Richard Hobbs, Leonie Valentine and colleagues believe we should be paying increased attention to species movement in response to environmental change (Hobbs et al, 2017). In particular we need to consider changes in species distributions and altered biological assemblages. Such changes are well known from paleoecological studies, but have accelerated with ongoing pervasive human influence. […]
Movers and stayers in a changing environment
Justine & Nancy are Homeward Bound Two CEED scientists, Dr Justine Shaw and Dr Nancy Auerbach, recently took part in the inaugural program of Homeward Bound, a pioneering leadership, strategy and science initiative for women, set against the backdrop of Antarctica. Homeward Bound acknowledges the effects that climate change and anthropogenic alterations are having on […]
Following a recent international coral science conference, CEED researcher Jennifer McGowan led a short correspondence to Nature asking to researchers and managers not to lose sight of where they can make the most difference. “The message of the correspondence aims to unite the coral reef science and management communities after the International Coral Reef Symposium […]
Southeast Queensland’s waterways provide over $10 billion annually in economic benefits through drinking water supply, fishing, tourism, and recreation. But these goods and services are under threat from intensive agricultural, urban development and climate change.
And can it guide conservation decisions? Key messages: Evolutionary processes will be critical to biodiversity conservation in a time of global environmental change New advances in molecular biology make it faster and cheaper to do genetic analysis Environmental decision making needs to better integrate with evolutionary biology to create enduring solutions Ongoing evolution will be critical for the […]