Sunday, October 30, 2016

the McDonald-Madden lab

               solving compleX Environmental Decisions


Our Publications

If you need a copy of any article, please email Dr Eve McDonald-Madden with the link or title of the article, and one can be emailed to you.


Maxwell, S., Rhodes, J., Runge, M., Possingham, H., Ng, F., McDonald-Madden, E. (2015) How much is new information worth? Evaluating the financial benefit of resolving management uncertainty. Journal of Applied Ecology 52, 12-20.

Ponce-Reyes, R., Clegg, S. Carvalho, S., McDonald-Madden, E., Possingham, H. (2014) Geographic surrogates of genetic variation for selecting island populations for conservation. Diversity and Distributions 1-12. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12195

Mills, M, Nicol, S, Wells, J.A., Lahoz-Monfort, J.J, Wintle, B., Bode, M., Wardrop, M., Walshe, T., Probert, W.J.M, Runge, M.C., Possingham, H.P., McDonald Madden, E. (2014) Minimizing the cost of keeping your options open. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12238

Game, E.T., Fitzsimons, J.A., Lipsett-Moore, G., McDonald-Madden, E (2013) Subjective risk assessment for planning conservation projects. Environmental Research Letters 8, 1-12

Rout, T.M., McDonald-Madden, E., Martin, T.G., Mitchell, N.J., Possingham, H.P., Armstrong, D.P (2013) How to decide whether to move species threatened by climate change. Plos One 8.

Guisan, A., Tingley, R., Baumgartner, J.B., Naujokaitis-Lewis, I., Sutcliffe, P.R., Tulloch, A.I.T, Regan, T.J., Brotons, L., McDonald-Madden, E., Mantyka-Pringle, C., Martin, T.G., Rhodes, J.R., Maggini, R., Setterfield, S.A., Elith, J., Schwartz, M.W., Wintle, B.A., Broennimann, O., Austin, M., Ferrier, S., Kearney, M.R., Possingham, H.P., Buckley, Y.M. (2013) Predicting species distributions for conservation decisions. Ecology Letters 16, 1424–1435.

Game, E.T., Meijaard, E, Sheil, D., McDonald-Madden, E. (2013) Conservation in a wicked complex world; challenges and solutions. Conservation Letters (available online from 30/6/13)

McDonald-Madden, E., Game, E.T. (2013) Infusing structure into environmental decision-making. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28, 258-259.

Lunt, I.D., Byrne, M., Hellman, J.J., Mitchell, N.J., Garnett, S.T., Hayward, M.W., Martin, T.G., McDonald-Madden, E., Williams, S.E., Zander, K.K. (2013) Using assisted colonisation to conserve biodiversity and restore ecosystem function under climate change. Biological Conservation 157, 172-177.

Martin, T. G., Nally, S., Burbidge, A., Arnall, S., Garnett, S.T., Hayward, M.W., Lumsden, L., Menkhorst, P., McDonald-Madden, E. and Possingham, H.P. (2012) Acting fast avoids extinction. Conservation Letters 5, 274-280.

Burbridge, A.A, Byrne, M., Coates, D., Garnett, S.T., Harris, S., Hayward, M. W., Martin, T.G., McDonald-Madden, E., Mitchell, N.J., Nally, S., Setterfield, S.A. (2011) Is Australia ready for assisted colonization? Policy changes required to facilitate translocations under climate change. Pacific Conservation Biology 17, 259–269.

Barr, L.M., Pressey, R.L., Fuller, R., Segan, D., McDonald-Madden, E., Possingham , H.P. (2011) A new performance measure for the world’s protected areas. Plos One.

McDonald-Madden, E., Runge, M., Possingham, H.P., Martin, T.G. (2011) Optimal timing for managed relocation for species faced with Climate change. Nature Climate Change 1, 261-265.

McDonald-Madden, E., Chadès, I., McCarthy, M. A., Linkie, M., and Possingham, H. P. (2011) Allocating conservation resources between areas where persistence of a species is uncertain. Ecological Applications 21, 844–858.  

McDonald-Madden E., Baxter, P.W.J., Fuller, R.A., Martin, T.G., Game, E.T., Montambault, J., Possingham, H.P. (2011) Should we implement monitoring or research for conservation? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 26, 108-9.

Keith, D.A., Martin, T.G., McDonald-Madden, E., Walters, C. (2011) Uncertainty and adaptive management for biodiversity conservation. Biological Conservation 144, 1175-1178.

Probert, W.J.M, Hauser, C.E., McDonald-Madden, E., Runge, M.C., Baxter, P.W.J., and Possingham, H.P. (2011) Managing and learning with multiple models: Objectives and optimization algorithms. Biological Conservation 144, 1237-1245.

Jones, J.P., Collen, B, Atkinson, G., Baxter, P.W.J., Bubb, P., Illian, J.B., Katzner, T.E., Keane, A., Loh, J., McDonald-Madden, E., Nicholson, E., Pereira, H.M., ., Pullin, A.S., Rodrigues, A.S., Ruiz-Gutierrez, V., Sommerville, M., Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2011) The why, what, and how of global biodiversity indicators beyond the 2010 Target. Conservation Biology, Volume 25, 450–457. 

Fuller, R.A., McDonald-Madden, E., Wilson, K.A., Carwardine, J., Grantham, H.S., Watson, J.E.M., Klein, C.J., Green, D.C. and Possingham, H.P. (2010) Replacing underperforming protected areas achieves better conservation outcomes. Nature 466, 365-367.

McDonald-Madden, E., Baxter, P.W.J., Fuller, R.A., Martin, T.G., Game, E.T., Montambault, J., and Possingam, H.P. (2010) Monitoring does not always count. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25, 547-550.

McDonald-Madden, E., Probert, E., Hauser, C., Runge, M.C., Jones, M., Moore, J., Rout, T., Vesk, P., Possingham, H.P., and Wintle, B. (2010) Active adaptive conservation of threatened species in the face of uncertainty. Ecological Applications 20, 1476–1489. 

Grantham, H.S., Bode, M., McDonald-Madden, E., Game, E., and Possingham, H.P. (2010) Effective conservation planning requires learning and adaption. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8, 431-437.

Chauvenet, A.L.M., Baxter, P.W.J., McDonald-Madden, E., Possingham, H.P. (2010) Optimal allocation of conservation resources among subpopulations of a threatened species: How important is patch quality. Ecological Applications 20, 789-787.

Game, E., Bode, M., McDonald-Madden, E., Grantham, H.S., Possingham, H.P. (2009) Dynamic marine protected areas can improve the resilience of coral reefs. Ecology Letters 12, 1-11.

McDonald-Madden, E., Gordon, A., Wintle, B., Grantham, H., Walker, S., Carvalho, S., Bottrill, M., Joseph, M., Ponce, R., Stewart, R., Possingham, H.P. (2009) ‘True’ conservation progress. Science 323, 43-44.

Bottrill, M., L. N. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. T. Game, H. Grantham, S. Kark, S. Linke, E. McDonald-Madden, R. L. Pressey, S. Walker, K. A. Wilson, and H. P. Possingham (2009) Finite conservation funds mean triage is unavoidable. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24, 183-184. 

McDonald-Madden, E., Baxter, P.W.J., Possingham, H.P. (2008) Making robust decisions for conservation with restricted money and knowledge. Journal of Applied Ecology 45, 1360-1638.

McDonald-Madden, E., Bode, M., Game, E.T., Grantham, H., Possingham, H.P. (2008) The need for speed: informed land acquisitions for conservation in a dynamic property market. Ecology Letters 11, 1169-1177.

McDonald-Madden, E., Baxter, P.W.J., Possingham, H.P. (2008) Subpopulation triage: How to allocate conservation effort among populations. Conservation Biology 22, 656-665.

Chadès, I., McDonald-Madden, E., McCarthy, M. A., Wintle, B., Linkie, M., and Possingham, H. P. (2008) When to stop managing or surveying cryptic threatened species. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 13936-13940. 

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

Bottrill, M., L. N. Joseph, J. Carwardine, M. Bode, C. Cook, E. T. Game, H. 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.

Reddiex B., Forsyth D.M., McDonald-Madden, E., Einoder L.D., Griffioen P.A., Chick R.R. & Robley A.J. (2006) Control of pest mammals for biodiversity protection in Australia. I. Patterns of control and monitoring. Wildlife Research, 33, 691-709.

Forsyth, D.M., Scroggie, M.P., McDonald-Madden, E. (2006) Accuracy and precision of Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus) fly-out counts. Wildlife Research, 33, 57-65.

McDonald-Madden, E., Schreiber E.S.B., Forsyth D.M., Choquenot D., Clancy T.F. (2005) Factors affecting grey-headed flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus: Pteropodidae) foraging in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Australia. Austral Ecology 30, 600-608.

McDonald-Madden, E., Handasyde, K., Elgar, M. A. (2004) Responses to threat by female bobucks, Trichosurus caninus, during different stages of offspring development. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 56, 322-327.

McDonald-Madden, E., Coulson, G. (2002) A population study of Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Macropus giganteus, at Tower Hill State Game Reserve, southeastern Victoria. The Victorian Naturalist 119, 252-258. 

McDonald-Madden, E., Akers, L. K., Brenner, D. J., Howell, S., Patullo, B. W., Elgar, M. A. (2000) Possums in the park: efficient foraging under the risk of predation or of competition. Australian Journal of Zoology 48, 155-160. 



Other Refereed Contributions

McDonald-Madden, E., Baxter , P.W.J, and Possingham, H.P. (2011) Robust conservation decision-making. In Proceedings of the ICVRAM 2011 and ISUMA 2011 Conferences on Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Analysis, Modeling, and Management, Maryland.

Probert W.J.M., McDonald-Madden, E., C.E. Hauser, P.W.J Baxter and H.P. Possingham (2009). Knowledge gain or system benefit in environmental decision making? Pages 1788-1794 in Anderssen RS, RD Braddock and LTH Newham (eds) 18th World IMACS Congress and MODSIM09 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, July 2009.

McDonald-Madden, E., Chadès, I., McCarthy, M.A., Wintle, B., Possingham, H.P. (2007) In Oxley, L and D Kulasiri (eds) MODSIM 2007 International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2007, pp. 2244-2249.

Cordwell, S. A. W., McDonald-Madden, E., Baxter, P. W. J. and Possingham, H. P. (2007). Predator management in a two-patch system. In: Oxley, L. and Kulasiri, D., Natural Resources and Biodiversity Management. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation Land, Water & Environmental Management: Integrated Systems for Sustainability, Christchurch, (2230-2236). 10-13 Dec 2007.

Martin, J.K., Handasyde, K.A., Wright, C.J., Ayers, L.T., McDonald-Madden, E. & Reside, A. (2004) Aspects of the ecology of the Bobuck, Trichosurus caninus, in the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria, pp 484-489. In The Biology of Australian Possums and Gliders. Surrey Beatty and Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW

Martin, J. K, Handasyde, K. A., Wright, C. J., Ayers, L. T., McDonald-Madden, E. & Reside, A. (2003) Aspects of the ecology of the Bobuck, Trichosurus caninus, in the Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria. (Proceedings of the Possum and Glider Symposium 2001).