International conservation: Expanding the decision framework

Principal Investigators:

William W. Murdoch, Peter Kareiva, and Hugh P. Possingham

Conservation agencies are planning massive expansion of their conservation activities in the largely tropical developing world. Allocating scarce conservation resources among developing nations requires consideration of a broader set of factors than is typically considered in conservation decision-making. Especially important are aspects of political economy that place conservation investments at risk. We will try to develop a support framework for making allocation decisions that should also help guide efforts to ameliorate risks.

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow4th April—30th September 2005Participant List  
Visitor8th—15th May 2005Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

William W. Murdochmurdoch@lifesci.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Jonah BuschUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Robert Deacondeacon@econ.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Ruth S. DeFriesrd2402@columbia.eduUniversity of Maryland
Peter Kareivapkareiva@ioes.ucla.eduThe Nature Conservancy
Margaret F. Kinnairdmkinnaird@mpala.orgUnknown
Timothy G. O'Brientobrien@wcs.orgUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Stephen Polaskypolasky@umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota
Hugh P. Possinghamhugh.possingham@tnc.orgUniversity of Queensland

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Murdoch, William W.; Polasky, Stephen; Wilson, Kerrie; Possingham, Hugh P.; Kareiva, Peter; Shaw, M. Rebecca. 2007. Maximizing return on investment in conservation. Biological Conservation. Vol: 139. Pages 375-388. (Online version)
"International conservation: Expanding the decision framework" is project ID: 9982