Australia

“Investors Are Now Screening Business For A Social Purpose”

25th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Farm Online.  “Investors are now screening business for a social purpose and their interest in sustainability goes further where agriculture is concerned. Environmental economist James Bentley, from National Australia Bank, used that fact as one of many arguments for Australia’s beef industry to move towards scientific and collaborative measurement… [more]

Melbourne’s Water Supply At Risk Due to ‘Collapse’ of Forests Caused by Logging

18th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on the Guardian.  “Melbourne’s water supply is at risk because decades of logging and forest loss from large bushfires has triggered the imminent collapse of the mountain ash forests in Victoria’s central highlands, ecologists have said. The Victorian government was warned of the likelihood of ecosystem collapse by Australian National University researches… [more]

Marine Scientists Urge Protection for Endangered Shellfish Reefs

16th February 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published in the Guardian.  “Marine scientists are lobbying the federal government to ensure protection for Australia’s most endangered – but least known – ocean ecosystem. Shellfish reefs, formed by millions of oysters or mussels clustering together in or near the mouths of estuaries, have declined by up 99% since British colonisation… [more]

Natural Capital Protocol – Oceans Supplement – Australian Webinar

10th October 2017
Published under: Featured,Natural Capital Coalition

Environmental Accounts Promise Big Changes for Water & Forests in Australia

20th September 2017
Published under: Enabling Environment

This podcast was originally published on ABC Radio.  “As Australia’s biodiversity is increasingly threatened and environmental pressures continue to get worse, it’s long been proposed that part of the solution is valuing ‘natural capital’ — things like clean air, water, healthy soils and environmental assets like forests. A framework for a national system of environmental… [more]

Interaction Effects Between Local Flower Richness & Distance to Natural Woodland on Pest & Beneficial Insects in Apple Orchards

13th September 2017
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This paper was originally published in Agricultural and Forest Entomology.  “Abstract: Local and landscape factors interact to influence animal populations and, ultimately, crop yields in agroecosystems. Yet few studies have considered interactions and trade-offs between these factors within a single agroecosystem. We sampled insect communities (fruit-damaging pests and Diptera and Hymenoptera pollinator and natural enemy… [more]