Double standard

In December 2021, the Queensland Government’s Statewide Land and Tree Study (SLATS) released the most recent detections of forest and woodland destruction for 2018-19 using a new and more accurate methodology. This report analyses the 2018-19 SLATS data to quantify destruction of forested habitats for...

Aggravating extinction: how the Australian government approves the destruction of threatened species habitat

Australia is a world leader in nature destruction. We’re the only developed nation on the list of global deforestation hotspots and we’ve caused the extinction of more mammals than any other nation. This investigation reveals how the federal government has been intensifying, rather than abating...

Living planet report 2020

This report highlights the decline of species and the overall ecosystem health of the plant. Findings show an average 68% fall in monitored populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016.
Case study

Enhancing our Dandenong Creek program

Revitalising the Dandenong Creek for best community outcomes. This case study delivers a range of waterway enhancements that the community helped to identify. Projects include daylighting a section of Dandenong Creek, creating new fish habitats, installing signage and public amenities, and working with industry to...

Improving connectivity for biodiversity across the City of Melbourne: a framework for evaluating and planning management actions

This report contains a methodological framework to measure habitat connectivity for a series of key animal groups across an urban landscape. The report contains a summary of the recent science for measuring habitat connectivity, things to consider when using this approach and worked examples.
Journal article

Landscape loopholes: moments for change

Social-ecological systems are breaking down at local, regional, and global scales, and sustainability seems an increasingly distant aspiration. Social harmony and economic systems are connected to ecological systems and climate, in multiple complex ways, at many scales.
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

Confirmed at last: green roofs add invertebrate diversity

Drawing on classical ecological theory, this study assesses the factors which influence invertebrate diversity and composition on bare and green roofs in urban Sydney.
Conference paper

Home habitat habitus: Design for cross-species cohabitation

This paper will explore the potential of design for cross-species cohabitation, how this potential could be developed and why it is of significant value to our urban environments and wellbeing.