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Published on August 17th, 2013 | by Simi

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The mathematics & economics of marine protected areas

BrisScience is Brisbane’s monthly series of talks on science, featuring dynamic speakers working at the leading edge of science and technology. The talks are free and open to all.

Maths of Planet Earth Australia sponsored a public lecture by Prof Hugh Possingham, from The University of Queensland.  In the lecture he discussed how mathematics, economics and ecology is used to design marine protected area systems that meet the needs of conservation and also minimise the impact of recreational and commercial fisheries. And touched on some of the politics of marine reserve system design and how mathematics is used to target catchments for restoration to minimise the damage from nutrients and sediments that flow into our coastal ecosystems.

You can watch the video here:

The Mathematics and Economics of Marine Protected Areas from School of Mathematics & Physics on Vimeo.[subscribe2]




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