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Seminar: Measuring the benefits of ecosystem Management: better policy and better decisions

Dr Neville Crossman, from the School of Biological Sciences and for the Department of Ecology & Environmental Science Seminar Series, will be presenting examples of his work integrating science and expertise from the biophysical and socio-economic sciences to quantify and value the benefits from conservation and restoration of land and water resources. Title: Measuring the benefits of ecosystem Management: […]

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Endangered species: could better tracking methods reduce vulnerability or extinction?

Guest blogger botanist Craig Costion has written an article on endangered species on Biodiversity Revolution‘s blog which describes a new approach to developing the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) classification for potentially endangered species for which no demographic information is available. The term ‘endangered species’ refers to species which fall under the IUCN’s […]

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The TERN Ecosystem Science Scholarship

The TERN Geospatial Scholarship is an opportunity for a developing ecologist or spatial scientist to gain valuable experience while contributing to the leading-edge science of the University of Adelaide and the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Network (TERN). The successful candidate will complete an ecology or GIS project related to the South Australian Transect for Environmental Monitoring […]

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Bringing back warru

The warru, or black-footed rock-wallaby (Petrogale lateralis MacDonnell Ranges race), is now one of the South Australia’s most endangered species, continuing to decline dramatically over the last 80 years. The decline, considered to be a sign of ecosystem dysfunction in the central Australian ranges, is documented by researchers from the University of Adelaide’s School of […]

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Google now building systems behind her work

Gretchen Daily, a biology professor at Stanford University is working towards protecting the environment by quantifying the value of nature’s goods and services that are vital for human life, and factoring these benefits into the dollar values of businesses and governments. Daily felt the need to convey the value of nature and its loss by […]

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