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Managing Ecosystem Change in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

Funding: 2007: $150,000
2008: $150,000
2009: $150,000

Project Member(s): Ramp, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Managment Authority
NSW Department of Environment and Conservation (The NSW Department of Environment and Conservation Partnership)
Blue Mountains City Council

Start year: 2007

Summary: Protected areas are the primary mechanism for conserving Australia's unique biodiversity. Of added significance are areas of biodiversity recognised as World Heritage Areas, such as the GBMWA. Climate, pest species and altered fire regimes potentially diminish their ecological values but some of these anthropogenic threats can be managed. Effective management depends on spatially-explicit understanding that allows priorities to be set and management objectives identified and tested. This research will develop a model for determining management priorities for large protected areas, meeting State, National and International obligations. Significant conservation benefits will accrue along with social, economic and human well-being benefits


Thomson, FJ, Auld, TD, Ramp, D & Kingsford, RT 2016, 'A Switch in Keystone Seed-Dispersing Ant Genera between Two Elevations for a Myrmecochorous Plant, Acacia terminalis', PLOS ONE, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. e0157632-e0157632.
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Bino, G, Ramp, D & Kingsford, RT 2014, 'Identifying minimal sets of survey techniques for multi-species monitoring across landscapes: an approach utilising species distribution models', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SCIENCE, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 1674-1708.
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Warton, DI, Renner, IW & Ramp, D 2013, 'Model-Based Control of Observer Bias for the Analysis of Presence-Only Data in Ecology', PLOS ONE, vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 1-9.
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FOR Codes: Ecology