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
The self-seeded pumpkins have taken over the front raingarden. The grapevine’s leaves are turning brown and slowly shedding in the back. The raingardens’ productive summer ends with us in lockdown, giving me time to reflect on the raingarden news I have let slip over the last year. A year ago,…
The shiny apps that urbanstreams.net has been hosting are migrating to a new server at tools.thewerg.unimelb.edu.au. Three are there now, with the rest to come on line soon. We are also in the process of migrating urbanstreams.net to a new server, where it will become primarily a repository for my…
The raingarden‘s vine has provided us with great shade from our horrible, hot summer, and come March, it has provided us with a bumper crop of grapes that we have struggled to keep up with. As we reach the end of the season, the local lorikeets have discovered them. They…