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Science and Solutions for Australia: Biodiversity

Academic journal article Teaching Science

Science and Solutions for Australia: Biodiversity

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Science and solutions for Australia: Biodiversity

CSIRO Australia

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In an information-rich world it can be difficult to ensure that information is current and relevant to our Australian environment. CSIRO has published a new book with the latest scientific knowledge of Australia's biodiversity drawing on a wealth of knowledge from the last 90 years of research.

The book is set out in a clear format such that it is interesting and easy to read. Each chapter looks at biodiversity through a different lens including outlining what biodiversity is, its importance in many areas such as economics, recreation, and its cultural significance. The book details features and trends of Australia's biodiversity, tools for managing and restoring biodiversity, the management of protected areas, and indigenous perspectives. It also details the effect of farming, forestry and pastoralism, cities and towns, seas and coasts including the aquaculture industry, inland waters, and mining on biodiversity.

At 226 pages, each section is clear in its layout and the text is supported by full colour pictures, graphical representations, summary tables, flowcharts, maps, and specific case studies. …

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