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Urgent Warning: Escalating Threats to Survival of Planet

An urgent warning of major threats to the survival of our planet has just been published in BioScience. The paper by Ripple et al. 315 more words

Caring For Our Planet

Certified organic in an age of synthetics

For many years, my family practiced an intense form of conventional agriculture. At the beginning of each season, we would cover the growing beds with plastic mulch and fumigate with methyl bromide to sterilize the soil. 1,064 more words

Climate Change

How we can protect biodiversity outside of parks?

Protected areas deliver enormous benefits inside of their boundaries, but what is their contribution to the biodiversity of broader landscapes?  This is a really important question to answer because there are limits to how much land conservation can meaningfully protect.  679 more words

Ecosystems And Global Change

You know you're screwed when the insects disappear

Last Friday, ABC 891 here in Adelaide asked me to comment on a conservation paper doing the news rounds last week. While it has been covered extensively in the media (e.g., … 597 more words


Participatory Approaches to Ecosystem Service Assessment

An important component of my project is the involvement of stakeholders in creating the scenarios for 2050. Hopefully my connections with the Welland Rivers Trust and Welland Valley Partnership will enable me to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders; but why bother? 427 more words

Ecosystem Services