Author Archives: josephrbennett

Indigenous partnerships for threatened species recovery

There are many reasons why governments like Canada’s should partner with Indigenous peoples on threatened species recovery. Cassie Hill’s thesis, published here, shows that the Canadian government needs to do a better job at this. There are some success stories, but regional and agency-specific patterns clearly indicate areas that need improvement. Here’s some media coverage […]

Congratulations Hanna!

Hanna Rosner-Katz has defended her MSc, and landed a great job. Her thesis work on optimizing surveys for rare plants will be very useful for conservation agencies trying to figure out how to best use their precious monitoring resources. And her upcoming job as a biologist in central Florida sounds very exciting. It’ll be a […]

Multi-unit value of information – Editor’s Choice and cover article

Decisions of when to monitor and when to act are often entangled with decisions of which species/habitat/threat should be prioritized. In this paper we expand value of information theory to problems involving multiple management units (including, but not limited to, species/habitats/threats). The article link (https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1365-2664.13132) contains spreadsheets and R code that help with calculations, which […]