Monthly Archives: December 2015

Nature deficit disorder in a highly urbanised nation

This is part 1 of a two-part blog. Urbanisation has been identified by some authors as the top human cause of species endangerments and extinctions. That it has such a large impact on biodiversity is pretty surprising when you realise that cities occupy a very small fraction (estimated at 1.5-3 %) of all the [...]

By |2017-05-09T09:24:28+00:00December 19th, 2015|Urbanisation|Comments Off on Nature deficit disorder in a highly urbanised nation


No doubt, I’m far from the only person thinking about climate change at the moment, what with the Paris Conference underway. Of course, as a conservation biologist, I’m often thinking about climate change (and sometimes driving my boyfriend crazy with my admonishments to turn off lights, water heaters and the air-con and even closing the faucet [...]

By |2017-05-09T09:24:30+00:00December 1st, 2015|Climate change, Urbanisation|Comments Off on URBANISATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
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