The City of Melbourne’s draft Urban Ecology and Biodiversity Strategy has recently been released. Feedback on the document is currently being sought, with opportunities for sharing your thoughts and ideas on this topic open until 11 July 2016. Visit this link http://participate.melbourne.vic.gov.au/nature for more information.
Urban ecology research has been receiving major attention at international conferences this year, as evidenced by the recent Nature report “Ecologists embrace their urban side”, which highlights the large focus on urban ecosystems at the recent Ecological Society of America conference in Baltimore USA. ARCUE staff attending the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE) world […]
ARCUE’s Director, Mark McDonnell, has recently been appointed as the Editor-in-Chief for a brand new urban ecology journal to be published by Oxford University Press (OUP). Journal of Urban Ecology is an Open Access journal that will publish freely accessible high-quality research examining the issues of current rapid urbanisation for both developed and developing countries. […]
ARCUE was very pleased to welcome Penny Woodward as a Visitor recently to discuss their mutual interests in gardens/gardening, urban ecology and the impact of people on ecology, and hear more about the research conducted at ARCUE, particularly around the role of gardens and gardening practices in urban ecological systems. During her visit we also […]
Professor Thomas Elmqvist from the Stockholm Resilience Centre was in Melbourne during the last week of February 2014. He was in Melbourne to promote “Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Opportunities and Challenges”, the scientific report behind “Cities and Biodiversity Outlook – Action and Policy”. The book was officially launched in Melbourne on Wednesday, 26 February […]
HAYASHI Yoshitake, a delegate from the Bureau of Environment at Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Japan, by the invitation of Amy Hahs, recently visited ARCUE to learn more about the Centre’s research and community outreach activities. Last year, Tokyo Metropolitan Government released their Tokyo Green Plan 2012. This plan outlines the elements of the strategic approaches that […]
Amy Hahs recently had the chance to visit researchers at The University of Sheffield, England, where she co-presented an extra ecology seminar on “People, green space and biodiversity: insights from research in urban Australia” with Caragh Threlfall and Christopher Ives. Following the presentation, we had the chance to speak with Phillip Warren and Karl Evans […]
ARCUE and the City of Melbourne hosted a Public Open Forum on “Biodiversity and the City” in early December 2012. The forum attracted over 200 members of the general public who came to the Melbourne Town Hall to hear a number of speakers talking about a range of issues and opportunities related to this topic. […]