When a plant is stressed, it mobilises its resources and often converts its starch reserves back to sugar. As soon as this happens, the stressed plant becomes sweeter than its healthier neighbours.
When a big old tree dies or is cut down, even if we plant a new one we might have to wait hundreds of years before it provides a good possum house.
Timber company VicForests won its appeal last week and logging is set to resume. Let’s take a look at the dramatic implications for wildlife and the law.
As climate change increases the frequency and scale of bushfires, our models suggest the habitats in Victoria’s Central Highlands may be hard to come by.
It’s a stunning win for a small community group that relied on crowd funding to cover legal costs.
It takes a eucalyptus tree more than a hundred years to develop hollows suitable to shelter Aussie animals, and just moments to cut it down.
Increased sightings of endangered species doesn’t mean it’s recovering – but that’s the argument being made by the native forest logging industry.
A large new national park might sound like the best way to protect the critically endangered Leadbeater’s possum. But it won’t do anything to save possums from the major threat of bushfire.