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Over the past two hundred years Europeans have had a negative impact on Cumberland Plain Woodland Forest. This presentation discusses the coexistence of biodiversity and built environments of the ...

Over the past two hundred years Europeans have had a negative impact on Cumberland Plain Woodland Forest. This presentation discusses the coexistence of biodiversity and built environments of the Sydney Basin Bioregion and solutions for the future.

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The coexistence of biodiversity and built environments of the Sydney Basin Bioregion | Biocity Studio The coexistence of biodiversity and built environments of the Sydney Basin Bioregion | Biocity Studio Presentation Transcript

  • ‘biodiversity’
    “biodiversity is the variety of all life forms: different plants, animals, the genes they contain and the ecosystems in which they live”
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    What does biodiversity include in relation to Sydney?
    • Plant Communities
    • Fauna
    • Ocean and Harbour
    • Waterways & Tributaries
    • Wetlands
  • Aboriginal Influence on Biodiversity
    Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    • the use of fire and its effect on species diversity
  • European Influence on Biodiversity“the last 200 years”
    Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Source: Benson,D & Howell,J. 1990
  • Sydney Basin Bioregion
    Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Source: www.environment.nsw.gov.au
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Sydney Metropolitan Area
    Source: www.metrostrategy.nsw.gov.au
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Source: Benson,D & Howell,J. 1990
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Biodiversity as a resource for Sydney?
    • Food
    • Water
    • Tourism
    • Industrial Goods
    • Building Materials
    • Medicinal Products
    • Ethics?
    Source: Geosage.com
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Cumberland Plain Woodland“a community under threat”
    North-West Development Sector
    From this...
    to this...?
    South-West Development Sector
    Source: www.forest.nsw.gov
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Education and Awareness
    Source: Sydney Morning Herald, December 2008
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    • Can we reverse the damage now or into the future?
    • Can their be a sustainable co-existence between Biodiversity and the Built Environment of Sydney?
    • Are the laws and planning framework sufficient?
  • Biodiversity by Geoff Duggan and Mark Santangelo
    Bibliography
     
    Benson, D.H. 2009, 14th January. Personal Phone Interview. Senior Plant Ecologist of Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney.
     
    Benson, D.H. & Howell, J. 1990, Taken for granted, Kangaroo Press in association with the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.
     
    Flannery, T. 2003. ‘Beautiful lies - population and environment in Australia’, Quarterly Essay, Black Inc., Melbourne.
     
    Flannery, T. 1994, The future eaters, Reed New Holland, Sydney.
    http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/bioregions/SydneyBasin-Biodiversity.htm
    https://www.wilderness.org.au/articles/cycle
    http://www.metrostrategy.nsw.gov.au/dev/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=81&languageId=1&contentId=557
    http://sydney.cma.nsw.gov.au/
    http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/
    http://www.anra.gov.au/
    Nature Conservation Council of NSW, viewed 13th January 2009 http://nccnsw.org.au/index.php