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RMIT joins Social Sciences Week

23 August 2022

This year the Centre for Urban Research, Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platforms and Social Change Enabling Capability Platform are presenting a number of events as part of Social Sciences Week. With online and in-person events, these sessions look at how social sciences help us make sense of an uncertain future. How to live in a […]

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I want my vote to count for nature: how do the major parties stack up?

18 May 2022

The animals and plants at risk of extinction finally made it onto the political agenda last week, as Labor and the Greens launched biodiversity policies ahead of the federal election.

Journal Article

Projecting biodiversity benefits of conservation behavior-change programs

Dr Matthew Selinske, Professor Sarah Bekessy, William L Geary , Richard Faulkner , Fern Hames , Charlotte Fletcher , Zoe E Squires , Georgia E Garrard

Conservation Biology

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Current Projects

Codesigning urban nature stewardship: Gardens for Wildlife Victoria

2018 (ongoing)

Gardens for Wildlife Victoria is a participatory research project, involving a network of council and community members pooling their knowledge and skills to engage their communities in wildlife gardening.

Blog

It takes more than words and ambition: here’s why your city isn’t a lush, green oasis yet

07 July 2021

The idea of transforming cities from concrete jungles to urban forests is a popular one, and there have been some truly inspiring, exemplar projects in recent years. But has your city actually turned into a lush oasis yet? No, neither has ours.

Journal Article

Multispecies justice: Climate‐just futures with, for and beyond humans

Petra Tschakert , David Schlosberg , Danielle Celermajer , Professor Lauren Rickards, Christine Winter , Mathias Thaler , Makere Stewart‐Harawira , Blanche Verlie

WIRES Climate Change

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Journal Article

The hidden biodiversity risks of increasing flexibility in biodiversity offset trades

Sophus O.S.E. zu Ermgassen, Martine Maron, Christine M. Corlet Walker, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Jeremy S. Simmonds, Niels Strange, Morgan Robertson, Joseph W. Bull

Biological Conservation

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Journal Article

Understanding Australia’s national feral cat control effort

Dr Georgia Garrard, Alexander M. Kusmanoff, Richard Faulkner, Chathuri L. Samarasekara, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Alice Johnstone, Isaac R. Peterson, Dr Nooshin Torabi, Yan Wang, Professor Sarah Bekessy

Wildlife Research

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Top ten ways you can help boost Australia’s biodiversity

05 June 2020

On Word Environment Day, we take a look at some of the simple ways we can individually and collectively help boost biodiversity in our own backyards and beyond.

Current Projects

Onsets not offsets for real biodiversity gains

2020–2022

This project will make conceptual and methodological advancements required to develop a working approach for onsets. Case studies in urban development and agriculture will highlight how the approach work s in practice.

Journal Article

Offsetting impacts of development on biodiversity and ecosystem services

Laura J. Sonter, Dr Ascelin Gordon, Carla Archibald, Jeremy S. Simmonds, Michelle Ward, Jean Paul Metzger, Jonathan R. Rhodes, Martine Maron

AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment

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