“Even an army poses little threat to invasive pythons of Everglades“. Then why on earth are we forming one?
I have a message for the Australian Olympic Committee: If you’d like to win gold medals this year in Rio, you should probably cut down the Neem Trees in in the town of Derby, Western Australia – at least I’ve heard that this would be a good start.
In February 2014 a number of Indigenous groups and their research partners gathered in Sydney at the World Parks Congress to share their experiences of living with and managing invasive species. In partnership with the Bunuba Rangers, our research group contributed a presentation and report about the rangers’ place-based weed management at sites along the Fitzroy River in the central Kimberley. Alongside ours, each story that was shared as a part of this symposium has recently been collated into a booklet titled Indigenous People and Invasive Species: Perceptions, management, challenges and uses. Continue reading
I’ve heard the phrase ‘wicked problems’ a bit recently. The term is not new, but it has seemed to crop up more frequently lately, probably due to the climate change talks in Paris. This time it hooked me and I looked into it. Specifically, I thought that it might have potential for framing issues of weeds and invasive species – ‘Wicked Weeds’, seemed like a catchy tagline. Continue reading
Bored on the train home, I decided to reactivate my dormant Instagram account. Instead of sifting through friends’ posts of their holidays and recent meals, I explored #weeds. Ignoring the inevitable pictures of cannabis and bongs, the remaining photos were artistic, striking and beautiful images of plants classified as weeds. Continue reading