In April, I attended an art exhibition that helps people visualize the biodiversity crisis in Australia. ‘Day of the Species’ is a community art project with contributions from 200+ artists. As a contributing artist, you get to learn about and draw Australian biodiversity under protection by the EPBC Act. As a viewer, you can see […]
The role of communication and messaging for community buy-in to threatened species conservation. We have top-up funding for a PhD student to undertake research on the role of communication and messaging for enhancing community buy-in and support for threatened species conservation. Potential topics include Increasing support for non-charismatic species: How to get the unloved loved? […]
Check out Dr. Sarah Bekessy’s talk at Melbourne Conversations on the benefits of urban biodiversity. Sarah’s talk runs approximately 10 minutes from minute 33:25 and all of the talks are worth a listen.
by Sarah Bekessy I couldn’t agree more with E.J. Milner-Gulland –Nicola Denzey Lewis’s list of how to be a successful female academic (“don’t care, don’t mother, don’t bake”) – sounds like a list of how to eliminate all things fun and worthwhile in your professional life. Likewise the whole ‘lean in’ approach makes me a […]
Who is your conservation hero?
This post is about research recently featured in The Age that promotes an alternative approach to urban development in Melbourne. This post also appears on Georgia Garrard’s research blog. The case for an alternative Current approaches to urban development in Melbourne focus on low-density urban sprawl and high-density high-rise. In middle-ring suburbs, opportunistic, ad hoc […]
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