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Coastal ecosystems around New Zealand are under increasing pressure as a result of the growing use of coastal areas and resources. Recognition of the environmental costs of coastal use and development has led resource managers, scientists and communities to increasingly consider the possibility of compensating...
This paper by David A. Hensher focuses on a number of challenges faced by the public transport industry and the prospects for resolution. Many of the issues are often shrouded in ideology, politics and prejudices that typically cloud the real merits of a solution. We...
There is a very real risk to parts of the Australian cropping regions from plague locusts this Spring. It is estimated that this could be one of the worst locust plagues for many decades. Control measures are underway but there seems little doubt that it...
The cultivated blackberries are hybrid plants of the genus Rubus, subgenus Eubatus. They are only distantly related to the weed species, Rubus fructicosus Agg.
The following varieties are found in commerce. Descriptive notes are based on performance in Southeast Australia. Fruiting season is dependent...
Revegetation is an important and urgent issue in natural resources management in Australia, and there is a growing awareness of the need for extensive revegetation to counter environmental problems arising from the loss of native vegetation, including the decline in biodiversity. This guide is the...
Over the last fifteen years the small island nations in the South Pacific have seen the introduction of various forms of renewable energy technologies. In spite of high expectations from the development of indigenous renewable energy resources using nonconventional approaches (wind power,...
Loss of wheat production due to frost damage is not common in Victoria. However, while the total loss is rarely great, individual growers can suffer heavy losses in some years. The factors exposing crops to loss are discussed along with tips to minimise the potential...
Canola is a profitable cropping option for many cropping regions of Victoria and it also brings diversity in terms of cropping rotations. Background information is provided for potential growers, agri-industry and students.
Paper summarising a panel discussion presented to the Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association. Conference (23rd: 1999: Newcastle, NSW).