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September 18, 2014

The importance of university child care: Attending the dedication of Munro Center, University of Queensland

During our ten-year stint at the University of Queensland, we were fortunate to have access to high quality on-campus child care. This child care was a decisive factor in maintaining dual careers for my wife Judy O’Neil and for me. As well, our children developed lifelong friendships at the two child care facilities: Munro Centre […]

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January 30, 2014

Moreton Bay and Catchment

This book was produced by the fledgling School of Marine Science, The University of Queensland at the outset of a rekindled scientific interest in Moreton Bay, its tributaries and its catchments, or watersheds. Previous conferences regarding the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay resulted in short conference proceedings books; Brisbane River: A Source Book for the […]

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August 27, 2013

Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments: Making the connection in South East Queensland, Australia

Healthy Waterways Healthy Catchments is now available for free in PDF format from IAN press. This 238 pp. book was the fourth in a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 2005 and summarized the scientific findings from a variety of different projects […]

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August 22, 2013

Discover the Waterways of South-East Queensland

Discover the Waterways is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This book was the third of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 2001 and was intended to provide citizens with enough context to view key ecosystem features […]

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August 20, 2013

Moreton Bay Study: A Scientific Basis for the Healthy Waterways Campaign

Moreton Bay Study is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This book was the second of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1999 and was the first summary of the scientific findings of Healthy Waterways. There are […]

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August 15, 2013

The crew member’s guide to the health of our waterways

The crew member’s guide to the health of our waterways is now available for free in PDF format from IAN Press. This short book (~100 pp.) was the first of a series of four books produced as part of the Healthy Waterways campaign in Southeast Queensland. It was published in 1998 and was a key […]

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April 1, 2013

We’re all connected to the Big Easy: Beyond Science into BIG Management of Coastal Louisiana Ecosystem

Coastal Louisiana (CL) is an economically valuable, ecologically diverse landscape, containing 40-45%of the wetlands found in the southern states1. Vital at the national scale, CL is especially important to the seafood and shipping industries, and is home to a significant proportion of the nation’s petroleum industry. Emerging about 6000 years ago after eustatic sea level […]

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March 22, 2013

Change of science and management in ecosystems along size gradient

How does ecosystem size affect different environmental management actions? To some extent, a difference in the system scale means variety in the environmental status, research directions, public attention, and management efforts. Therefore, the way of approaching certain management objectives varies based on different size scales. In this blog, we compare five cases along an increasing […]

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February 21, 2013

Resilience of Coastal Communities Depends on Maintaining Social Infrastructure

Hurricane Sandy was a wake-up call. More and more, people are asking, “What can be done to sustain coastal communities in the face of climate change and accelerated sea level rise?” The story of Holland Island, a once-thriving fishing community, reveals the importance of maintaining social infrastructure to sustain communities. Coastal communities must be resilient […]

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February 29, 2012

Brisbane 2011: Living with Floods and Dancing with Dugongs: Part 15- Questions from the Seminar

QUESTION: One of the things we have been noticing through the Healthy Country project is there has been a complete lack of people coming up through the system that have the skills and the capacity actually, more or less, to do what we needed. Your advice that it is necessary for us to make this […]

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