Tag Archives: biodiversity conservation

Protecting the Helena Aurora Range: art, inspiration, and action

On the 19th of February the Wilderness Society teamed up with the Wildflower Society of Western Australia, Helena and Aurora Range Advocates, Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council, Perth Bushwalkers, Gondwana Link, the Conservation Council of Western Australia and others … 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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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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The world below the blue: conservation input closes today

The world’s rich marine resources are vastly under-protected, in the face of massive, growing exploitation, and increasing pollution, entanglement in nets, destruction of important habitat  and other impacts from various human activities, and the global changes that result. Australia risks joining the … Continue reading

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Threatened species day: for those we remember, for those we never knew, and for those who still stand a chance

Today we commemorate the death of the last known Thylacine (also called the Tasmanian Tiger or Tasmanian Wolf) in 1936. It is national threatened species day, held each year on 7th September. Without the integral role of top-order predator being … Continue reading

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