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Hugh Possingham

About Me

Hugh Possingham is the Director of the ARC Centre for Excellence for Environmental Decisions. His research involves the use of mathematical and statistical tools to solve problems in ecology and conservation. Laboratory members range from empirical ecologists to mathematicians. Recent research successes include: producing the software (Marxan) that was used to rezone the protected areas within the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Marxan is now used by 100 countries around the world to design their marine protected area systems, approaches for minimising the impact of land-use change on coastal ecosystems, protocols for optimal monitoring and decision support for setting global conservation priorities. Web page:

Courses and Programs taught by Hugh Possingham