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About the Author
David Lindenmayer is a Professor at The Australian National University. He has worked on the conservation of forests and their wildlife for more than 35 years. He has published 45 books and over 1100 scientific papers, and has broad interests in conservation biology, landscape ecology, vertebrate ecology, forest ecology and woodland conservation. He has received numerous awards and is a member of the Australian Academy of Science and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow.
Philip Gibbons has worked as a forest ecologist for the past fourteen years for both State and Federal Governments.
Table of Contents
Introduction: making monitoring happen – and then delivering on Australia’s Biodiversity Conservation Strategy National and international perspectives 1 Making monitoring up-front and centre in Australian biodiversity conservation 2 Accountability: we’re an indulgent and marginal profession if we can’t measure the effectiveness of investment in environmental management3 Ecoinformatics solutions to support monitoring for improved biodiversity conservation4 Monitoring Australian birds to meet international obligations5 Cheerfulness and grumpiness in ecological monitoring in Australia6 The conservation return on investment from ecological monitoring7 Big-picture assessment of biodiversity change: scaling up monitoring without selling out on scientific rigour8 An endpoint hierarchy and process control charts for ecological monitoring9 Lessons from environment accounting for improving biodiversity monitoringGovernment agency and NGO perspectives10 Cows, cockies and atlases: use and abuse of biodiversity monitoring in environmental decision-making11 A park manager’s perspective on ecological monitoring12 Monitoring for improved biodiversity outcomes in the private conservation estate: perspective from Bush Heritage Australia13 Practical challenges in monitoring and adapting restoration strategies and actions14 Measuring and reporting on conservation management outcomes15 Making monitoring work for conservation: lessons from The Nature Conservancy16 Biodiversity monitoring from a community organisation perspectivePrograms and the lessons learned from them17 Biodiversity monitoring in Canada’s Yukon: The Community Ecological Monitoring Program18 Monitoring for improved biodiversity conservation in arid Australia19 Exploiting the back-loop of the adaptive cycle: lessons from the Black Saturday Fires20 Waterbird monitoring in Australia: value, challenges and lessons learnt after more than 25 years21 Biodiversity monitoring in the Australian rangelandsDiscussion22 Can we make biodiversity monitoring happen in Australia? Moving beyond ‘It’s the thought that counts’