Jon C. Day

College of Science and Engineering
James Cook University, Townsville 
Queensland 4811  Australia
Research activities

Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) - CVI was initially developed for assessing climate impacts in World Heritage (natural and cultural properties), but now being more widely applied in other areas of conservation significance. (

Selected publications (up to 5)
  • Day JC, Fernandes L, Lewis A, Innes J (2004) RAP – An Ecosystem Level Approach To Biodiversity Protection Planning. Paper in Proc. International Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management Symposium (ITMEMS), Manila, Philippines, March 2003. 
  • Agardy T, Claudet J & Day JC (2016) ‘Dangerous Targets’ revisited: Old dangers in new contexts plague marine protected areas. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems (Suppl. 2): 7-23 (2016)
  • Day JC (2017) Effective Public Participation is Fundamental for Marine Conservation—Lessons from a Large-Scale MPA. Coastal Management 45 (6): 1-17. 
  • Day, Kenchington, Tanzer & Cameron (2019). Marine zoning revisited: how decades of zoning the Great Barrier Reef has evolved as an effective spatial planning approach for marine ecosystem-based management. Aquatic Conservation. Mar Freshw Ecosyst. 29 (S2):9-32
  • Day, JC (2021) Ensuring effective and transformative policy reform: lessons from rezoning Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, 1999-2004. PhD thesis available at
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