Big Sky Country

Farmer wants some biodiversity

April 11, 2023 Bush Heritage Australia Season 2 Episode 4
Big Sky Country
Farmer wants some biodiversity
Show Notes

It might seem strange for an ecologist to spend time on pastoral lands, but that’s exactly what Imogen Semmler does. She ‘meanders’ across paddocks to measure the health of their ecosystems and quantify their biodiverse value. 

With over 58% of Australia managed for agricultural production, Imogen’s work is part of a new ‘natural capital accounting’ initiative that recognises that if we are to feed and clothe our planet, while protecting it, then we need to be looking at innovative ways to boost ecosystem health across agricultural lands. Part of the solution? Putting biodiversity on the books.  

Featuring Imogen Semmler, Associate Professor Jim Radford, Angela Hawdon and Anna and Gus Hickman.
Produced by Bee Stephens and Eliza Herbert.

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