Eddie Game

Eddie Game Eddie is the Conservation Planning Specialist with The Nature Conservancy’s Conservation Methods and Tools Team. Based in Brisbane, Australia, he works across the organization, trying to improve approaches to spatial prioritization and promote good conservation decision making. Eddie received his PhD from the University of Queensland, under Professor Hugh Possingham, and has previously worked in fisheries and marine conservation. He has published on conservation planning, coral reef resilience, pelagic protected areas, dynamic decision making, evolution and mountain biking in Kyrgyzstan.

Eddie's Posts

3 Ways to Help Science with Your Computer or Smartphone

October 22nd, 2012

You love nature and science. And you love your smartphone. Here are 3 ways these seemingly disparate loves can come together. More

Feeling Stressed? Biodiversity Can Help

October 4th, 2012

A lab experiment involving 3,500 beakers of microalgae sheds light on how ecosystems respond to stress like heat, and why biodiversity actually matters to conservation. More

People Power Stops Super Trawler in Australia

September 17th, 2012

The recent ban on a "super trawler" in Australia comes down not to scientific evidence but to public opinion on how fish should be caught. Eddie Game dives into the issue. More

Citizen Scientists Are Helping Save Threatened Species

September 10th, 2012

You have an important role to play in saving nature--and a new study proves it. Researchers find that citizen involvement is as critical as government in protecting threatened species. More

Do More Trees = More Water?

August 27th, 2012

Replanting forests to improve water supplies only works depending on the type of tree, according to a new study. Conservancy scientist Eddie Game explains the findings. More

The Greenest Country on Earth?

August 23rd, 2012

The answer might surprise you--and it all comes down to a little concept known as a counterfactual. Intrigued? Read on. More

Proof Is in the Cheetah

March 28th, 2012

In the harsh aridlands of northern Kenya, a community project is helping restore grasslands, wildlife and people's livelihoods. More

Scary Math

December 9th, 2010

The impact humans have on the earth's resources can be calculated by a simple equation, basic arithmetic. Eddie Game looks at the numbers and finds a frightening solution. More

Conservation and Self-Interest: Second Thoughts

November 16th, 2010

Talking about nature's benefits to people -- can that make conservation relevant again? Not by itself, says Conservancy scientist Eddie Game. More

Insurance. Grasslands. What Could They Have in Common?

April 15th, 2010

An insurance scheme in northern Kenya protects traditional herders there against drought. But including grassbanks might make it even better, says the Conservancy's Eddie Game. More

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