Dieter Hochulli is an urban ecologist who specialises in understanding how cities impact Australia’s unique wildlife. During the recent, unprecedented bushfires we saw how cities could act as refuges in dangerous weather situations.
However, as Australia has become more urbanised Dieter has observed how animals such as the brush turkey, orb weaving spider and our unique flora have found surprising success against all the odds our city lives put them up against.
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Angela Heathcote (Digital Producer at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com).
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Noise pollution in urban environments is drowning out birdsong, making it ever harder for birds to communicate.
It may in the centre of city life, but that doesn’t mean it has nothing to offer in terms of plants and wildlife.
They can live to be 100 years old and must make a grand journey at the end of their lives to New Caledonia to complete their life cycle.