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Mining the rural: a Foucaultian exploration of power, identity and transition in south-central Queensland
Over the last decade, mining and energy development in Queensland rapidly increased, spreading into regions previously dominated by agriculture. This process has had uneven effects on local communities and has provoked ...
Responsible Investment in Blue Carbon Resources: “Constraints and potential motivations to attracting large-scale private capital investment in blue carbon resources”
Coastal marine ecosystems provide critical climate change mitigation benefits and ecosystem services. The moniker blue carbon can be applied to coastal marine ecosystems comprising mangroves, tidal marshes and seagrasses. ...
Carbon implication of demolition and construction in urban China: Changsha City as a case study
Ever-increasing emissions of greenhouse gases have triggered global warming, severely limiting the sustainable development possibilities of human society. China is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, and is ...
What factors constrain and enable the integration of blue carbon into the existing locally managed marine area (LMMA) network?
Blue carbon refers to the carbon stored in coastal ecosystems like mangroves, seagrasses, and tidal salt marshes. The conservation and restoration of these threatened 'blue habitats' is a field that has received increased ...
Finding the last Hawkweed plant: how detection rate scales with cluster size
When surveying or monitoring a species, the assumption that all the individuals living in the sampling area will be detected rarely holds. Even for plants, detection probabilities are typically less than 1 (where 1 represents ...
A review of the Integrated Water Catchment Management approach in Victoria, Australia
The purpose of this literature review was to examine the current Integrated Water Catchment Management (IWCM) approach within the Goulburn Broken Catchment, Victoria, Australia. An integrated approach to water resource ...
Optimising acoustic detection of the Spotted Tree Frog
Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) is a popular tool in ecology studies for estimating species populations. While PAM has been used to great success in ecological studies, it has not been without challenges. Ecological ...
China's South-to-North Water Transfer Project：reshaping the geography of water supply in Beijing
The South-to-North Water Transfer Project is a major strategic scheme in China. There is no precedent in terms of time span, investment, and engineering scale, with the East and Middle Routes being implemented in succession. ...
Civil society advocacy towards sustainable food systems policy in Victoria
The current food system is widely regarded as unsustainable, in terms of its impact on the environment and population health, and in the inequality of current access to food. A policy shift is needed to drive a transformation ...
Assessing Forest Stewardship Council certification implementation for smallholder groups in Vietnam
Forest Certification Stewardship Council (FSC) has been globally recognized as an effective tool to manage forests sustainably. While FSC has been widely accepted by large forest companies in developed countries, the ...