Dr Josie Carwardine is a Research Scientist with CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences.
Her research focuses on collecting and analysing biological and socio-economic information for making good conservation decisions for multiple outcomes, and on the implications of a carbon economy for biodiversity conservation.
In doing so, she is helping to ensure that conservation investments achieve the greatest benefits possible per unit cost.
Her research interests include:
-achieving biodiversity conservation in a carbon market, particularly for protecting and restoring native ecosystems and habitat for threatened species
-developing and applying systematic and economically-grounded methods for cost-effective decision-making for biodiversity conservation and other benefits
-identifying spatial priorities for new protected areas and off-reserve conservation actions
-using expert knowledge to make good and adaptive conservation planning decisions in data poor regions
-mainstreaming biodiversity conservation to achieve multiple outcomes, including ecosystem services and livelihood benefits.