Conserving native wildlife during urbanisation: the effectiveness of biodiversity-friendly urban design and construction practices (2007–2010)

Urban development generally produces many negative impacts on native wildlife and their habitats, often causing localised species extinctions. To reduce these effects innovative developers are increasingly using biodiversity-friendly urban design and construction practices (BFUDCPs) in green developments. However, the extent to which these measures enhance the conservation of biodiversity is largely unknown. This study aims to assess the effectiveness of BFUDCPs in sustaining the diversity of native wildlife at urban developments in South East Queensland, the fastest growing region in Australia. The findings will fill a knowledge gap that will greatly benefit the development industry and all levels of government involved in its regulation.'',
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council