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
This article by Kenneth Davidson cites some disturbing numbers on the extent to which Melbourne Water’s budget has become dominated by paying off of the desalination plant sitting idle 100 km south-east of Melbourne. The arguments that Davidson makes concerning Melbourne’s plentiful supply of water running off the metropolitan area are…
Kakistocracy: a form of government that I look forward to us shedding soon.
Work and home life are blending as I attempt to practice what I preach in our newly renovated home. The tank and raingarden system in our new house is teaching me a bunch of new lessons, which I thought are probably worth recording. So, I’ve begun a separate diary about it.
Happy days! We are finally moving out of our rental house, meaning that we can at last part ways with Optus as an internet service provider.* So, with a new IP address, urbanstreams.net can finally drag itself out of a dark, unvisited corner of the internet, with a proper URL….