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Kathryn Eyles

Conference paper

Harness the ‘love’ – using social connections to re-frame how we manage urban nature reserves

Australian cities are increasingly important for the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, supporting more species per unit area than non-urban regions. Canberra is a case in point with its existing suburbs and greenfield developments occurring alongside nationally threatened ecological communities and species in...
Conference paper

Practitioner perspectives on nature conservation at the urban edge

As the boundaries of our cities expand, many new suburbs are being developed near nationally listed threatened ecological communities and threatened species habitat. This study uses semi-structured in-depth interviews (n=35) and focus groups (n=2) to ask urban practitioners about their experiences with greenfield development in...
Conference paper

Media representations of nature in the city

Drawing on the broadsheets of Sydney and Canberra, this study uses content analysis to examine news, feature stories and opinion pieces that cover nature and human interaction with nature.