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Current projects include innovative, quasi-experimental monitoring work with University and conservation partners on the ground in eastern Indonesia, and work building on a unique global synthesis of MPA governance and ecological data.

  • In the Bird’s Head Seascape (BHS) of Indonesia, a streamlined monitoring and evaluation program integrated impact evaluation into the design, implementation and adaptive management of a network of marine protected areas, with results forthcoming.
  • Approaches from the BHS are being applied in another global conservation priority area, the Sunda Banda Seascape (SBS) in Eastern Indonesia, with a regional monitoring and evaluation system developed.
  • A SESYNC Pursuit, “Solving the mystery of marine protected area (MPA) performance: linking governance, conservation, ecosystem services, and human well being” is being led by Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellow David Gill, who will be building on this work as a Smith Conservation Research Fellow.