Bugnot, A.B., Hose, G.C., Walsh, C.J., Floerl, O., French, K., Dafforn, K.A., Hanford, J., Lowe, E.C. and Hahs, A.K. (2019). Urban impacts across realms: Making the case for inter-realm monitoring and management. Science of the Total Environment, 648, 711–719.
An output from a workshop at the University of New South Wales aiming to further collaboration between ecologists working in terrestrial, freshwater and marine realms. In this paper, we discuss that the terrestrial realm is most commonly a ‘net-donor’ of impacts, as most human activities occur on land and the resulting impacts are transferred to aquatic and atmospheric realms (although impacts in the reverse direction also occur). We conclude that, to achieve effective management strategies, greater collaboration is needed between scientists and managers focussing on different realms and regions and we present suggestions for approaches to achieve this.
My Raingarden diary
I posted a new beta version of the Environmental Benefit Calculator on urbanstreams.net today. The R package ‘Shiny’ has made the rewrite remarkably easy (and yet it has taken me forever). I still need to ‘prettify’ the page, but it seems to be mostly functional – doing all of the…
Finally, urbanstreams.net is on-line full-time after a long frustrating search for the cause of the server’s random rebooting problem. The multitude of websites out there that advise on random rebooting problems suggest numerous possibilities, but I didn’t find a pointer to what turned out to be my problem: a faulty…
If, by some miracle, you have lucked upon this site, well done – I’ve wasted a big slab of time setting up the urbanstreams.net server before becoming aware that my ISP, Optus, chooses to block port 80. Fortunately, (if I am unable to talk Optus into opening up the…