TRANSLATING VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE INTO EFFECTIVE ACTION.
Responding to current and developing environmental challenges requires a whole of system understanding and knowledge of the relationships and causes for both natural and anthropogenic stressors affecting the environment. The development of effective and practical decision making tools is based on an expert derived translation of this information and is essential in designing and underpinning good sustainability management practices. The provision of such a range of tools for decision makers, allows for the identification of key trigger points with cost-benefit analysis and would ultimately provide information to develop scenario based solutions. These responses also need to balance the needs of social, (people), economic (profit), and environmental (planet) drivers.
This research will generate and refine optimal frameworks for investment in environmental management. These decision support tools will provide options for management action, providing the cost and benefits of proposed effort, and allow for strategic planning in response to long term predictable stressors e.g. climate change, population growth.
Key Research Priorities include:
- Optimisation frameworks for investment
- Development of decision making models
- Interactive models for sea level rise