Rubén Venegas-Li

Rubén Venegas-Li
The University of Queensland | UQ · Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science

Doctor of Philosophy - Conservation Biology

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With the intention of securing industry-free land and seascapes, protecting 'wilderness' entered international policy as a formal target for the first time in the zero-draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity. Given this increased prominence in international policy, it is timely to consider t...
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In many cases, protected areas are placed opportunistically and do not fully capture the representation of ecological components for achieving biodiversity conservation goals. In marine systems, where threats and biodiversity are inherently multidimensional and include vertical depth gradients, the designation of protected areas can be more challen...
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Understanding the seasonal movements of migratory species underpins ecological studies. Several hundred butterfly species show migratory behaviour, yet the spatial pattern of these migrations is poorly understood. We developed climatic niche models for 405 migratory butterfly species globally to estimate patterns of seasonal movement and the distri...
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Adequate representation of species and habitats is a critical aspect of an effective protected area (PA) network. Here, we evaluate the representation of focal wildlife species and forest types within the existing 11,241-km2 PA network of the Tanintharyi Region in southern Myanmar, a frontier forest landscape and global biodiversity hotspot, and us...
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Understanding the seasonal movements of migratory species underpins ecological studies. Nearly 600 butterfly species show migratory behaviour, yet the spatial pattern of these migrations is poorly understood. We developed climatic niche models for 405 migratory butterfly species globally to estimate patterns of seasonal movement and the distributio...
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Increasing global energy demands have led to the ongoing intensification of hydrocarbon extraction from marine areas. Hydrocarbon extractive activities pose threats to native marine biodiversity, such as noise, light, and chemical pollution, physical changes to the sea floor, invasive species, and greenhouse gas emissions. Here, we assessed at a gl...
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While marine environments are three-dimensional (3D) in nature, current approaches and tools for planning and prioritising actions in the ocean are predominantly two dimensional. Here, we develop a novel 3D marine spatial conservation prioritisation approach, which explicitly accounts for the inherent vertical heterogeneity of the ocean. This enabl...
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The southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica has been identified as an important place for the reproduction of four species of marine turtles. This presence, coupled with threats to the survival of the species, has encouraged the establishment of conservation initiatives and the study of these animals in the region, especially in nesting areas. Nonethe...
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In this paper we describe the construction of an online GIS database system, hosted by WorldFish, which stores bio-physical, ecological and socio-economic data for the 'Coral Triangle Area' in South-east Asia and the Pacific. The database has been built in partnership with all six (Timor-Leste, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines, Solomon Islands...
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Los manglares son ecosistemas clave en la provisión de servicios ecosistémicos (ej. pesquerías y captura de carbono). La provisión real y potencial de estos y otros servicios ecosistémicos está altamente influenciada por la composición, estado y área total de manglar. A pesar de esto, y aunque estudios anteriores han mapeado el manglar del Golfo de...
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The Coral Triangle is a global priority for conservation and since the creation of the Coral Triangle Initiative in 2007 it has been a major focus for a multi-lateral conservation partnership uniting the region's six governments. The Coral Triangle (CT) Atlas was developed to provide scientists and managers with the best available data on marine re...
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The six Coral Triangle countries?Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste?each have evolving systems of marine protected areas (MPAs) at the national and local levels. More than 1,900 MPAs covering 200,881Â km2 (1.6% of the exclusive economic zone for the region) have been established within these countri...
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Mangroves in the Nicoya Gulf are economically and environmentally important ecosystems at local and national scales. They are critical for delivering ecosystem services, particularly fisheries and carbon sequestration. Current and potential provision of services is highly influenced by the composition, state and extent of the mangrove resources. De...
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Pulau Banyak is an archipelago off the west coast of Aceh, Sumatra. It has important extents of coastal habitats such as coral reefs, mangroves, rainforests, etc. Despite a population of only 7000, extraction rates of marine and forest resources are far from sustainable. The objective of this work was to produce the first habitat map for the region...

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