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Eddie Game


Eddie Game

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Eddie Game leads conservation planning R&D for the Conservancy’s Central Science team. He is responsible for ensuring that the Conservancy remains a world leader in making science based conservation decisions, can robustly report on our impact, and that we get the greatest return for our conservation investments. Eddie has worked on conservation projects in over 15 countries, helping to apply innovative methods and analyses to projects as diverse as community protected areas in the Solomon Islands, grazing management in northern Kenya, and catchment restoration in Colombia.

Eddie completed his PhD at the University of Queensland under Professor Hugh Possingham, and holds an adjunct faculty position there. Eddie has published over 30 peer reviewed articles on topics including climate change adaptation, conservation planning, efficient monitoring, return on investment, risk analysis, marine protected areas, coral reef resilience, connectivity, dynamic decision making, and evolution. He is also author of the manual for the world’s most widely used conservation planning software, Marxan. His first book, Conservation Planning: Informed Decisions for a Healthier Planet co-authored with Conservancy Senior Scientist, Craig Groves, is due out in 2015. 

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Publications

 

2014

Game, E. T., E. Meijaard, D. Sheil & E. McDonald-Madden. 2013. Conservation in a wicked complex world; challenges and solutions. Conservation Letters doi: 10.1111/conl.12050.

2013

Game, E. T., JA Fitzsimons, G Lipsett-Moore, E McDonald-Madden 2013. Subjective risk assessment for planning conservation projects. Environmental Research Letters 8:45027-45038.

Game, E. T., P. Kareiva, and H. P. Possingham. 2013. Six common mistakes in conservation priority setting. Conservation Biology 27:480-485.

2012

MC Bottrill, M Mills, RL Pressey, ET Game, C Groves 2012. Evaluating perceived benefits of ecoregional assessments. Conservation Biology 26:851-861.

McLeod, E., A. Green, E. T. Game, K. Anthony, J. Cinner, S. F. Heron, J. Kleypas, C. E. Lovelock, J. M. Pandolfi, R. L. Pressey, R. Salm, S. Schill and C. Woodroffe. 2012. Integrating Climate and Ocean Change Vulnerability into Conservation Planning. Coastal Management 40:651-672.

2011 

Game E.T., G. Lipsett-Moore, E. Saxon, N. Peterson, and S. Sheppard. 2011. Incorporating climate change adaptation into national conservation assessments. Global Change Biology 17:3150–3160.

Hobday, A. J., E. T. Game, H. S. Grantham and A. J. Richardson 2011. Conserving the largest habitat on earth: protected areas in the pelagic ocean. In J. Claudet, Ed., Marine Protected Areas: Effects, networks and monitoring - A multidisciplinary approach. Cambridge University Press - Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series. Pages 347-373.

Game, E.T., G. Lipsett-Moore, R. Hamilton, N. Peterson, J. Kereseka, W. Atu, M. Watts, and H. P. Possingham. 2011. Informed opportunism for conservation planning in the Solomon Islands. Conservation Letters 4:38-46.

2010 

McDonald-Madden, E., P. W. J. Baxter, R. A. Fuller, T. G. Martin, E. T. Game, J. Montambault, and H. P. Possingham. 2010. Monitoring doesn't always count. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25:547-550.

Beger, M., S. Linke, M. Watts, E. T. Game, E. Treml, I. Ball, H. P. Possingham 2010 Incorporating asymmetric connectivity into spatial decision making for conservation. Conservation Letters 3:359-368.

2009 

Game, E.T., H. S. Grantham, A. J. Hobday, R. L. Pressey, A. T. Lombard, L. E. Beckley, K. Gjerde, R. Bustamante, H. P. Possingham, and A. J. Richardson. 2009. Pelagic protected areas: the missing dimension in ocean conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24:360-369.

Game, E.T., M. Bode, E. McDonald-Madden, H. Grantham, and H. P. Possingham. 2009. Dynamic marine protected areas can improve the resilience of coral reef systems. Ecology Letters 12:1336-1346.

2008 

Bottrill, M., L. N. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. T. Game, H. S. Grantham, S. Kark, S. Linke, E. McDonald-Madden, R. L. Pressey, S. Walker, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Is conservation triage just smart decision-making? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23:649-654.

Game, E.T., E. McDonald-Madden, M. L. Puotinen, and H. P. Possingham. 2008. Should we protect the strong or the weak? Risk, resilience and the selection of marine protected areas. Conservation Biology 22:1619-1629.

Game, E.T., M. Watts, S. Wooldridge, and H. Possingham. 2008. Planning for persistence in marine reserves: a question of catastrophic importance. Ecological Applications 18:670-680.

 

Eddie Game leads conservation planning R&D for the Conservancy’s Central Science team. He is responsible for ensuring that the Conservancy remains a world leader in making science based conservation decisions, can robustly report on our impact, and that we get the greatest return for our conservation investments. Eddie has worked on conservation projects in over 15 countries, helping to apply innovative methods and analyses to projects as diverse as community protected areas in the Solomon Islands, grazing management in northern Kenya, and catchment restoration in Colombia.

Eddie completed his PhD at the University of Queensland under Professor Hugh Possingham, and holds an adjunct faculty position there. Eddie has published over 30 peer reviewed articles on topics including climate change adaptation, conservation planning, efficient monitoring, return on investment, risk analysis, marine protected areas, coral reef resilience, connectivity, dynamic decision making, and evolution. He is also author of the manual for the world’s most widely used conservation planning software, Marxan. His first book, Conservation Planning: Informed Decisions for a Healthier Planet co-authored with Conservancy Senior Scientist, Craig Groves, is due out in 2015.

Eddie was the recipient of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s inaugural prize for innovative concepts to conserve the reef in the face of climate change. Eddie is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Conservation Letters and serves on the Board of Governors of the Society for Conservation Biology. He has explored some of the world’s least visited destinations and has written for magazines including Outdoor and Australian Geographic on adventures such as mountain biking in Kyrgyzstan and kayaking in Greenland.

Read some of his blog posts on Cool Green Science.

Contact

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Media Contact, Director of Science Communications
Phone: 571.425.6154
E-mail: rlalasz@tnc.org

Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation Planning
  • Risk Analysis
  • Efficient Monitoring
  • Climate Change Adaptation

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