Biotic communities

Remote Indigenous Australia’s ecological economies give us something to build on

This article explores Aboriginal Australia's holistic focus of maintaining environment while maintaining a thriving economy, and how policy and practice could benefit from this more sustainable approach.

The role of replication studies in ecology

Recent large-scale projects in other disciplines have shown that results often fail to replicate when studies are repeated. The conditions contributing to this problem are also present in ecology but there have not been any equivalent replication projects. Here we examine ecologists’ understanding of and...
Technical report

Technical review of the water sharing plan for the Barwon-Darling Unregulated and Alluvial Water Sources 2012

This technical report prepared by Prof. Fran Sheldon from Australian Rivers Institute (Griffith University) reviews the ecology, hydrology, and license types of water along the Barwon-Darling.
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Creating the Cook Islands Marine Park: great commitments, great vision

This brochure highlights the Cook Islands vision and commitment to ocean conservation and management by the establishment of the Cook Islands Marine Park and their close partnership with Conservation International. The Cook Islands Marine Park is currently the largest commitments to the Pacific Oceanscape, an...

Niue marine ecological surveys, 2016 and 2017

Niue is a small, remote, upraised island with limited reef development and no lagoon system. The eastern and southern coasts are exposed to swells driven by southeasterly trade winds, resulting in limited reef extension along these coasts. There is a marginally greater extension of reef...

Mitigating biodiversity impacts of new sports venues

This guide is designed to help integrate biodiversity considerations into new sports venues, minimising their impacts on nature and delivering conservation benefits. It is published by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the United Nations Environment Assembly, in partnership with the International...

Green buildings could save our cities

This article is part of our Urban Expeditions series, an initiative made possible by a grant from United Technologies to the National Geographic Society. As the world’s urban population expands, architects and planners are mapping out ways to make cities more sustainable. Cities produce a...
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...

Energy white paper 2012

This white paper discusses the future of Australia’s energy sector, which underpins our modern economy and high national standard of living and has entered a period of unprecedented transformation and expansion. These changes are part of the broader restructuring of the Australian economy as we...
Journal article

A Bayesian network model to assess the public health risk associated with wet weather sewer overflows discharging into waterways

Overflows from sanitary sewers during wet weather, which occur when the hydraulic capacity of the sewer system is exceeded, are considered a potential threat to the ecological and public health of the waterways which receive these overflows. As a result, water retailers in Australia and...