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The Big Ecological Questions Inhibiting Effective Environment Management in Australia

Morton, Steve; Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove; Harriss Olson, M; Hughes, Laura; McCulloch, Malcolm; McIntyre, Sue; Nix, Henry A; Prober, S M; Saunders, D.A.; Andersen, Alan; Burgmann, M A; Lefroy, E.C.; Lonsdale, WM; Lowe, I.; McMichael, Anthony; Parslow, J.S.; Steffen, Will; Williams, J E; Woinarski, John; Lindenmayer, David B


The need to improve environmental management in Australia is urgent because human health, well-being and social stability all depend ultimately on maintenance of life-supporting ecological processes. Ecological science can inform this effort, but when issues are socially and economically complex the inclination is to wait for science to provide answers before acting. Increasingly, managers and policy-makers will be called on to use the present state of scientific knowledge to supply reasonable...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Austral Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2008.01938.x


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