Category Archives: research

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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Lines in the sand

Dr. Suzanne Prober, Prof Richard Hobbs, Prof Hugh Possingham and I have recently had a paper entitled ‘Lines in the sand: quantifying the cumulative development footprint in the world’s largest remaining temperate woodland‘ published in the journal Landscape Ecology. You … Continue reading

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My research in simple English

I’ve taken the challenge of describing my research in the 1000 most-used words in the English language. Here goes… I am asking: what does mining do to the land and living things in the Great Woods, far away from the city? First, … Continue reading

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Enigmatic ecological impacts: what to do with what’s under our noses

an illustrated overview of our paper just published, entitled ‘Under the radar: mitigating enigmatic ecological impacts’. Continue reading

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Paper published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution

The paper Under the radar: mitigating enigmatic ecological impacts, by myself, Hugh Possingham, Suzanne Prober and Richard Hobbs has just been published online by the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution (DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.09.003): http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1PvCkcZ3WPxey (this link will provide you with free access to … Continue reading

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Kwongan Workshop: On the ecology of WA’s arid zone 22 July 2014

I’ll be presenting a 30 minute talk at the 2014 Kwongan workshop, entitled ‘On the ecology of WA’s arid zone’. My talk is entitled ‘The cryptic and the cumulative: mitigating regional ecological impacts of mining and exploration in south-western Australia’s … Continue reading

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The Great Western Woodlands: is there anything out there?

One of the most frequent responses that I receive when I tell people that I conduct ecological research in that part of Western Australia that lies beyond the Wheatbelt, beyond the old rabbit-proof fence, where there’s gold and dust but … Continue reading

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