Theme A - Environmental Policy & Management Evaluation

Leader: Prof Salit Kark 

Theme A publication output

Theme A focuses on the needs of environmental policy-makers and managers at all scales across national and international boundaries. We study and evaluate the effectiveness of environmental management actions, such as establishing protected areas, habitat and ecosystem restoration at a landscape scale and marine zoning. Our work has ranged from the global and continental to local scales. Working across scales, we explore the implications of policy and management options for biodiversity and other ecosystem and environmental processes, such as water and carbon balances. Research in this area is expected to contribute to IPBES – the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. 

This theme is establishing new collaborations with managers and policy makers in Australia and globally on topics that include:

1. Fundamental and novel policy options;

2. Environmental policy performance; and 

3. Invasive species management.