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Dr Kara Youngentob's gone Totally Wild

Kara Youngentob and koala 149x192NERP Post Doctral Fellow Dr Kara Youngentob was recently interviewed on Totally Wild about her research work. She is working on a NERP Environmental Decisions Hub project involving investigating how forage quality might influence landscape use by koalas and other leaf-eating animals.

You can read more about Kara HERE and view the video HERE

Can we offset biodiversity losses?

green n golden bell frogtheconversationThis Green and Golden Bell Frog is one of the few species to be successfully protected using offsets. Flickr/eyeweed

article by Megan Evans and Martine Maron

Clive Palmer's China First Coal Project is entering the last stages of review for its proposed coal mine in Queensland's Bimblebox Nature Refuge. As part of the Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS), the proposal suggests protecting about two hectares of remnant bush for every one hectare of the nature refuge that is affected by the mine. That sounds like we're getting two for one – but biodiversity offsets aren't that simple.

also in the Brisbane Times

NERP Pilbara workshop in the media

Josie Carwardine 130x192A recent workshop, Evaluating the ecological cost effectiveness of management actions to conserve threatened species of the Pilbara, involving NERP Post-Doctoral Fellow, Dr Josie Carwardine, has been well received by local media.

Pilbara News article, 3 April 2013 ~ 10,000 circulation

North West Telegraph, South Hedland, WA, 3 April 2013 ~ 10,000 circulation



Biodiversity and the burbs – Decision Point #68 is now available

DPoint 68 tiny coverWhy did the brush-tailed phascogale cross the road? Because it could – thanks to a crossing bridge set up to help wildlife cross killer highways. This issue of full of the science on how we can accommodate biodiversity in and around our cities and suburbs.

Check it out for yourself at

Prof Hugh Possingham on ABC Sunday Profile

Hugh 2010 Portrait

Professor Hugh Possingham, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence on Environmental Decisions & the NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, is a global leader in the area of conservation biology. Here he is interviewed about broad conservation and biodiversity issues and what decision theory is on ABC Sunday Profile, 8 February 2013.


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