Where the wild things are: how nature might respond as coronavirus keeps humans indoors

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. Intriguing things sometimes happen in places deserted by people. Plants creep back, animals return and, slowly, birdsong fills the air. The coronavirus pandemic means public spaces the world over have been temporarily abandoned. Major roads are all but empty […]

Outreach: Want to help save wildlife after the fires? You can do it in your own backyard

Holly Kirk, RMIT University; Brendan Wintle, The University of Melbourne; Casey Visintin, The University of Melbourne; Freya Thomas, RMIT University; Georgia Garrard, RMIT University; Kirsten Parris, The University of Melbourne; Kylie Soanes, The University of Melbourne; Pia Lentini, The University of Melbourne, and Sarah Bekessy, RMIT University People living in cities far from the unprecedented […]

Outreach: No need to give up on crowded cities – we can make density so much better

  Payton Chung/Flickr, CC BY Thami Croeser, RMIT University and Lucy Gunn, RMIT University The idea that we should decentralise our population has come up many times in Australia. Recently, the National Farmers’ Federation president pushed the notion, calling for a shift to the regions. And the premise is this: city living is unpleasant. Roads […]

Outreach: How should I vote if I care about preventing the extinction of nature?

 Almost 9 in 10 Australians agree we should invest in restoring wildlife habitats and natural places.Klaus/Flickr, CC BY-SA Sarah Bekessy, RMIT University; Alex Kusmanoff, RMIT University; Ascelin Gordon, RMIT University; Emily Gregg, RMIT University; Freya Thomas, RMIT University; Georgia Garrard, RMIT University; Holly Kirk, RMIT University; Jeremy Ringma, RMIT University; Katherine Berthon, RMIT University; Lindall […]