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Can we meet the UN challenge to restore coastal wetlands by 2030?

As the UN declares the 2020s the ‘Decade of Ecosystem Restoration’, Professor Ivan Nagelkerken has collaborated with scientists worldwide to overcome the challenges of costal restorations. Leading coastal scientists from all over the world have joined forces calling for unified action on the future of coastal ecosystem conservation and restoration. This call comes in response to a declaration […]

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SEMINAR: Expert to deliver on coral reef bright spots Prof. Josh Cinner

Visiting from James Cook University, Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies Prof. Josh Cinner is an expert reef biodiversity conservation. He focuses on socioeconomic factors which can influence the way people use, perceive and govern coral reefs and will be visiting the University of Adelaide to deliver a public seminar titled: Locating and learning from bright […]

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Predicting publishing success in scientists.

A provocative new study suggests it is straightforward to predict which academics will succeed as publishing scientists. Those who publish earlier and more often while young are typically the long-term winners. “We were really surprised,” said Professor William Laurance of James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, who led the study. “It doesn’t matter if you […]

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Saving forests? Take a leaf from insurance industry’s book

A group of environmental scientists, including Environment Institute member Professor Corey Bradshaw, say a problem-ridden economic model designed to slow deforestation can be improved by applying key concepts from the insurance industry. REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) is a UN-promoted scheme that allows countries to trade in carbon credits to keep forests […]

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