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The latest issue of Decision Point magazine features science on how we can accommodate biodiversity in and around our cities and suburbs. Articles include how we can grow Australian cities to minimize their biodiversity impacts, development in the urban fringe that takes biodiversity into account, the many ways nature benefits us, road crossings and their value for wildlife, and urban orb weaver spiders.
Conservation Evidence is a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain and restore global biodiversity. It summarises evidence from the scientific literature about the effects of conservation interventions such as methods of habitat or species management.
Issue #66 of the Environmental Decisions Group magazine Decision Point features articles on the science of species detection and the basics of surveys. The EDG (Environmental Decision Group) and Decision Point are all about smart science for wise decisions.
An initiative of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE), the SHE XIX conference will bring together a diverse group of educators, researchers and practitioners interested in interdisciplinary and ecological approaches to humanity’s relationship to the natural environment. The 2013 conference will focus on the co-benefits that actions to increase environmental sustainability have for the health and well-being of people.
The September issue of Decision Point looks at the lot of the suburban frog and many other issues to do with urban nature. How much is an old tree in the local park worth, and what are our options for restoration of urban landscapes? And, on the topic of restoration, do they provide biodiversity offsets or is this a deal with the Devil?
The Environmental Decisions Group (EDG) and Decision Point magazine are all about smart science for wise decisions – issue 61 of Decision Point magazine is now available.
The Environmental Decisions Group (EDG) and Decision Point magazine are all about smart science for wise decisions – issue 60 of Decision Point magazine is now available.
The Environmental Decisions Group (EDG) and Decision Point magazine are all about smart science for wise decisions – issues 58 and 59 of Decision Point magazine are now available.
An understanding of cause and effect is central to decision-making in environmental management. It matters most where decisions may be subject to challenge or where restoration budgets are tight and managers are looking for the best value. The new Eco Evidence software from the eWater CRC facilitates causal assessment for environmental management, and offers a mechanism to make best use of the extensive pool of published research. You can search and access a reusable knowledge bank of atomised pieces of evidence, relevant to specific cause-effect associations, extracted from scientific papers. Eco Evidence helps answer cause-effect questions, make assessments, plan for restorations, and carry out critical reviews on a specific topic of interest.
What happens when you consider multiple threats on our declining biodiversity together? New research is suggesting the devil is in the synergy. Biodiversity is being crucified by habitat loss and there are dire predictions of the impacts from climate change. But what is the result when you look at climate change and habitat loss together? Find out in the March issue of Decision Point where you’ll find an excellent range of stories.
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