Publications & Resources
Urban Beat is the newsletter of the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub. It is published three times a year. Selected stories may be read online, or a pdf version can be downloaded. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the newsletter please contact us.
CAUL Hub research briefs describe the practical research problems that we are addressing. Each brief describes the currrent state of knowledge in the area, a description of the CAUL Hub's contribution and the expected outcome of our research, all with a focus on the needs of research end-users.
CAUL Hub research reports detail the findings of CAUL Hub research projects.
- Target species for rewilding, monitoring and public engagement in the City of Melbourne (March 2016 - produced by the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group, RMIT University for the City of Melbourne)
- Benefits of Urban Green Space in the Australian Context (August 2016)
- The Little Things that Run the City (September 2016 - produced by the Interdisciplinary Conservation Science Research Group, RMIT University for the City of Melbourne)
- ￼The City of Melbourne’s Future Urban Forest: Identifying vulnerability to future temperatures (November 2016 - produced by the University of Melbourne for the City of Melbourne)
- ￼Annual Report on Air Quality Measurements (December 2016)
- ￼Submission on the “Better fuel for cleaner air” discussion paper (March 2017 - Submission to the Department of Environment and Energy on behalf of the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub and the Melbourne Energy Institute)
Dirgawati M., Heyworth J. S., Wheeler A. J., McCaul K. A., Blake D., Boeyen J., Cope M., Yeap B. B., Nieuwenhuijsen M., Brunekreef B., Hinwood A., (2016). Development of Land Use Regression Models for Particulate Matter and Associated Components in an Area with Low Air Pollutant Concentration Airshed. Atmospheric Environment, 144:69-78. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.013 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Drijfhout, M., Kendal, D., Vohl, D. and Green, P. T., (2016). Sentiment Analysis: Ready for Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14(10): 525–526, doi: 10.1002/fee.1435 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Emmerson, K. M., Galbally, I. E., Guenther, A. B., Paton-Walsh, C., Guerette, E., Cope, M. E., Keywood, M. D., Lawson, S. J., Molloy, S. B., Dunne, E., Thatcher, M., Karl, T., and Maleknia, S. D., (2016). Current Estimates of Biogenic Emissions from Eucalypts Uncertain for Southeast Australia, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16: 6997-7011. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.08.013 [Open Access - pdf here]
Ives, C. D., Lentini, P. E., Threlfall, C. G., Ikin, K., Shanahan, D. F., Garrard, G. E., Bekessy, S. A., Fuller, R. A., Mumaw, L., Rayner, L., Rowe, R., Valentine, L. E. and Kendal, D. (2016), Cities are hotspots for threatened species. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25: 117–126. doi: 10.1111/geb.12404 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Ives, C. D, Oke, C., Hehir, A., Gordon, A., Wang, Y., Bekessy, S. A., (2017) Capturing residents’ values for urban green space: Mapping, analysis and guidance for practice, Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 161, May 2017, Pages 32-43, ISSN 0169-2046, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.12.010. [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Keywood, M., Selleck, P., Galbally, I., Lawson, S., Powell, J., Cheng, M., Gillett, R., Ward, J., Harnwell, J., Dunne, E., Boast, K., Reisen, F., Molloy, S., Griffiths, A., Chambers, S., Crumeyrolle, S., Zhang, C., Zeng, J., Fedele, R., (2016). Sydney Particle Study 1 - Aerosol and gas data collection. v3. CSIRO. Data Collection. [Open Access - dataset here]
Keywood, M., Selleck, P., Galbally, I., Lawson, S., Powell, J., Cheng, M., Gillett, R., Ward, J., Harnwell, J., Dunne, E., Boast, K., Reisen, F., Molloy, S., Griffiths, A., Chambers, S., Crumeyrolle, S., Zhang, C., Zeng, J., Fedele, R., (2016). Sydney Particle Study 2 - Aerosol and gas data collection. v3. CSIRO. Data Collection. [Open Access - dataset here]
Knibbs L. D., Coorey C. P., Cowie C., Dirgawati M., Heyworth J. S., Marks G. B., Morawska L., Pereira G., Hewson M. G., (2016). Independent validation of a national satellite-based land-use regression model for nitrogen dioxide using passive samplers, Environmental Science & Technology, accepted 22 October 2016. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03428 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Lohr, V. I., Kendal, D., Dobbs, C., (2016) Urban trees worldwide have low species and genetic diversity, posing high risks of tree loss as stresses from climate change increase, Acta Hortic. 1108, 263-270. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1108.34 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Mata L., Garrard G. E., Kutt A. S., Wintle B. C., En Chee Y., Backstrom A., Bainbridge B., Urlus J., Brown G. W., Tolsma A. D., Yen A. L., New T. R., Bekessy S. A., (Online, 6 September 2016) Eliciting and integrating expert knowledge to assess the viability of the critically endangered golden sun-moth Synemon plana. Austral Ecology. 42: 297–308. doi: 10.1111/aec.12431 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Mata L., Threlfall C. G., Williams N. S. G., Hahs A. K., Malipatil M., Stork N. E., Livesley S.J. (2017), Conserving herbivorous and predatory insects in urban green spaces. Scientific Reports, 7: 40970. doi: 10.1038/srep40970 [Open Access - pdf available here]
Sinnott, R. O. and the AURIN Technical Team (2016), The Australian Data-Driven Urban Research Platform: Systems Paper. Australian Economic Review, 49: 208–223. doi: 10.1111/1467-8462.12152 [Open Access - pdf here]
Sinnott, R.O., Bayliss, C., Bromage, A. et al., (2016). Journal of Grid Computing 14: 603. doi: 10.1007/s10723-016-9372-0. [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Steinemann, A., (2016). Fragranced Consumer Products: Exposures and Effects from Emissions, Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health 9: 861. doi: 10.1007/s11869-016-0442-z [Open Access - pdf here]
Steinemann, A. (2017). Health and Societal Effects from Exposure to Fragranced Consumer Products. Preventive Medicine Reports, 5, 45–47. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2016.11.011 [Open Access - pdf here]
Threlfall, C. G., Mata, L., Mackie, J. A., Hahs, A. K., Stork, N. E., Williams, N. S. G. and Livesley, S. J. (2017), Increasing biodiversity in urban green spaces through simple vegetation interventions. Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12876 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Torabi, N., Mata, L., Gordon, A., Garrard, G., Wescott, W., Dettmann, P., & Bekessy, S. A. (2016). The money or the trees: What drives landholders’ participation in biodiverse carbon plantings? Global Ecology and Conservation, 7: 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2016.03.008 [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
Wilson A., Kendal D., and Moore J. L., (2016). Humans and Ornamental Plants: A Mutualism? Ecopsychology. 8(4): 257-263. doi: 10.1089/eco.2015.0077. [Restricted Access - journal homepage here]
CAUL Hub in the media
- ‘Higher-density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable’, The Conversation, May 5 2017
- ‘Urban jungle: saving city wildlife with trees, green roofs and pools’, The Guardian, March 6 2017
- ‘Could reducing top speeds on Australian motorways actually make traffic go faster?’, news.com.au, February 10 2017
- ‘Our cities need to go on a resource diet’, The Conversation, December 1 2016
- ‘Islands in the sky used as Noah’s ark for threatened plants’, New Scientist, November 9 2016
- ‘A problem of hidden hazards: Common fragrances a public health problem’, Sydney Morning Herald, October 27 2016
- ‘Bringing Nature Back to Cities is Good for Plants, Animals and Humans’, Ensia, October 19 2016
- ‘Cleaner Safe Air Needs You!’, Pursuit, October 16 2016
- ‘Why the Songbird’s Serenade Is Going Off Key’, Nautilus, July 21 2016
- ‘Making megacities healthy for humans’, Pursuit, July 18 2016
- ‘Data is the secret weapon in the battle to save Australia's urban forests’, The Guardian, May 30 2016
- ‘EcoCheck: Victoria’s flower-strewn western plains could be swamped by development’, The Conversation, May 17 2016
- ‘Does higher-density city development leave urban forests out on a limb?’, The Conversation, Apr 14 2016
- ‘Urban experts embrace Indigenous perspectives on greening our cities’, Media release, Feb 16 2016
- ‘Indigenous knowledge to make cities better’, Media release, Feb 16 2016
- ‘Threatened species live in every Australian city’, Conservation Magazine, Jan 5 2016
- ‘Cities for Climate Change’, Pursuit, Dec 11 2015
- ‘Cities support a greater number of threatened species than non-urban areas’, Science Daily, Dec 7 2015
- ‘City sprawl or skyscraper tall: why can’t Melbourne do urban design better?’, The Age, Oct 11 2015
- ‘Urban policy: could the federal government finally ‘get’ cities?’, The Conversation, Sep 28 2015
- ‘Government allocates almost $9 million to air quality research in Western Sydney’, Fairfield City Champion, Jul 2 2015
- ‘Grants to Melbourne researchers tackling challenging urban environments policy issues’, The Age, Feb 5 2015
CAUL Hub presentations
This section contains selected presentations given by and about the CAUL Hub.
Indigenous Engagement and Participation: A presentation given to the International Association for Public Participation conference, Adelaide, Oct 17 2016.
CAUL Hub publications
A brochure about the CAUL Hub can be downloaded here.
The current CAUL Hub Research Plan can be downloaded here.