June 6, 2014

Biodiverse Planting for Carbon and Biodiversity on Indigenous Land

By Anna. R. Renwick, NERP Environmental Decisions Hub, University of Queensland, Brisbane Climate change has prompted the development of methods to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and many countries have established emissions trading schemes that offer incentives to offset carbon emissions. In addition to carbon storage, these schemes have the potential to deliver ot ...
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March 19, 2014

How Does Restoration Influence Reptiles, Beetles and Landholder Decisions?

By Sacha Jellinek, University of Melbourne’s Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions Agricultural landscapes in south-eastern Australia are largely cleared of native vegetation, with whatever remains surviving in small, isolated remnants surrounded by a sea of livestock grazing and/or industrial cropping. To explore the effectiveness of replanted areas for maintaini ...
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November 6, 2013

Farming Carbon and Ecosystem Services in a Sunburnt Landscape

By Brenda Lin, Research Scientist, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia Discussing responses to climate change impacts often centers on mitigation or adaptation, yet as we’ve seen with integrated landscape management, the two are not mutually exclusive and often there are additional co-benefits from these actions. Today, Bren ...
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March 18, 2013

Fostering Farmer-driven Innovation: Creating Opportunities for Sustainability

Fiona McKenzie Australian Futures Project

Editor’s note: In the last two posts the Landscapes Blog looked at what is needed for transitions to more integrated and sustainable systems of agricultural production, in both an industrialized and developing nation context. These types of large-scale changes are often orchestrated with high level policy shifts, but individual farmers also play an essential role [&hellip ...
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February 6, 2013

World Wide Wetlands: Making the Case for Landscape Management

World Wetlands Day was celebrated around the world this past Saturday. Started in 1997, the day is meant to both commemorate the February 2nd 1971 signing of the Ramsar Convention – an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands – and to raise awareness of sustainable wetlands use worldwide. Historically, wetlands have […] ...
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March 19, 2012

Landscape of the Week: Australia's Approach to Landscape Management

By Bruce Lloyd Crawford Fund for International Agricultural Research and the Bunbartha Landcare Group, Victoria, Australia A landscape approach is gaining traction as a natural resource management strategy Down Under. “Landcare” – Australia’s community based natural resource management (NRM) process and ethos – has endured for more than twenty years as a national move ...
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