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Environmental sustainability: a thoroughly Conservative notion

Originally posted on Sustainability Bites:
In the face of a worsening global crisis, can’t we find some common ground? By Peter Burnett ‘The Environment’ has been a major public concern for more than fifty years now. Surveys consistently place the…

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“We are the first generation to fully understand climate change and the last generation to be able to do something about it” – global warming reaches 1°C

– WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas, WMO climate statement: past 4 years warmest on record Greenhouse gas emission are continuing to increase, temperatures over the past four years have been the warmest on record. The oceans are hotter, higher, and more … Continue reading

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Vehicle tracks are predator highways in intact landscapes: new publication

Our recent paper in Biological Conservation provides an eerie insight into the cryptic impacts of development in otherwise relatively intact landscapes. Aided by a crew of intrepid volunteers, I spent over a year and walked over 560 km, surveying the … Continue reading

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What about the ugly things?

Addressing bias in conservation efforts: through song! A big thank you to the Wilderness Society of Australia for this fabulous clip. And thank you to all the ugly (and not so ugly) things that make our planet tick! Rock it … Continue reading

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The three most dangerous narratives in conservation

Originally posted on Thinking like a human:
Emery Roe, an American policy scholar, first developed the idea that ‘narratives’ – stories about the world and how it works – are used in policy making processes to cut through complexity and…

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Planning for population persistence in the face of ecological traps

­My tweetentation (presentation via tweets) for the Inaugural @ARC_CEED Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions Twitter Conference #CEEDTC2018. To view on Twitter click here. @kerenraiter Abstract: We’re using emerging information on species distribution, dispersal & genetic variation combined with insights … Continue reading

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Twitter Conference #CEEDTC2018

Next Tuesday, 22nd May, the Australian-based Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (@ARC_CEED) will be holding it’s first Twitter conference! Excellent conservation scientists from around the world will ‘gather’ in the virtusphere on World Biodiversity Day to share and discuss … Continue reading

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Full ecological impacts of resource development: a hot topic

I was recently invited to write a ‘hot topic’ article for the Ecological Society of Australia, to provide an evidence-based synthesis of a timely and relevant issue in ecology and environmental policy. It was an interesting process synthesising the story, … Continue reading

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Decision Point

I’ve just had an article published in Decision Point, the bimonthly magazine of the Australia Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED). It presents news and views on environmental decision making, biodiversity, conservation planning and monitoring. Click here … Continue reading

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Linear infrastructure impacts on landscape hydrology

The extent of roads and other forms of linear infrastructure is burgeoning worldwide, however there has been little quantification of how linear infrastructure affects the movement of water across landscapes. In our paper published in the Journal of Environmental Management, … Continue reading

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