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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2009Taylor MFJ, Adams VM, Segan DB, Pressey RL, 'A WWF-Telstra Building Nature's Safety Net Report', WWF Australia, Sydney, Australia (2009) [Government or Industry Research]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

23

Total funding

$50,616,735

Projects

Economic futures in the Pilbara: constructing a green economy (2021)$5,727
Description
This contract research will conduct exploratory research mapping possible green economy futures for the Pilbara that align with local aspirations and focus on job creation that deliver on these aspirations. This will include synthesis of existing research around the economic profile of the Pilbara as well as exploratory research mapping what economic activities are allowed and possible on different tenures. Economic future scenarios will then be constructed based on what is possible to describe where job creation is possible and should focus to deliver on local aspirations. The key deliverable is a report to be included as a chapter in a larger report (of ~3000 words).
Funding
Centre for Conservation Geography ($5,727)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams VM
Year
2021
Key threatening process mapping and decision making in NSW (2021)$20,000
Description
This contract research will complete mapping of fire history and relate to plant ranges to explore the extent to which fire frequency is a threat to plant species in NSW. We will make recommendations around how to manage fire frequency in line with plant species needs using a trait based approach.
Funding
Macquarie University ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams VM
Year
2021
Statewide Assessment to determine Victorian marine planning areas and priorities, supporting implementation of the Marine Spatial Planning Framework (2021)$94,781
Description
Marine spatial planning (MSP) has emerged in recent years as a tool for sea use management. However, MSP requires adequate and accurate information on the biophysical state and usage of the marine environment. Such data often exists, but generally not in a format which allows planning areas and priorities to be easily identified. This proposal was developed in response to a Request for Quote by the Centre for Marine Socioecology for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Victorian Government, to undertake a Statewide Assessment as detailed in the title. Substantial consultation will be required with direct project stakeholders as the identification of available data, development of secondary data, the identification of planning areas, and the options for a decision-support tool will be a dynamic and co-created process. As such, the project methodology is participatory or co-production research in which the most directly affected stakeholders are involved directly in generating research objectives, guiding analysis and outputs. The project comprises 3 stages: Stage 1: Evaluation of provided spatial datasets and critical gap analysis; Stage 2: Identification of location, size, and boundaries of marine planning areas; Stage 3: Recommendation and implementation of a decision support tool. The work is proposed by a strong team. CI Alexander has substantial project management experience, as well as expertise in MSP and previous experience with the Victorian Marine Spatial Planning process (gave keynote address at initial MSP summit). She is also leading a similar (although more substantial) project being currently undertaken in Tasmania. Co-Is Lacherite and Adams have excellent skills in spatial data analysis which are key to undertaking the assessment. Co-I Fudge has extensive experience with stakeholder engagement, and with engagement with Original Custodians. Co-I Byers has recently been appointed as a Research Fellow in Marine Data Science and will offer research assistance to this project.
Funding
Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (Vic) ($94,781)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Alexander KA; Lacharite M; Adams VM; Fudge ME; Byers R
Year
2021
National Environmental Research Program 2: Resilient Landscapes Solutions Hub (2021 - 2027)$47,082,640
Description
The Resilient Landscapes Solutions (RLS) consortium Hub will work collaboratively with the Department of Agriculture Water and Environment to co-design and deliver critical research solutions to maintain, strengthen and restore landscape resilience, including a special focus on the conservation of nationally threatened species, ecological communities and migratory species. The RLS Hubs vision is to provide a truly national approach that underpins the adaptive management of terrestrial and freshwater habitats that strengthens whole-of-landscape recovery from major change such as wildfire and invasive species. The RLS Hub will catalyse action through a participatory Solutions Science approach which empowers users with the knowledge and tools to implement solutions to environmental challenges.
Funding
Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment ($47,082,640)
Scheme
Grant-National Environmental Science Prgm (NESP)
Administered By
University of Western Australia
Research Team
Stoeckl NE; Douglas M; Adams VM; Jones ME; Barmuta LA
Period
2021 - 2027
Socioeconomic insights for Resilient Landscapes (2021 - 2022)$200,000
Description
Many challenges for resilient landscapes are attributable to people but people are an essential part of the solutions. Good data and information are necessary but not sufficient to enhance and restore resilience. Outcomes also depend on social and economic values, norms and behaviours. This project will establish the foundation for the Hubs research on (1) evaluating, (2) planning and (3) implementing environmental management strategies/policies/plans and actions for resilient landscapes. It will identify prospective research projects and support co-design with researchers and research users. Outputs include reviews and a set of priority co-designed project proposals for submission in subsequent research plans.
Funding
Department of Agriculture Water and the Environment ($200,000)
Scheme
Grant-National Environmental Science Prgm (NESP)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Stoeckl NE; Adams VM
Period
2021 - 2022
Statewide Finfish Farming Spatial Planning Project (2020 - 2021)$175,000
Description
This project will help deliver on a recent Government decision to undertake a spatial planning exercise for all of State waters,except for Mercury Passage, that will investigate potential sustainable growth opportunities for finfish aquaculture inTasmania. This work is being done as part of the second review of the Salmon Growth Plan and will inform futureGovernment decisions about finfish aquaculture planning, including potentially leading to a new proposed map of grow andno grow zones
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($175,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; Lacharite M; Bush FB; Hartmann K; Adams VM
Period
2020 - 2021
Mapping Tasmania: identifying local, regional, and state landscape values (2020)$3,420
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,420)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Adams VM; Hatton MacDonald DA
Year
2020
South and West of Bruny Spatial Assessment (2019 - 2020)$200,000
Description
This project will develop and trial a spatial assessment decision support tool focused on marine waters of Tasmania west and south of Bruny Island that will assist future planning and assessment activities for fisheries and aquaculture and related industries in the region. Lessons from this pilot project will inform future marine resource planning processes, including whether a DSS is an appropriate approach for fisheries and aquaculture development in other regions of Tasmania.
Funding
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment ($200,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Ross DJ; Adams VM; Bush FB; Lacharite M
Period
2019 - 2020
Organic Soils: Tools for Fire Management (2019 - 2020)$374,200
Description
This UTas proposed project comprises one activity/milestone in a larger grant application between DPIPWE and the named UTas collaborators. In this project, we propose to evaluate the suitability of ground penetrating radar in the detection of, and spatial (depth) extent of organic soils in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA). Organic soils are highly susceptible to fire, and once fire establishes in these soils, it can burn for months destroying natural heritage and creating a challenge for fire control. In the TWWHA these problems are compounded by the fact that inadequate data exist with respect to the distribution and characteristics of organic soils, therefore impeding attempts to construct fire vulnerability indices, or devise appropriate fire planning regimes.The proposed project has three components 1. Map and characterise organic soils (nutrition and flammability) in the TWWHA (DPIPWE). 2. Evaluate the use of Ground Penetrating Radar at selected characterised sites in the TWWHA as a means of assessing soil (and hence, potential burn) depth and distribution of organic soils (UTas), and (3) downscaling national soil moisture and vegetation cover indices to local scale, so as to produce a soil flammability and soil vulnerability map and set of decision support criteria for vegetation and fire managers (DPIPWE and UTas).
Funding
Department of Environment and Energy (Cwth) ($374,200)
Scheme
Australian Heritage Grants Scheme
Administered By
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water & Environment
Research Team
Story K; McHenry MT; Adams VM; Kidd D; Moreton R
Period
2019 - 2020
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.

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DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDManagement of Pollination Services in the Tasmanian Midlands: Native and crop floral associations between scent, pollen and insect visitors2018
PhDSystematic and Biogeography of the Australian Scopariine Moths (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Scpariinae)2018
PhDProtected Area Planning and Land-Use Change: Optimising outcomes for biodiversity2019
PhDLiving With Change: Understanding the role of place2019
PhDChanging Coastalscapes: mapping values, relations, and adaptive trajectories along the coasts of SouthernTasmania2020
PhDLinking Environment with Production in Agricultural Landscapes2020
PhDMarine Spatial Planning in Dynamic Environments2020
PhDIncorporating Human Dimensions into Wildlife Conservation Under Climate Change2020
PhDSpecies as Place Makers: Narrating the role of place in light of climate change and social mobility2021
MastersBuilding social, economic and environmental resilience2021