Ecosystem Services

Ecosystem Services, Infrastructure

Forget massive seawalls, coastal wetlands offer the best storm protection money can buy

Coastal communities around the world are facing increasing threats from tropical cyclones. Climate change is causing rising sea levels and bigger, more frequent storms. Many coastal communities are pondering what to do. Should they build massive seawalls in a bid to protect existing infrastructure? Do they give up on their current coastal locations and retreat […]

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Ecosystem Services, Environment, Wildlife

A call for New Generation Australian Environmental Laws

Australia’s beautiful and unique natural environment is in an unsustainable state of decline. This has been demonstrated by the Australia State of the Environment Report 2016, which had identified persistent environmental problems such as a biodiversity loss, land degradation, extensive development along coastlines and cities, and climate change impacts. A wildlife extinction crisis More recently,

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Ecosystem Services, Environment, Governance, Residential development

Socio-ecological analysis and modelling for better environmental outcomes

Since the management of the environment is, by definition, a social and political process, it stands to reason that responses to environmental problems must focus at least in part on questions of human behaviour. Environmental managers need to know how their interventions alter the motivations and thus the behaviour of people causing environmental problems. Yet

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Ecosystem Services, Toondah Harbour, Weinam Creek

What price tag would you put on a walk in the woods?

Ecosystem services such as pollination and carbon storage are increasingly factored into land management decisions. Ensia reports on how this is happening. But what about less tangible benefits? May 21, 2019 — Many of us have natural places in the world that we like to visit for fun, for their beauty or to relax. Maybe

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