- MB5310: Marine Reserves as Fisheries Management Tools (Level 5; TSV)
- 2010 to 2012 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wildlife Conservation Society (Fiji)
- Socio-Economic Objectives
Rebecca grew up in the UK, and completed a Master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Sheffield before moving to Australia to undertake her PhD at James Cook University. After completing her doctorate, Rebecca worked for the Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji Country program, before returning to JCU as a research fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies' Conservation Planning group.
Rebecca's research explores how conservation planning concepts and tools can be applied to develop marine protected area networks in regions with community-based management. A central theme of her work is the importance of spatial scale in conservation planning; in particular the need to reconcile regional-sale planning with local-scale implementation in order to develop ecologically functional MPA networks that are supported by local resource users. Her current research is focussed on the Coral Triangle and Western Pacific region.
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- Journal Articles
- Bode M, Williamson D, Weeks R, Jones G, Almany G, Harrison H, Hopf J and Pressey R (2016) Planning marine reserve networks for both feature representation and demographic persistence using connectivity patterns. PLoS ONE, 11 (5). pp. 1-23
- Magris R, Treml E, Pressey R and Weeks R (2016) Integrating multiple species connectivity and habitat quality into conservation planning for coral reefs. Ecography, 39 (7). pp. 649-664
- Green A, Maypa A, Almany G, Rhodes K, Weeks R, Abesamis R, Gleason M, Mumby P and White A (2015) Larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fishes, and implications for marine reserve network design. Biological Reviews, 90 (4). pp. 1215-1247
- Mills M, Weeks R, Pressey R, Gleason M, Eisma-Osorio R, Lombard A, Harris J, Kilmer A, White A and Morrison T (2015) Real-world progress in overcoming the challenges of adaptive spatial planning in marine protected areas. Biological Conservation, 181. pp. 54-63
- Cohen P, Jupiter S, Weeks R, Tawake A and Govan H (2014) Is community-based fisheries management realising multiple objectives? Examining evidence from the literature. Traditional Marine Resource Management and Knowledge Information Bulletin, 34. pp. 3-12
- Jupiter S, Cohen P, Weeks R, Tawake A and Govan H (2014) Locally-managed marine areas: multiple objectives and diverse strategies. Pacific Conservation Biology, 20 (2). pp. 165-179
- Magris R, Pressey R, Weeks R and Ban N (2014) Integrating connectivity and climate change into marine conservation planning. Biological Conservation, 170. pp. 207-221
- Weeks R, Aliño P, Atkinson S, Beldia II P, Binson A, Campos W, Djohani R, Green A, Hamilton R, Horigue V, Jumin R, Kalim K, Kasasiah A, Kereseka J, Klein C, Laroya L, Magupin S, Masike B, Mohan C, Da Silva Pinto R, Vave-Karamui A, Villanoy C, Welly M and White A (2014) Developing Marine Protected Area networks in the Coral Triangle: good practices for expanding the Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System. Coastal Management, 42 (2). pp. 183-205
- Pressey R, Mills M, Weeks R and Day J (2013) The plan of the day: managing the dynamic transition from regional conservation designs to local conservation actions. Biological Conservation, 166. pp. 155-169
- Visconti P, Di Marco M, Álvarez-Romero J, Januchowski-Hartley S, Pressey R, Weeks R and Rondinini C (2013) Effects of errors and gaps in spatial data sets on assessment of conservation progress. Conservation Biology, 27 (5). pp. 1000-1010
- Weeks R and Jupiter S (2013) Adaptive comanagement of a marine protected area network in Fiji. Conservation Biology, 27 (6). pp. 1234-1244
- Jupiter S, Weeks R, Jenkins A, Egli D and Cakacaka A (2012) Effects of a single intensive harvest event on fish populations inside a customary marine closure. Coral Reefs, 31 (2). pp. 321-334
ResearchOnline@JCU stores 18+ research outputs authored by Dr Rebecca Weeks from 2009 onwards.
- Current Funding
Current and recent Research Funding to JCU is shown by funding source and project.
The Nature Conservancy - US - Contract Research
Protected area network planning for Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
- Indicative Funding
- The project will provide recommendations to improve the design of the Protected Area Network for Yap (Federated States of Micronesia) based on best-available science. Recommendations will focus on achieving local objectives to improve the status of natural resources that underpin Yapese food security and culture, but will also address targets for biodiversity conservation set by the Micronesia challenge Expected outcomes from the project include a novel contribution to the literature on the application of seascape analysis to conservation planning, and recommendations to inform protected area design and implementation by Yapese communities.
- Rebecca Weeks (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
- Marine Protected Areas; Fisheries Management; Conservation Planning; Conservation; Seascape; Micronesia
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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.
- Systematic conservation planning in marine environments ? sensitivities of the planning framework to multiple aspects of scale and resolution. (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Making an Impact in Marine Conservation: Shifting the Focus Towards Threat Mitigation and Avoiding Residual Conservation (PhD, Secondary Advisor)
- Maximizing Potential Impact of Marine Protected Area (MPA) placement: An integrated Socio-economic Perspective (Masters, Secondary Advisor)
- Advancing conservation planning for persistence: design of a conservation strategy for Brazilian coral reefs (2016, PhD, Secondary Advisor)
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