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Note: Urban areas are outlined in black. Cities shown in greater detail in boxes are (a) Perth, (b) Brisbane and (c) Melbourne.
Source: Dr Pia Lentini, University of Melbourne, used under CC BY NC using data supplied by the Australian...
At a glanceIt seems unlikely, given the current overall poor status and deteriorating trends in biodiversity and the high impact of increasing pressures, that overall biodiversity outcomes will improve in the short or medium term. Our current investments in biodiversity management are not...
A growing population puts increasing pressure on biodiversity when residential areas encroach on natural systems. The Built environment report describes Australia's urban footprint, and the...
Range expansion may occur when:
existing habitat that has not previously been colonised is reached
appropriate conditions develop outside a species’ distribution, and the species colonises this new habitat
appropriate habitat develops within a species’ range but in areas that...
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